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SPORTS PODCAST: Top 10 sports stories of the semester

SPORTS PODCAST: Top 10 sports stories of the semester

Shaun Holkko and Will Coburn

December 12, 2019

From Sac State football's first year in the playoffs to the careers of former Sac State students Deuce and Mo, the sports section here at The State Hornet has had a lot to cover this semester. Here’s sports Editor Shaun Holkko’s top 10 sports stories of the semester on this week's episode the State...

Sac State volleyball team ends season in upset loss to Montana State

Sac State volleyball team ends season in upset loss to Montana State

Robyn Dobson

November 29, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team was defeated in the first round of the Big Sky Championship Tournament by Montana State University Thursday night at The Nest.  The loss was the first time the Hornets (14-18, 9-10 Big Sky) were defeated at home by the Bobcats (15-13, 11-8) since 1997.  ...

‘This is where I’m meant to be’: Sac State volleyball player sets team up for success

‘This is where I’m meant to be’: Sac State volleyball player sets team up for success

Robyn Dobson

November 25, 2019

Sacramento State sophomore setter Ashtin Olin stood at the net during a rotation waiting for Utah State University to serve the ball during the first preseason match of 2018.  To those in attendance, it was just another volleyball match. But for Olin, it was her first-ever collegiate game, a moment s...

Sac State volleyball team swept on road trip to close out regular season

Sac State volleyball team swept on road trip to close out regular season

Robyn Dobson

November 24, 2019

Although they held leads in both matches, the Sacramento State volleyball team lost the final two games of the regular season while on the road. Despite having more kills than Portland State University (10-19, 6-12 Big Sky), the Hornets (14-17, 9-9) fell in their 12th five-set match of the season T...

Sac State volleyball team defeats Idaho State on senior night

Sac State volleyball team defeats Idaho State on senior night

Robyn Dobson

November 17, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team swept Idaho State University in a decisive three sets at The Nest on Saturday night during their last home game of the regular season.  Lone senior and co-captain Sarah Davis helped lead the Hornets (14-15, 9-7 Big Sky) to victory over the Bengals (7-21, 4-12) ...

Sac State volleyball team swept by second place Weber State

Sac State volleyball team swept by second place Weber State

Robyn Dobson

November 14, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team was swept at home by a Big Sky Conference opponent for the first time since 2014 in a three-set loss to Weber State University. After a dominant three-set sweep over Southern Utah University during their two-game road trip, the Hornets (13-15, 8-7 Big Sky) retu...

Sac State volleyball team goes 1-1 on the road

Sac State volleyball team goes 1-1 on the road

Robyn Dobson

November 9, 2019

The Sacramento State volleyball team suffered its first three-set sweep by a Big Sky opponent against Northern Arizona University as the opener to their two-game road trip Thursday night. However, the Hornets (13-14, 8-6 Big Sky Conference) bounced back to sweep Southern Utah University (13-13, 6-8...

Volleyball coaches’ careers come full circle at Sac State

Volleyball coaches’ careers come full circle at Sac State

Robyn Dobson

November 3, 2019

At one point, every current coach of the Sacramento State volleyball team was a student athlete at the university, juggling volleyball training sessions while attending classes in the very halls where students are learning today. Head coach Ruben Volta and assistant coach Ed Jackson both played for the H...

Eastern Washington upsets Sac State volleyball team in 5 sets

Eastern Washington upsets Sac State volleyball team in 5 sets

Robyn Dobson

November 2, 2019

Last-place Eastern Washington University defeated the Sacramento State volleyball team in the Hornets’ 11th five-set match of the season at The Nest Saturday afternoon. After a big five-set win over the University of Idaho Thursday, the Hornets (12-13, 7-5 Big Sky Conference) found their play riddled...

Sac State volleyball team recovers from 2-0 deficit to defeat Idaho

Sac State volleyball team recovers from 2-0 deficit to defeat Idaho

Robyn Dobson

November 1, 2019

Senior outside hitter Sarah Davis recorded her 1,000th career kill in Sacramento State’s 3-2 win over the University of Idaho at The Nest Thursday night. The Hornets (12-12, 7-4 Big Sky Conference) recovered from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Vandals (11-12, 7-4) in a nail-biting five set match. “I...

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