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BOISE, 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 (25-21, 25-13, 20-25, 25-9) in the second round of the Bronco Volleyball Classic Friday afternoon at Bronco Gym.
The loss dropped the Hornets to 0-2 at the two-day tournament, and 5-5 overall this season. Sacramento State, which has dropped four straight after beginning the season 5-1, concludes the tournament tomorrow against host Boise State at 12:30 p.m. PDT. In the team's first round match earlier today, Sacramento State fell in three sets to North Texas.
Playing without starting senior rightside hitter Kayla Beal for the second straight match, Hornet head coach Ruben Volta started three freshman and two sophomores. Of the 10 players that appeared in the match for Sacramento State, four were freshmen and three were sophomores.
Idaho had 17 more kills than the Hornets (54-37), and hit .305 compared to just .134 for Sacramento State. The Vandals hit .467 in the second set and .516 in the fourth frame, which included zero errors in 31 attacks.
Lovett had just three errors in 34 attacks for the Hornets, and raised her season hitting percentage to .273, an impressive mark for a six-rotation outside hitter. The Durango, Colo., native's 126 kills are now 57 more than she had all of last season.
True freshman outside hitter Morgan Stanley had nine kills and seven digs and sophomore rightside hitter Lauren Aikels added six kills. Three Hornets finished with double digits in digs, comprised of freshman libero Lexie Skalbeck (14), and seniors Hannah Hettinga (12) and Katie Aprile (11).
Skalbeck also had five aces, the most by a Sacramento State player in any match this season. Kendall LaVine (3) and Lovett (2) also had multiple aces.
For Boise State, Katelyn Peterson had 18 kills and a .457 hitting percentage, and Alyssa Schultz added 12 kills and a .545 hitting percentage. Jenna Ellis posted a match-high 24 digs.
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November 18, 2013 VOLLEYBALL SIGNS BOYLE, BROWN AND KURTZ TO LETTERS OF INTENT
November 16, 2013 VOLLEYBALL PICKS UP HUGE WIN, CRUSHES WEBER STATE
November 15, 2013 VOLLEYBALL FALLS TO IDAHO STATE, WILL PLAY HOME FINALE TOMORROW
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November 9, 2013 VOLLEYBALL FALLS IN THREE AT NORTH DAKOTA
October 31, 2013 WINNING STREAK AT FOUR AS VOLLEYBALL BEATS SOUTHERN UTAH
October 30, 2013 VOLLEYBALL LOOKS TO INCREASE WINNING STREAK THIS WEEK ON THE ROAD
October 26, 2013 HOME COURT KIND AGAIN AS VOLLEYBALL BEATS EASTERN WASHINGTON
October 25, 2013 VOLLEYBALL SECURES HUGE HOME VICTORY OVER PORTLAND STATE
October 23, 2013 VOLLEYBALL HOSTS A PAIR OF LEAGUE MATCHES THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
October 19, 2013 VOLLEYBALL HITS SEASON-HIGH .398 IN FOUR-SET WIN OVER MONTANA STATE
October 18, 2013 VOLLEYBALL FALLS AT HOME TO MONTANA
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October 11, 2013 VOLLEYBALL PICKS UP FIVE-SET ROAD WIN AT WEBER STATE
October 9, 2013 VOLLEYBALL TRAVELS TO MATCHUPS AT WEBER STATE AND IDAHO STATE
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October 2, 2013 VOLLEYBALL LOOKS TO EXTEND WINNING STREAK THIS WEEK AT HOME
September 28, 2013 VOLLEYBALL DOMINATES SOUTHERN UTAH IN THREE QUICK SETS
September 27, 2013 VOLLEYBALL HITS FOR HIGH PERCENTAGE, DEFEATS NORTHERN ARIZONA
September 26, 2013 VOLLEYBALL BEGINS HOMESTAND WITH MATCHES FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT
September 21, 2013 VOLLEYBALL DROPS BIG SKY MATCHUP AT PORTLAND STATE
September 19, 2013 VOLLEYBALL LOSES FIVE-SET HEARTBREAKER TO EWU IN BIG SKY OPENER
September 18, 2013 VOLLEYBALL OPENS BIG SKY PLAY THURSDAY AT EASTERN WASHINGTON
September 14, 2013 VOLLEYBALL CONCLUDES TOURNAMENT WITH LOSS TO BOISE STATE
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September 13, 2013 VOLLEYBALL OPENS TOURNAMENT WITH LOSS TO NORTH TEXAS
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September 6, 2013 VOLLEYBALL STUMBLES AT HOME AGAINST SAN JOSE STATE
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