PORTLAND, Ore. - The Sacramento State volleyball team won its third straight and sixth in its last seven matches with a 3-0 (15-8, 15-5, 15-6) victory over Portland State in a Big Sky Conference matchup Friday night at Reese Court in Portland, Ore.
With the win, Sacramento State, which remains in first place in the Big Sky standings, improved to 16-9 overall and 9-2 in the conference. Portland State fell to 0-20 overall and 0-11 in the Big Sky.
Junior Tasman Dwyer and senior Sarah Chlebana each posted 12 kills to lead the Hornets, who hit .254 for the match. Freshman Lisa Beauchene recorded eight kills and a career-high .636 hitting percentage (8-1-11) while also posting a match-high 42 assists. Portland State, which was led by Katie Young's eight kills and 15 digs, recorded just a .078 hitting percentage during the match.
In game one, both teams exchanged points early on before the Hornets pulled away for the win. Chlebana, who was the only player to post a double-double (12 kills, 11 digs) in the match, led all players in the first frame with six kills.
In the second frame, the Hornets made very few mistakes en route to the 15-5 win. The Vikings' poor hitting (.023) allowed the Hornets to claim victory with only 16 kills.
In game three, the Vikings hit just .030 as the Hornets easily closed out the match with a 15-6 game-three victory. Sacramento State has now beaten Portland State 14-consecutive times over the last 11 years.
The Hornets return to action Saturday, Oct. 28, as they travel to Cheney, Wash., for a match with Eastern Washington.