SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State's had 10 kills and a .368 hitting percentage, and Morgan State was limited to just a .089 hitting percentage as the Hornets defeated the Bears, 3-1 (25-12, 25-20, 23-25, 25-16), in the second round of the Sacramento State Volleyball Invitational Saturday afternoon at Colberg Court.
With the victory, the Hornets improved to 2-0 at the two-day tournament and will play Saint Mary's for the tournament championship this evening at 7:30 p.m. Two-thirds of the way into tournament, both Sacramento State and Saint Mary's are 2-0 thus far, while Boise State and Morgan State are both 0-2. Boise State and Morgan State will play this evening at 5:30 p.m.
Sacramento State (3-2 overall) led Morgan State in nearly every statistical category, including kills (48-37), hitting percentage (.263-.089), digs (58-45) and team blocks (10.0-7.0). The Hornets limited the Bears to hitting percentages of .081 or less in the first, second and fourth sets.
Joining Beal with double-figure kills for the Hornets was outside hitter , who finished with 13 kills and seven digs. Middle blocker added seven kills and a .545 hitting percentage, and outside hitter had nine kills and a match-best 16 digs. Setter (33 assists, 10 digs) and libero (10 digs, three aces) joined Currey with double figures in digs. Middle blocker led all Hornets with four blocks, including a solo stuff on match point.
Freshman had three kills and a .375 hitting percentage, freshman picked up her first career kill, and junior middle blocker made her first appearance of the season, finishing with a kill and two blocks.
For Morgan State, Samantha Prescott led the way with 10 kills while Tamara Leslie had a team-best 11 digs.
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