Sac State sweeps weekend play on Colberg Court

Satchi Hover

Sacramento State volleyball pushed their winning streak to three after taking down Portland State and Eastern Washington at Colberg Court over the weekend improving their record to 12-11 and 7-5 in Big Sky Conference play.

The Hornets put away Portland State (11-10, 8-3) in four sets Friday evening (25-23, 25-22, 17-25, 25-20).

Portland State entered the game ranked third in the Big Sky.

Senior right-side hitter Kayla Beal led the Hornets with 14 kills and a .353 hitting percentage. Freshman middle blocker Courtney Dietrich followed suit with 10 kills and .444 percentage.

Senior outside hitter Kaeli Patton had 17 kills and a .351 hitting percentage to lead the Vikings, but it wasn’t enough as her squad was unable to counter the Hornets’ strong attack.

At the end of the night, Sacramento State finished with team totals of 55 kills and a .281 hitting percentage while Portland State concluded with 61 kills and a .259 percentage.

Saturday evening was also successful for the Hornets as it beat Eastern Washington (7-15, 4-7) in four sets (25-27, 25-23, 25-15, 25-21).

Sophomore outside hitter Sloan Lovett and Beal each had 13 kills to lead the team. Junior outside hitter Talia Fermantez had 11 kills and a .292 hitting percentage to lead the Eagles.

Both squads struggled with their offense with Sac State hitting .207 as a team, while Eastern Washington hit just .160

Next on the Hornet’s schedule is a road matchup Thursday evening with last place Southern Utah (2-20, 1-11).