SACRAMENTO, Calif. --- Jennifer Joines recorded 19 kills, 10 digs and five blocks to lead the University of the Pacific to a three-game sweep over Sacramento State Tuesday night at Hornet Gym. The Tigers won the match 30-28, 30-19, 30-20.
Sophomore Sandra Bandimere led the team with 15 kills.
With the win, UOP improved to 8-5 overall. Sacramento State dropped to 12-6.
The two teams opened the match by trading points until the Hornets were able to open a 15-11 advantage following an attack error. Pacific stormed back to tie the game, 18-18, and eventually led, 20-18, before the Hornets evened the score, 20-20. UOP pushed its lead back to three, 23-20, and never relinquished the lead for the remainder of the game.
Pacific began the second game on a 10-4 run before Sacramento State pulled within two, 11-9. Following a timeout, UOP won six-straight points and never looked back en route to a 30-19 win. In the game, the Tigers hit .286 while limiting the Hornets to a .021 hitting percentage. Pacific also tallied four blocks compared to none by Sacramento State.
The Tigers continued their momentum into game three. UOP opened the frame with four-consecutive points and eventually led 22-9. The Hornets made one final attempt in the game behind six service points from Kazmeira Imrie but Pacific responded to the rally and closed out the match.
Sacramento product Megan Hauschild joined Joines in double figures with 13 kills. Setter Hayley Anderson added 39 assists.
As a team, UOP hit .270 in the match, including .387 in game three. The Tigers also posted five service aces and 14.0 blocks.
Sacramento State was paced by Sandra Bandimere''s 15 kills. Jayme Wright added 11 kills while Mallory Hook led the team with 10 digs. The Hornets were held to a .102 hitting percentage and did not record a block all night.
Sacramento State returns to the court on Friday, Oct. 4, for a Big Sky Conference match at Northern Arizona. The team''s next home match comes on Thursday, Oct. 17, against Portland State.