2013-14 Volleyball News
November 30, 2013
VOLLEYBALL'S HOME WINNING STREAK NAMED BIG SKY'S 16TH GREATEST MOMENT
Sacramento State's 59-home match winning streak against league competition named the Big Sky's 16th Greatest Women's Moment.
November 28, 2013
VOLLEYBALL’S BEAL NAMED SECOND TEAM ALL-BIG SKY
Sacramento State senior Kayla Beal was named second team all-Big Sky Conference, it was announced this evening at the Big Sky Tournament banquet.
November 23, 2013
VOLLEYBALL LOSES IN FIVE, ELIMINATED FROM BIG SKY TOURNAMENT CONTENTION
Sacramento State received a career-high 22 kills from sophomore Sloan Lovett, but it was not enough in a 3-2 loss to Montana.
November 21, 2013
VOLLEYBALL ONE STEP CLOSER TO PLAYOFF SPOT AFTER WIN AT MONTANA STATE
Morgan Stanley (18) and Sloan Lovett (16) combined for 34 kills to lead Sacramento State to a 3-1 victory over Montana State.
November 20, 2013
VOLLEYBALL LOOKS TO GRAB PLAYOFF SPOT IN FINAL WEEK OF REGULAR SEASON
Sacramento State enters the final week of the regular season with a potential Big Sky Conference Tournament berth at stake.
November 18, 2013
VOLLEYBALL SIGNS BOYLE, BROWN AND KURTZ TO LETTERS OF INTENT
Sacramento State volleyball head coach Ruben Volta announced today that three players have signed National Letters of Intent to play for the Hornets.
November 16, 2013
VOLLEYBALL PICKS UP HUGE WIN, CRUSHES WEBER STATE
In the team’s biggest match of the season, Sacramento State responded in impressive fashion, sweeping past Weber State, 3-0.
November 15, 2013
VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO IDAHO STATE, WILL PLAY HOME FINALE TOMORROW
Idaho State setter Lori Mendenhall-Lee nearly had a triple-double (9 kills, 37 assists, 11 digs) to lead the Bengals to a 3-1 victory over Sacramento State.
November 14, 2013
FORMER HORNET LINDSAY HAUPT NAMED THE BIG SKY'S 19TH BEST FEMALE ATHLETE
Lindsay Haupt, who played for the Hornets from 2004-07, was named the Big Sky's 19th greatest female athlete.
November 14, 2013
FINAL HOMESTAND FOR VOLLEYBALL WITH POSTSEASON IMPLICATIONS ON TAP
Sacramento State embarks upon its biggest week of the year when the team plays its final homestand of the season on Friday night vs. Idaho State and Saturday night vs. Weber State
November 11, 2013
VOLLEYBALL FALLS AT NORTHERN COLORADO, STILL CLINGS TO A PLAYOFF SPOT
Northern Colorado hit a robust .446 while limiting the Hornets to a .090 hitting percentage on the way to a three-set sweep of Sacramento State.
November 9, 2013
VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN THREE AT NORTH DAKOTA
North Dakota’s Ronni Munkeby and Lisa Parlich both had 12 kills and hit better than .400 to lead UND to a three-set sweep of Sacramento State.
November 5, 2013
VOLLEYBALL ON THE ROAD THIS WEEK, CLOSES IN ON POSSIBLE POSTSEASON SPOT
After seeing its season-high tying four-match winning streak snapped on Saturday, Sacramento State (13-12, 8-6) returns to action for two more road matches over the next seven days.
November 2, 2013
WINNING STREAK COMES TO AN END AS VOLLEYBALL FALLS AT NORTHERN ARIZONA
NAU’s Janae Vander Ploeg had 18 kills and hit .417, and the Lumberjacks limited the Hornets to a .142 hitting percentage on the way to a three-set sweep of Sacramento State.
