BEACH VOLLEYBALL DROPS HOME OPENER TO SAN JOSE STATE

BEACH VOLLEYBALL DROPS HOME OPENER TO SAN JOSE STATE

FOLSOM, Calif. — Playing its first home match of the 2019 season, Sacramento State fell to San Jose State, 5-0, on Friday afternoon at Livermore Community Park.

The Spartas, who improved to 5-3, won all five doubles matches in straight sets. Sacramento State was playing without the services of Sarah Davis for the third straight match, and fell to 0-3. Davis suffered an injury last week before the season opener, and had been slated to play at No. 1 with Mikaela Nocetti. Since the injury occurred, Sacramento State has shuffled all five of its originally planned doubles lineups.

In today's match, Sacramento State's Nocetti/Ashtin Olin fell at No. 1 (21-13, 21-13), Macey Hayden/Skyler Takeda at No. 2 (21-17, 21-12), Cianna Andrews/Paige Swinney at No. 3 (21-14, 21-11), McKenna Smith/Sarah Falk at No. 4 (21-11, 21-17) and Kayla Subbert/Paige Calvin at No. 5 (21-14, 21-18).

The Hornets, who are beginning their seventh season of beach volleyball, do not play again until hosting a four-team tournament next Friday and Saturday. The four teams at the tournament will be Sacramento State, San Francisco, San Jose State and Saint Mary's. The Hornets open things on Friday vs. San Francisco at 2 p.m., and San Jose State at 5 p.m. All home matches are played at Livermore Community Park, and admission is free.