Sand volleyball splits doubleheader

State Hornet Staff

Sacramento State sand volleyball had a doubleheader today against San Jose State University and University of San Francisco, beating San Jose State 4-1 and losing to San Francisco 1-4.

Co-head coach Jason Borchin was pleased with the team’s morale and support for one another.

“I think the team’s energy was really good,” Borchin said. “Everyone that was off was supporting each other and I thought the players worked really hard together.”

Against San Jose State, Sac State No. 1 pair Kayla Beal and Morgan Stanley won in three close sets. They lost the first set 16-21 and came back in the second set 21-17 before winning the last set 15-9.

“I thought we did really well, we’ve played this team before so we had a really good job adjusting and playing hard and working at them and I thought as a whole we did pretty well,” Beal said.

Sac State’s only loss came from the No. 3 pair, Shannon Boyle and Lauren Kissell. They lost in three in a close match. The first set was rough, as the two lost 13-21, but they came back strong and won set two 21-17 and battled hard and won set three 15-11.

The No. 2 pair Maddie Cannon and Lexie Skalbeck won in two quick sets, the first set ending 21-14 and the second finishing 21-15.

“I did really well, me and partner Maddie Cannon communicated really well and were able to win in two,” Skalbeck said.

Sac State had a rough second match, losing 1-4. The No. 4 pair Lauren Aikels and Kissell lost in two sets. The first set was a 14-21 defeat, but they fought hard in the second set before coming up a little short with the final score of 17-21.

The Hornets’ only win came from the No. 3 team, Boyle and Skalbeck, who started off strong on their first set with 21-17, came close in the second set at 23-25 and won in a nail-biting third set 15-12.

Sac State sand volleyball will be back in action with another doubleheader tomorrow at the Sacramento Softball Complex at 10 a.m. against University of Pacific and 4 p.m. against the UC Berkeley.