October 31, 2013
VOLLEYBALL'S 2007 POSTSEASON RUN CRACKS BIG SKY’S GREATEST WOMEN’S MOMENTS
Sacramento State’s volleyball run in the 2007 Big Sky Tournament as well as the NCAA Tournament made the Big Sky's list of “greatest women’s moments”
October 31, 2013
WINNING STREAK AT FOUR AS VOLLEYBALL BEATS SOUTHERN UTAH
Kayla Beal (15 kills, 13 digs) and Morgan Stanley (13 kills, 10 digs) each posted double-doubles to lead the Hornets to a 3-1 victory over Southern Utah.
October 30, 2013
VOLLEYBALL LOOKS TO INCREASE WINNING STREAK THIS WEEK ON THE ROAD
Winners of three straight, Sacramento State (12-11, 7-5) embarks upon a four-match road trip this week.
October 28, 2013
FRESHMAN COURTNEY DIETRICH NAMED BIG SKY VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Freshman Courtney Dietrich was named the Big Sky Conference Volleyball Player of the Week after helping the Hornets to a 2-0 record last week.
October 26, 2013
HOME COURT KIND AGAIN AS VOLLEYBALL BEATS EASTERN WASHINGTON
Kayla Beal had 13 kills, 10 digs and six blocks, and Morgan Stanley added 10 kills, 10 digs and four blocks to help Sacramento State to a 3-1 victory over Eastern Washington
October 25, 2013
VOLLEYBALL SECURES HUGE HOME VICTORY OVER PORTLAND STATE
Four Sacramento State players finished with double figures in kills, led by senior Kayla Beal’s team-high 14, as the Hornets defeated Portland State, 3-1.
October 23, 2013
VOLLEYBALL HOSTS A PAIR OF LEAGUE MATCHES THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Sacramento State wraps up its season-high tying four-match homestand this week when the Hornets welcome Portland State on Friday and Eastern Washington on Saturday.
October 19, 2013
VOLLEYBALL HITS SEASON-HIGH .398 IN FOUR-SET WIN OVER MONTANA STATE
Sacramento State hit a season-best .398, and four different Hornets hit at least .400 on the way to a 3-1 victory over Montana State
October 18, 2013
VOLLEYBALL FALLS AT HOME TO MONTANA
Montana’s Kayla Reno had 17 kills without an error and a .486 hitting percentage to lead the Grizzlies to a three-set victory over Sacramento State
October 16, 2013
VOLLEYBALL OPENS HOMESTAND FRIDAY, BREAST CANCER AWARENESS DAY ON SATURDAY
Sacramento State will begin a four-match homestand this week against Montana on Friday and Montana State on Saturday.
October 12, 2013
VOLLEYBALL NOW 4-4 IN CONFERENCE PLAY AFTER LOSS AT IDAHO STATE
Idaho State’s Makenzie Filer had 14 kills and a .650 hitting percentage to lead the Bengals to a three-set sweep of Sacramento State.
October 11, 2013
VOLLEYBALL PICKS UP FIVE-SET ROAD WIN AT WEBER STATE
In a match that lasted two hours, 18 minutes, and featured 40 ties and 23 lead changes, Sacramento State held on for a 3-2 win at Weber State.
October 9, 2013
VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO MATCHUPS AT WEBER STATE AND IDAHO STATE
After concluding its four-match homestand with a 3-1 record, Sacramento State (8-9, 3-3) hits the road this week for matchups at Weber State on Friday, and Idaho State on Saturday.
October 5, 2013
VOLLEYBALL HAS WINNING STREAK SNAPPED AT THE HANDS OF NORTH DAKOTA
Anna Pioske had a match-best 15 kills and North Dakota hit .336 on the way to a 3-1 victory over Sacramento State.
