Hornet volleyball struggles continue in Bronco Volleyball Classic

Satchi Hover

Sacramento State’s volleyball squad dropped all three of their matches at the Bronco Volleyball Classic in Boise, Idaho over the weekend. The Hornets fell victim to North Texas and Idaho Friday and tournament host Boise State Saturday.

The Hornets are now 5-6 losing their last five matches.

Sac State lost to North Texas, falling in straight sets to the Mean Green (22-25, 18-25, 27-29).  

Despite a match high 17 kills from freshman outside hitter Morgan Stanley, the Hornets were unable to take home the match.

Sophomore outside hitter Carnae Dillard was the top performer for North Texas with 14 kills and a .379 hitting percentage. As a team, North Texas hit .244 and limited Sac State to a .187 percentage.

North Texas finished with 45 kills in comparison to Sacramento State’s 43.

The Hornets hit the court soon after for an afternoon showdown against Idaho, but were outlasted in four sets (21-25, 13-25, 25-20, 9-25).  

The Vandals were led by sophomore outside hitter Katelyn Peterson who finished with a match high 18 kills and a .457 hitting percentage.

Sophomore outside hitter Sloan Lovett was the top player for the Hornet’s in the latter match as she compiled 14 kills accompanied by a .324 percentage.

Sac State looked to rebound Saturday when they hit the court against Boise State but were swept in straight sets (11-25, 17-25, 16-25).

Junior outside hitter Alyssa Gammel had a team high 10 kills for the Broncos, who finished with a team total of 46 while limiting the Hornets to just 24 kills.

Sophomore outside hitter Lauren Aikels led Sacramento State with 11 kills but the effort wasn’t enough to overcome the strong attack from the opposing side.  

The Broncos rounded out the day with a .391 hitting percentage, while the Hornets finished with just a .094 percentage.

Sac State will look to rebound from their tournament struggles when they begin conference play on the road against Eastern Washington this Thursday.

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