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Women's Volleyball

 
September 1, 2012

VOLLEYBALL BEATS MORGAN STATE, WILL PLAY FOR TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONSHIP TONIGHT VS. SAINT MARY'S

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Sacramento State's Kayla Beal 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 Jessie Genger, who finished with 13 kills and seven digs. Middle blocker Ashley Newcomb added seven kills and a .545 hitting percentage, and outside hitter Janelle Currey had nine kills and a match-best 16 digs. Setter Hannah Hettinga (33 assists, 10 digs) and libero Sydney Kordic (10 digs, three aces) joined Currey with double figures in digs. Middle blocker Olivia Moss led all Hornets with four blocks, including a solo stuff on match point.

Freshman Lauren Aikels had three kills and a .375 hitting percentage, freshman Sloan Lovett picked up her first career kill, and junior middle blocker Chelcy Motes 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.

For complete tournament information, including results, schedule and ticket information, click here.

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