Sand volleyball drops pair of matches to Pacific, Saint Mary’s

State Hornet Staff

Sacramento State sand volleyball competed and lost against University of Pacific and Saint Mary’s College on Saturday.

Sac State played University of Pacific first and lost 1-4, with their only win coming from the pairing of sophomore Lexie Skalbeck and freshman Shannon Boyle.

“I think I did alright, I know definitely in some areas I could’ve been more aggressive,” Boyle said. “We got a win so that was good.”

Coach Ruben Volta was proud of the team and how hard they worked.

“I think all the teams worked hard and we played a strong team, and Shannon and Lexie in particular winning a real close match in three, they just worked really hard and played good defense and made good shots,” Volta said.

The team didn’t have the outcome they wanted but Volta knew what to work on for the next match.

“We played okay,” Volta said. “We played against a really good opponent but I don’t think we played with enough ball control, that’s something we could’ve done a little better today.”

In the second match Sac State played Saint Mary’s and lost 2-3.

The day didn’t go as planned for junior Sloan Lovett, who was disappointed in herself, saying she knows what she can improve for the remainder of the season.

“I think I could’ve done a lot better, I think I just had too many errors [and] I didn’t really have control over my game,” Sloan said. “I can focus more on each individual play and not worrying and getting timid, and be aggressive.”

This was Sac State’s first tournament of the year. With one game left in the tournament, Sac State plays Washington at 11 a.m Sunday at the Sacramento Softball Complex.