October 3, 2013
VOLLEYBALL WINS FIVE-SET NAIL BITER OVER NORTHERN COLORADO
Sacramento State sophomore Sloan Lovett had a match-high 17 kills, including the game clincher at 14-13 in the fifth set, as the Hornets defeated Northern Colorado, 3-2
October 2, 2013
VOLLEYBALL LOOKS TO EXTEND WINNING STREAK THIS WEEK AT HOME
Coming off a pair of victories last week against Northern Arizona and Southern Utah, Sacramento State (7-8, 2-2) continues its four-match homestand this week.
September 28, 2013
VOLLEYBALL DOMINATES SOUTHERN UTAH IN THREE QUICK SETS
In a match that lasted just an hour and 17 minutes, Sacramento State hit .349 and had little problem sweeping past Southern Utah, 25-21, 25-14, 25-16.
September 27, 2013
VOLLEYBALL HITS FOR HIGH PERCENTAGE, DEFEATS NORTHERN ARIZONA
Sacramento State outside hitters Sloan Lovett (20) and Morgan Stanley (17), and rightside hitter Kayla Beal (15) each posted double figures in kills to lead the Hornets to a 3-1 victory over Northern Arizona.
September 26, 2013
VOLLEYBALL BEGINS HOMESTAND WITH MATCHES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
Sacramento State will open up the home portion of its Big Sky Conference schedule later this week when the team plays on back-to-back nights at Colberg Court.
September 21, 2013
VOLLEYBALL DROPS BIG SKY MATCHUP AT PORTLAND STATE
Portland State’s Aubrey Mitchell (11), Kaeli Patton (10) and Cheyne Corrado (10) each posted double figures in kills to lead the Vikings to a three-set sweep of Sacramento State.
September 19, 2013
VOLLEYBALL LOSES FIVE-SET HEARTBREAKER TO EWU IN BIG SKY OPENER
After winning the first two sets handily, Sacramento State dropped the final three frames, including 15-12 in the fifth set, while falling to Eastern Washington, 3-2.
September 18, 2013
VOLLEYBALL OPENS BIG SKY PLAY THURSDAY AT EASTERN WASHINGTON
Sacramento State (5-6) will begin the Big Sky Conference portion of the season on the road later this week when the team plays at Eastern Washington on Thursday at 6 p.m.
September 14, 2013
VOLLEYBALL CONCLUDES TOURNAMENT WITH LOSS TO BOISE STATE
Boise State had five players post at least seven kills, and hit .391 as a team on the way to a three-set sweep of Sacramento State.
September 13, 2013
LOVETT’S 14 KILLS NOT ENOUGH IN VOLLEYBALL’S LOSS TO IDAHO
Sacramento State sophomore outside hitter Sloan Lovett posted team highs in kills (14) and hitting percentage (.324), but it was not enough in a 3-1 loss to Idaho.
September 13, 2013
VOLLEYBALL OPENS TOURNAMENT WITH LOSS TO NORTH TEXAS
Despite a match-high 17 kills from freshman Morgan Stanley, Sacramento State fell to North Texas, 3-0in the first round of the Courtyard Marriott Bronco Volleyball Classic.
September 10, 2013
VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO UC DAVIS TONIGHT, BOISE STATE LATER THIS WEEK
The Hornets bring a 5-2 record into one of the busier weeks of the season. Sacramento State will play four times over a five-day span, beginning on Tuesday with a rivalry match at UC Davis.
September 10, 2013
VOLLEYBALL FALLS AT UC DAVIS
UC Davis hit .373 on the way to a three-set sweep (25-12, 25-17, 25-22) of Sacramento State.
September 7, 2013
VOLLEYBALL BEATS CENTRAL CONNECTICUT, WILL PLAY FOR TOURNAMENT TITLE TONIGHT
Morgan Stanley led all players with 17 kills, Kendall LaVine had nine kills and a match-best .692 hitting percentage, and Sloan Lovett added 16 kills to help Sacramento State to a 3-1 victory over Central Connecticut
September 7, 2013
VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO CAL POLY; MUSTANGS CROWNED SACRAMENTO STATE INVITE CHAMPIONS
Megan McConnell had 14 kills, Chelsea Hardin had a match-high 18 kills and Taylor Gruenewald added 13 kills to lead Cal Poly to a five-set win over the Hornets.
