SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Senior Tasman Dwyer recorded a match-high 10
kills and junior Jayme Wright added nine kills and 11 digs as the
Sacramento State volleyball team defeated UC Davis, 3-0 (30-15,
30-19, 30-19), in the Hornets' home opener Wednesday night in Hornet
With the victory, Sacramento State improved to 2-2 while UC Davis
dropped to 4-2.
The Hornets held UC Davis to a .000 hitting percentage for the match
as the Aggies hit -.114, .045 and .067 in games one through three,
respectively. Conversely, Sacramento State hit a season-high .298 as
five Hornets recorded hitting percentages above .300.
Senior Alison Gahr (seven kills, .500 hitting percentage), sophomores
Kazmiera Imrie (five kills, .455) and Lisa Beauchene (six kills,
.455), freshman Emily Wilson (four kills, .667) and Dwyer (.313) each
cracked the .300 mark. The Hornets hit .318, .282 and .290 in games
one through three, respectively.
UC Davis was led by Kelly Gaudino's team-high seven kills while Kate
Wilton recorded a team-high seven digs.
After UC Davis jumped out to an early 4-3 lead in the first game, the
Aggies were able to muster just one more lead throughout the rest of
the match (a 1-0 advantage in game two).
Tonight's attendance of 916 was the Hornets' largest home crowd since
Sept. 2, 1997, when the team played Stanford in front of 1,012 fans.
Sacramento State, which does not play again at home until its Big Sky
Conference home opener against Northern Arizona on Sept. 29, travels
to the Fresno State Invitational this Friday-Saturday, Sept. 7-8. The
Hornets face four teams during the two-day tournament, including UMKC
and host Fresno State on Friday, and Arkansas-Little Rock and Morgan
State on Saturday.