CEDAR CITY, UTAH -- Sacramento State was limited to a season-low .052 hitting percentage as Southern Utah cruised to a 3-1 victory (25-15, 19-25, 25-22, 25-20) over the Hornets in a Big Sky Conference volleyball match Saturday evening at Centrum Arena.
Sacramento State had a season-high 37 attack errors with 45 kills in 153 total attacks. The Hornets hit for a negative percentage in both the first and third sets, and .083 in the fourth set. The Hornets have now been limited to sub-.100 hitting percentages in four of the last six matches, and are hitting just .125 over that span. Not coincidentally, Sacramento State is 1-5 during that six-match streak and the team saw its record fall to 5-8 overall and 1-3 in the Big Sky with tonight's loss.
The Hornets are in the midst of a four-match road trip that began on Thursday against Northern Arizona, and concludes next week with matches at Northern Colorado and North Dakota.
Southern Utah improved to 6-8 and 2-1 in the Big Sky. The Thunderbirds and Hornets were facing each other for the first time ever.
Playing without starting outside hitter for the third straight match because of injury, Sacramento State was led by rightside hitter 's 10 kills and four blocks. Outside hitter added nine kills, 11 digs, two aces and three blocks, and outside hitter finished with eight kills, two aces and two blocks. Middle blocker had seven kills and posted a team-high five blocks. Moss also had three kills and a .375 hitting percentage.
Setters had 21 assists and eight digs, and finished with 11 assists and five digs. Libero led the Hornets with 16 digs.
For Southern Utah, Analaine Mailoto led all players with 18 kills and 17 digs while Cashaana Renfro added nine kills and a match-high nine blocks. The Thunderbirds had just one more kill than the Hornets (46-45), but hit for a much higher percentage (.202) and totalled 18.0 team blocks.
Next week, Sacramento State will take on Northern Colorado on Thursday, and North Dakota on Saturday. Both matches will begin at 6 p.m. PDT.
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