SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Sacramento State volleyball squad increased its record at home against Big Sky teams to 6-0 with a 3-0 (15-7, 15-0, 17-15) victory over Weber State Saturday evening in Hornet Gym. The Hornets, who have now won eight of their last 10 matches, remain all alone atop the conference standings.
Sacramento State increased its record to 15-9 overall and 8-2 in the Big Sky. With the loss, Weber State fell to 8-13 and 5-7 in the conference. The 15-0 game-two victory over the Wildcats marked the Hornets' first shutout since blanking Portland State in the first game of a 3-0 win on Oct. 28, 1999.
Junior Tasman Dwyer led all players with 16 kills while junior Esther Rogers (11) and sophomore Jayme Wright (10) rounded out the Hornet threesome in double-figure kills. Rogers hit a match-high .688, committing no errors in 16 total attacks. Including Thursday's win over Montana State, Rogers had a combined 22 kills and just two errors during the week (.526 hitting percentage).
Weber State's Mari Dean and Holly Alsup Montano both recorded a team-high eight kills. The Wildcats hit just .118 in the match while the Hornets hit a season-high .358.
In game one, Sacramento State jumped out to a 6-0 lead and Weber State could get no closer than within three points of the lead the rest of the game. The Wildcats hit .000 in the frame while accumulating just six kills.
In the second game, Weber State hit .-111 while recording just four kills. The Hornets hit .667 as only seven Hornets stepped to the service line during the entire game. Rogers ran off the first four points of the frame on her serve and Kazmiera Imrie served the final three points.
With the score tied, 15-15, in game three, a kill by freshman Lisa Beauchene and a Wildcat hitting error ended the contest. The Hornets erased an early 8-2 deficit in the frame while also staving off a game point.
Sacramento State plays on the road twice next week on back-to-back days against Portland State (Friday, Oct. 27) and Eastern Washington (Sunday, Oct. 28).