The State Hornet

Volleyball’s turnaround season ends in conference semifinal

Elliot Jones

November 20, 2015

The Sacramento State volleyball team's season comes to an end after being swept by Northern Arizona in the semifinal match of the Big Sky Conference Tournament on Friday. Northern Arizona will advance to face Idaho State in the title match on Saturday at 6 p.m. Northern Arizona has won every...

Volleyball advances to semifinals in conference tournament

Sacramento State outside hitter Lauren Kissell goes up for the ball against Northern Colorado at Rolle Activity Cente on Nov. 19, 2015. Kissell led the team with 15 kills in the match.

Elliot Jones

November 19, 2015

Sacramento State beat Northern Colorado 3-1 to advance into the quarterfinals of the Big Sky Volleyball Championship Tournament on Thursday. The Hornets will face the tournament host, Northern Arizona in a semifinal matchup at 6 p.m. on Friday. The win kept what has been a storybook turnaround seas...

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Elliot Jones

November 14, 2015

The Sacramento State volleyball team swept Southern Utah to win its final match of the regular season on Saturday. The Hornets finished the season in third place with a record of 25-6 overall and 12-4 in the Big Sky Conference. Sac State will move on to the Big Sky Tournament as the No. 4 s...

Volleyball team wins eighth straight

Lauren Kissell attempts the kill against Idaho State on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 at the Hornets Nest. Kissell ended the game with 13 kills.

Elliot Jones

November 8, 2015

The Sacramento State volleyball team has won eight straight as the Hornets swept Idaho State in their last home match of the regular season on Saturday. Sac State finishes the regular season with a 9-1 home record and remains undefeated against Big Sky Conference opponents at home. The Hornet...

Volleyball team clinches spot in Big Sky Tournament

Elliot Jones

November 6, 2015

The Sacramento State volleyball team won its seventh straight match after its defeat of Weber State 3-1 Thursday. The Hornets record improved to 23-5 overall, 10-3 in Big Sky play and have clinched a spot in the Big Sky Conference Tournament with the win. The serve was great for Sac State as th...

Hornets score third straight sweep

Setter Kennedy Kurtz attempts to tip a pass over the net. Kurtz led the Hornets with 35 assists against Montana on Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015 at the Hornets Nest.

Elliot Jones

October 24, 2015

The Sacramento State volleyball team swept the University of Montana (25-14, 25-18, 25-20) on Saturday for the Hornets' fourth-straight win. The Hornets completed the third-straight sweep to record their 20th win of the season. It is the first 20-win season for the program since 2007. The win s...

Dietrich makes history in 3-0 sweep

Elliot Jones

October 23, 2015

The Sacramento State volleyball team has won three straight matches after a sweep over Montana State University on Thursday night at the Nest. With their second straight sweep, the Hornets improved their record to 19-5 overall and 6-3 in conference play. They remain in third place in the Big Sky,...

Volleyball sweeps Portland State at home

Madeline Cannon celebrates after winning the set against Northern Colorado on Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at the Hornets' Nest.

Elliot Jones

October 18, 2015

The Sacramento State volleyball team recorded its second straight Big Sky Conference win, following a sweep over Portland State University on Saturday night at the Nest. The Hornets improved to 18-5 overall and 5-3 in the Big Sky play. They have the best overall record in the Big Sky South Di...

Volleyball defeat Northern Colorado 3-1

Elliot Jones

October 16, 2015

Sacramento State volleyball started its four-game home stand on a winning note beating the University of Northern Colorado 3-1 on Thursday at the Nest. The win snapped a two-game losing streak and put Sac State at 17-5 overall, 4-3 the Big Sky Conference. Lauren Kissell continued to have an ou...

Volleyball ends road trip with 3-2 lost to Idaho

Elliot Jones

October 10, 2015

Sacramento State volleyball lost to the University of Idaho, 3-2 to end a road trip at 1-3. Sac State (16-5 overall, 3-3 in the Big Sky Conference) remain in third place behind and Northern Arizona (15-4, 5-1 in the Big Sky) and Idaho State (14-6, 6-0 in Big Sky). The Hornets got off to a st...

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