September 6, 2013
VOLLEYBALL STUMBLES AT HOME AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE
San Jose State’s Hanah Blume had a match-high 15 kills and the Spartans hit .374 to notch a three-set sweep of Sacramento State.
September 4, 2013
VOLLEYBALL HOSTS 11TH-ANNUAL SACRAMENTO STATE INVITATIONAL
The Hornets begin the home portion of the schedule when the team hosts the 11th-annual Sacramento State Invitational this Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7.
September 2, 2013
LOVETT CAPS BIG WEEK WITH BIG SKY VOLLEYBALL PLAYER OF THE WEEK HONORS
Sloan Lovett was named the Big Sky Conference Volleyball Player of the Week after helping lead the Hornets to a 4-0 record last week.
September 1, 2013
LOVETT WITH A HUGE DAY, VOLLEYBALL NOW 3-0 AFTER WIN OVER LA SALLE
Sloan Lovett had a career-high 21 kills to go along with a match-best .395 hitting percentage to help lead Sacramento State to a 3-1 victory over host La Salle.
September 1, 2013
VOLLEYBALL NOW 4-0 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 1995 WITH VICTORY OVER FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON
Kayla Beal had a double-double, Sloan Lovett added a match-high 11 kills and Lexie Skalbeck posted match highs in aces (3) and digs (21) to help Sacramento State to a three-set sweep of Fairleigh Dickinson.
August 31, 2013
VOLLEYBALL BEGINS SEASON 2-0 WITH WINS OVER BUCKNELL AND LAFAYETTE
Sacramento State hit .287 over two matches while limiting the opposition to a .112 hitting percentage on the way to a pair of victories in the first day of the La Salle Volleyball Invitational Saturday at Tom Gola Arena.
August 28, 2013
VOLLEYBALL BEGINS 2013 SEASON ON SATURDAY IN PHILADELPHIA
Sacramento State begins the 2013 season later this week when the team takes part in the two-day, five-team La Salle Invitational in Philadelphia.
August 23, 2013
VOLLEYBALL HOSTS ALUMNI MATCH THIS SATURDAY
Current and former Hornets will square off at Sacramento State’s annual volleyball alumni match this Saturday, Aug. 24, inside the Hornets Nest.
August 22, 2013
2013 VOLLEYBALL SEASON OUTLOOK
Sacramento State will begin the 2013 season with two new starting outside hitters, two new starting middle blockers and a new libero.
August 20, 2013
ARTICLE BY OLIVIA MOSS PUBLISHED IN BIG SKY ACADEMIC ONLINE JOURNAL
Former Sacramento State volleyball player Olivia Moss recently had an article published in the inaugural edition of “Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal”, which debuted online Monday.
August 16, 2013
SOUND BITES FROM HEAD COACH RUBEN VOLTA AFTER FIRST WEEK OF VOLLEYBALL PRACTICE
After Friday morning’s practice, hornetsports.com had a chance to speak with head coach Ruben Volta, and get his impression of the first week of practice.
August 13, 2013
VOLLEYBALL SELECTED TO FINISH SEVENTH IN BIG SKY PRESEASON COACHES POLL
The Sacramento State volleyball team was selected to finish seventh among 11 teams in the Big Sky Conference’s preseason coaches poll today.
August 9, 2013
VOLLEYBALL GETS SET FOR 2013 SEASON WITH FIRST PRACTICE ON MONDAY
The Sacramento State volleyball team, which returns eight players and a pair of starters from a year ago, will hit the court for its first official practice on Monday, Aug. 12.
August 1, 2013
VOLLEYBALL SIGNS CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL LIBERO LEXIE SKALBECK
Sacramento State volleyball head coach Ruben Volta announced today that Central Catholic High School libero Lexie Skalbeck has signed with the program.