SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Senior co-captains (20) and (20) combined for 40 kills to lead Sacramento State to a 3-1 victory (32-30, 26-24, 19-25, 25-17) over Boise State in the first round of the 10th-annual Sacramento State Volleyball Invitational Friday evening at Colberg Court.
Currey's 20 kills accompanied a .364 hitting percentage (20-4-44), 16 digs and three blocks while Genger had two aces, 12 digs and four blocks to go with her 20 kills. The pair combined for all but 20 of the team's kills while Sacramento State hit .272 and had 16.0 team blocks compared to Boise State's .205 hitting percentage and 8.0 team blocks.
With the victory, the Hornets (2-2) opened their two-day tournament in impressive fashion, and will return to action for two more matches against Morgan State (1 p.m.) and Saint Mary's (7:30 p.m.) on Saturday. Earlier today, Saint Mary's defeated Morgan State, 3-0, in the first match of the tournament.
Three different Sacramento State players had at least six blocks, comprised of middle blockers (7) and (6), and rightside hitter (6). In addition, four different Hornets had double figures in digs, including libero (match-high 18), Currey (16), Genger (career-high tying 12) and Beal (career-high 10).
"Tonight was a great way to start the tournament, especially after not playing very well last week," Sacramento State head coach said. "The team put forth a huge defensive effort, blocked well, worked hard on defense to keep balls alive, and we attacked well."
The Hornets squeaked out a ridiculously close first two sets. In the first frame, no team had a lead larger than three points the entire way, and Sacramento State saved four set points before back-to-back kills by Currey and Genger, respectively, gave the team a 32-30 win. In the second set, the Hornets saved a set point at 23-24, before ripping off three straight points, which was punctuated by a combo block by Moss and Beal to provide the victory.
Currey and Genger both had double-doubles, setter matched her career high with 45 assists, Beal had nine kills and a .292 hitting percentage, Newcomb had five kills and a .385 hitting percentage to go with her career-high tying seven blocks, and Kordic had a career-best seven assists.
For Boise State, Alyssa Gammel had a team-high 19 kills while Brittany Reardon finished with 10 kills and a .588 hitting percentage.
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