Sac State volleyball sweeps San Jose State

Alyssa Huskinson

The Sacramento State volleyball team beat San Jose State in a three-set sweep on Tuesday.

Sac State Junior outside hitter Eryn Kirby led the Hornets with a match-high 16 kills and career-high .500 hitting percentage. Sophomore outside hitter Janelle Currey had a match-high 15 digs as she led the Hornets to victory.

With the win, the Hornets push their winning streak to three games and are now 5-3 overall. San Jose State dropped to 1-6 overall and 6-7 all-time against Sac State.

“It was really fun and we played solid,” Kirby said.

Sac State did not waste any time and led the entire first two sets of the match. While San Jose struggled to respond to the Hornets’ attacks, only one lead change, and four tied scores occurred in the third set. San Jose State’s largest lead was 4-3 in the third set.

“We keep improving every match,” said Hornet head coach Ruben Volta. “I’ve been really happy how we’ve been playing; serving, passing and playing defense. It puts a lot of pressure on our opponents.”

With no errors in the first set, Sac State hit a season-high .378 (42-8-90).

Junior Cayti Crowton had five kills, junior Kelsey Elston had four kills, junior Anna Schoener contributed with three kills, 10 assists, two blocks and a .500 hitting percentage and freshman Katie Aprile had 22 assists and six digs.

“We did a really good job playing our game8212;solid and consistent straight through,” Currey said. “We put the pressure on them and they didn’t like it.”

As the Hornets’ five-match homestand comes to an end, the team will play its next nine matches away. The Hornets will travel to Albuquerque, N.M., to take part in the Corvallis Challenge Friday and Saturday. The Hornets will play New Mexico and UC Santa Barbara on Friday and SMU on Saturday.

Alyssa Huskinson can be reached at ahuskinson@statehornet.com