FRESNO, Calif. -- Senior Tasman Dwyer''s nine kills and junior Jayme Wright''s nine kills and 10 digs paced the Sacramento State volleyball team to a 3-0 (30-20, 30-18, 30-20) victory over UMKC (Missouri-Kansas City) in the first round of the Fresno State Invitational Friday afternoon in North Gym.
The match, which lasted just one hour, 10 minutes, is the first of four Sacramento State will play over two days at the tournament. The Hornets go against host Fresno State tonight at 7:30 p.m.
With the victory, Sacramento State improved to 3-2 while UMKC dropped to 0-4.
Kazmiera Imrie chipped in eight kills for the Hornets as the sophomore committed zero hitting errors (8-0-17) while recording a match-high .471 hitting percentage. Junior Loretta Coffman notched seven kills and a .357 hitting percentage as the Hornets hit .270 as a team.
UMKC hit just .043, the third time this season the Hornets have held an opponent to a sub-.100 hitting percentage. The Kangaroos were led by Lindsey Zerr''s 10 kills and Katie Keating''s 13 digs.
Dwyer''s nine kills marked the first time this season the senior did not record double-figures in kills. Olivia Thomas'' eight digs snapped a three-match streak in which the sophomore had recorded double-figures in digs.
After tonight''s match, Sacramento State concludes the tournament on Saturday, Sept. 8, as it faces Arkansas-Little Rock (12:30 p.m.) and Morgan State (5:30 p.m.).