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Sac State beach volleyball unveils ‘Hornet Beach’ with ribbon-cutting

Skyler Lacey April 21, 2021
Sac State President Robert Nelsen and Sac State’s beach volleyball team unveiled the campus’ new sand court. Four months were spent building the 26,000 square foot court located on the west side of campus near the softball facility and tennis courts.
Freshman outside hitter Bridgette Smith attempts a kill at the Bank of Colorado Arena on Wednesday, March 31, 2021 in the Hornets' first round matchup against Northern Arizona. Sac State lost the match 3-0 as their season came to an end.

Sac State volleyball season ends in 3-0 1st round Big Sky Tourney loss

Jordan Latimore March 31, 2021
The Sac State volleyball team suffered a season-ending 3-0 loss to Northern Arizona in the first round of the Big Sky Tournament after finding no answers on defense.
Setter Ashtin Olin sets the ball for teammates Bridgette Smith or Sarah Falk to spike during the third set of Sacramento State’s last game at home against Portland State University at the Nest Sunday, March 13, 2021. The Hornets lost the match against Portland State with a final score of 3-1.

SWARM REPORT MARCH 13: Rough day for Sac State sports, all teams lose

Robert J. Hansen March 13, 2021
It was a rough day for Sac State athletics as no team won on Saturday.
Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State.

Swarm Report March 12: Sac State baseball team demolishes, women’s tennis team remains winless

Jordan Latimore March 13, 2021
In a busy day of sports, Sac State saw glimpses of greatness and disappointment. Here’s the Swarm Report for March 12.
What to watch for this week in Hornet Sports. The baseball team faces Tarleton State in hope of bouncing back from last week’s loss, and the women’s volleyball team hopes to stay undefeated on its homecourt against Portland State.
Graphic by Max Connor

Hornet Sports weekly preview: 5 Sac State matches to keep your eye on

Brandon Bailey March 12, 2021
The softball team looks to get an upset against Pac-12 powerhouse Oregon State, the women’s tennis team is still searching for its first win of the season, and the volleyball team looks to stay undefeated in the Nest.
Interim assistant volleyball coach Courtney Hornsby after a home game against Eastern Washington at the the Nest on Saturday, March 6, 2021. As a Sac State senior, Hornsby was a second team All-Big Sky selection while leading the conference with a .369 hitting percentage.

Sac State alumna Courtney Hornsby returns as assistant volleyball coach

Giana Seltzer March 10, 2021
Women’s v volleyball welcomes back Hornet alumna Courtney Hornsby. Read about her transition from player to assistant coach here.
Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State.

Swarm Report March 7: Sac State softball team splits doubleheader, tennis player beats nationally ranked player

Robert J. Hansen March 8, 2021
The baseball team lost to Santa Clara, and a Sac State tennis player beat a nationally ranked player.
Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State.

Swarm Report March 6: Sac State baseball and women’s volleyball teams dominate

Colin Madigan March 7, 2021
Sacramento State had five sporting events on Saturday with five more events scheduled for Sunday.
Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State.

Weekend Swarm Report: Baseball completes sweep and track starts strong

Mengting Tian, Dylan McNeill, and Deanna Sanchez March 1, 2021
Sacramento State had nine games on Saturday and three more on Sunday. We recap all the action here on the Swarm report.
Each day The State Hornet will recap all the action from the day of sports at Sacramento State.

Swarm Report Feb. 26: men’s tennis team and women’s volleyball team lose nail biters

Brandon Bailey February 27, 2021
Sac State women’s volleyball lost to Weber State in dramatic fashion, and men’s tennis suffered its fourth loss in five matches.
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