FOLSOM, Calif. -- Sacramento State concluded its two-day tournament and the regular season with a 3-2 loss to Cal Poly and a 5-0 loss to Pacific on Saturday afternoon at Livermore Community Park.
Sacramento State was playing its third match over a two-day span, which included a tournament-opening 4-1 loss to Boise State yesterday. Four teams competed in the tournament, and two other scores from today included Pacific beating Boise State, 3-2, and Cal Poly defeating Boise State, 3-2.
The victories over the Hornets improved Cal Poly to 5-9, and Pacific to 6-6.
Sacramento State had a 2-0 lead over Cal Poly after the No. 4 tandem of Hannah Meadows and Brie Gathright (22-20, 21-19) and No. 5 Kennedy Kurtz and Brigitte Murdock (21-12, 21-16) were each victorious. However, the Mustangs won matches at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 to pull out the 3-2 win. Lauren Aikels and Morgan Stanley lost close at No. 2 by a 21-19, 23-21 score, and Sloan Lovett and Madeline Cannon fell at No. 1 in three sets by a 21-16, 16-21, 15-8 score.
Against Pacific, the Hornets forced a third set in three of the five doubles matchups but could not pull out a win. That included Lovett/Cannon, and Aikels/Stanley both losing third sets by 15-13 outcomes.
Complete scores from both matches today can be found below. For every score of the two-day tournament, please click here.
Today marked the regular season finale for Sacramento State as the Hornets do not play again until the Big West Conference Tournament on April 29-30 in Long Beach.
Cal Poly 3, Sacramento State 2
1. Taylor Nelson/Andlee Van Winden (CP) def. Sloan Lovett/Madeline Cannon (SAC) 21-16, 16-21, 15-8
2. Savannah Niemen/Anna Gorman (CP) def. Lauren Aikels/Morgan Stanley (SAC) 21-19, 23-21
3. Raeann Greisen/Katherine Brouker (CP) def. Lexie Skalbeck/Lana Brown (SAC) 21-14, 21-15
4. Hannah Meadows/Brie Gathright (SAC) def. Casey Carroll/Jacqui Martin (CP) 22-20, 21-19
5. Kennedy Kurtz/Brigitte Murdock (SAC) def. Shannon Fouts/Dora Beilin (CP) 21-12, 21-16
Pacific 5, Sacramento State 0
1. Elman, Lexi/Shelton, Andie (PAC) def. Sloan Lovett/Madeline Cannon (SAC) 21-19, 22-24, 15-13
2. Wilk, Alicja/Whitson, Kimmy (PAC) def. Lauren Aikels/Morgan Stanley (SAC) 21-15, 19-21, 15-13
3. Feiner, Mia/Hess, Jess (PAC) def. Lexie Skalbeck/Lana Brown (SAC) 21-17, 13-21, 15-9
4. LaBass, Maycie/Gotterba, Katrin (PAC) def. Hannah Meadows/Brie Gathright (SAC) 21-16, 21-18
5. Diederich, Jessica/Hollt, Alex (PAC) def. Brigitte Murdock/Kennedy Kurtz (SAC) 21-19, 21-14
August 22, 2016 HORNET STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 93 SPRING ALL-ACADEMIC HONORS
April 15, 2016 BEACH VOLLEYBALL DROPS A 4-1 HOME DECISION TO BOISE STATE
April 6, 2016 BEACH VOLLEYBALL DROPS ROAD MATCH AT SAINT MARY’S, 4-1
March 19, 2016 BEACH VOLLEYBALL DROPS A PAIR TO CAL AND SAN JOSE STATE
March 10, 2016 BEACH VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO 18TH-RANKED PACIFIC, 4-1
January 29, 2016 INAUGURAL BIG WEST TOURNAMENT TO BE PLAYED IN LONG BEACH
January 29, 2016 BEACH VOLLEYBALL MOVES ITS HOME FACILITY TO FOLSOM’S LIVERMORE PARK