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Senior middle blocker Cianna Andrews poses with a ball in hand inside the Sacramento State volleyball team’s practice gym on Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2021. Andrews recently returned to the team after recovering from an injury and was named Big Sky defensive player of the week in October.

Sac State volleyball player finds ‘structure’ and ‘fulfillment’ in sport

Tony Rodriguez November 29, 2021
Cianna Andrews sees her recovery process after injuring herself as a learning experience. The Hornet volleyball player has taken on a lead role for her team.
Sacramento State volleyball’s sophomore middle blocker Kalani Hayes (12) and sophomore outside hitter Bridgette Smith (8) face off with Portland State senior setter Ally Wada (4) at the Hornets Nest on Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021. The Hornets were eliminated from the Big Sky tournament in a 3-2 loss against Portland State in the Big Sky conference tournament hosted in Utah on Thursday.

Sac State volleyball knocked out of Big Sky tournament by Portland State

Tony Rodriguez November 19, 2021
The Sac State volleyball team was knocked out of the Big Sky tournament by Portland State. The Hornets end season 16-12 overall.
Sophomore outside hitter Bridgette Smith (8) gets ready to send the ball to the Montana Grizzlies defense at the Hornets Nest on Nov. 11, 2021. Smith had 13 kills and seven digs in the match against the Grizzlies.

Sac State volleyball sweeps Montana in Veterans Day matchup

Tony Rodriguez November 12, 2021
The Sac State volleyball team swept the Montana Grizzlies on Veterans Day. The Hornets won one of two final home matches.
Outside hitters Bridgette Smith (8), Tiyanane Kamba-Griffin (17) and middle blocker Kalani Hayes (12) prepare for an incoming serve from Portland State at the Hornets Nest on Oct. 19, 2021. The Hornets defeated Portland State on the road in four sets in an away matchup on Thursday.

Sac State volleyball downs Portland State for sixth victory in a row

Tony Rodriguez November 5, 2021
Sac State volleyball defeated second place Portland State on the road. The Hornets remain in fourth place in the Big Sky Conference.
Sac State senior outside hitter Macey Hayden (3) attempts to force the ball over the net in a battle with Weber State redshirt sophomore opposite hitter Emma Magnum (9), at the Hornets Nest on Oct. 28, 2021. Sac State swept the Weber State Wildcats and extended its win streak at home to four games.

Sac State volleyball sweeps undefeated Weber State at home

Tony Rodriguez October 29, 2021
Sac State volleyball sweeps undefeated opponent in the fourth wining a row at home against Weber State. The Hornets bring their record to 6-5 in the Big Sky Conference and 12-10 for the season.
 Sac State volleyball sophomores, outside hitter Bridgette Smith (8) and middle blocker Kalani Hayes (12), face off against Portland State’s senior setter Ally Wada (4) at the net on Oct. 19, 2021. The Hornets won in three sets and broke Portland State’s seven-game win streak.

Sac State volleyball sweeps 7-1 Portland State at home

Tony Rodriguez October 21, 2021
Sac State women's volleyball beats 7-1 Portland State in a three set sweep at home. The Hornet’s improved their record to 4-5 in the Big Sky Conference.
Senior middle blocker Cianna Andrews (2) flicks the ball over the net in an attempt to score against Southern Utah on Saturday, Oct. 9 2021. Andrews finished with four kills and six blocks in the win against the Thunderbirds.

Sac State volleyball takes their first Big Sky Conference win at home against Southern Utah

Tony Rodriguez October 9, 2021
Sac State women’s volleyball earned first Big Sky win at home against Southern Utah
Sac State volleyball lines up in its first set against the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks on Oct. 7, 2021. The Hornets lost in three sets in their first home game after a two-game victory streak on the road.

Sac State volleyball unable to secure Big Sky Conference win at home

Tony Rodriguez October 8, 2021
Sac State volleyball fell against Northern Arizona at home in a three set weep.
The Sacramento State women’s volleyball team plays against Boise State in the Sacramento State invitational tournament on Sept. 11, 2021. The team forced a comeback win against Idaho on Saturday to even their Big Sky Conference record.

Women’s volleyball wins two consecutive games on the road

Tony Rodriguez October 2, 2021
Sacramento State women’s volleyball team battled for a 3-2 comeback against Idaho in its second consecutive season victory. Read more here
The Sacramento State women’s volleyball team plays against CSU Northridge in the Sacramento State invitational tournament on Sept. 10, 2021. The team won their first Big Sky Conference game of the season on the road against Eastern Washington.

Women’s volleyball earns first conference win of the season

Tony Rodriguez October 1, 2021
Sacramento State’s women’s volleyball team won in three sets against Eastern Washington for their first conference win of the season.
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