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BEACH VOLLEYBALL CONCLUDES BIG WEST CHALLENGE WITH LOSS TO 5TH-RANKED LONG BEACH STATE

BEACH VOLLEYBALL CONCLUDES BIG WEST CHALLENGE WITH LOSS TO 5TH-RANKED LONG BEACH STATE

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FOLSOM, Calif. — Sacramento State concluded the Big West Beach Volleyball Challenge with a 5-0 loss to fifth-ranked Long Beach State on Sunday morning at Livermore Community Park. The match was the finale of the Big West Challenge.

The three day event, which was hosted by Sacramento State, began on Friday and ran through today. All six teams in the Big West competed in the round robin tournament against each other. Each team played the other five teams once during tourney play. The tournament featured 15 matches, with six taking place on Friday, seven more on Saturday, and two today.

Of the six teams at the event, three were ranked among the top six beach teams in the nation, including third-ranked Hawai'i, fifth-ranked Long Beach State and sixth-ranked Cal Poly.

Hawai'i was the tournament champion after the Rainbow Wahine finished the tournament with an undefeated record (5-0). Cal Poly finished with a 4-1 record, Long Beach State was 3-2, CSUN was 2-3, Sacramento State 1-4 and CSU Bakersfield 0-5. The Hornets' lone win during the tournament came on Friday in a 3-2 victory over CSU Bakersfield.

For box scores from every match of the tournament, please click here for the tournament home page.

Results from this morning's Sacramento State (1-12) match against Long Beach State (16-3) can be found below.

The Hornets will play again on Saturday when the team plays at a tournament hosted by CSU Bakersfield. Sacramento State will take on the Roadrunners at 10 a.m., and Cal State L.A. at noon.

 #5 Long Beach State 5, Sacramento State 0
1. Rachel Nieto/Nele Barber (LBSU) def. Mikaela Nocetti/Sarah Davis (SAC) 21-13, 21-7
2. Sasha Karelov/Megan Kruidhof (LBSU) def. Lana Brown/Kennedy Kurtz (SAC) 21-16, 21-16
3. Kristyna Adamcikova/Claire Newlanders (LBSU) def. Ashtin Olin/Hannah Meadows (SAC) 21-11, 21-15
4. Nicci Reinking/Zoi Konstantopoulou (LBSU) def. Skyler Takeda/Macey Hayden (SAC) 21-10, 21-14
5. Hannah Matt/Marisa Ramsey (LBSU) def. Brigitte Murdock/Paige Swinney (SAC) 21-16, 28-26