SACRAMENTO -- Sacramento State dropped a pair of decisions to UC Davis in beach volleyball action Saturday afternoon at Hornet Beach. The Aggies won the first match, 5-0, before taking the second by a 4-1 score.
The Hornets were playing their final regular season beach matches of the abbreviated season. In fact, Sacramento State will have just seven matches under its belt when the team plays at the Big West Conference Tournament next Friday and Saturday in Long Beach.
Sacramento State's beach season was shortened after the indoor season was pushed back to the spring because of the pandemic. All 15 of the team's beach players are the same 15 that play indoor, and the team could not begin playing in the sand until the indoor season concluded on March 31.
In addition, the Hornets are playing without three players (Bridgette Smith, Caitlin Volkmann, Cianna Andrews) that would be in the team's beach lineups.
UC Davis, which begin its season in February, improved to 9-16 this season.
Sacramento State got its win in the second match of the day as Sarah Falk and Michelle Taynton won at No. 3 by a 21-19, 21-19 score over Madelin Smith and Jane Seslar.
The Hornets used the same top four lineups in both matches including Ashtin Olin/Macey Hayden at No. 1, Paige Swinney/Kalani Hayes at No. 2, Falk/Taynton at No. 3 and McKenna Smith/Karlee Soderberg at No. 4. Tiyanane Kamba-Griffin played with Paige Calvin in the first match at No. 5, and Calvin them teamed with Caty Cordano at No. 5 in the second matchup with the Aggies.
UC Davis 5, Sacramento State 0 - Match 1
1. Colleen McGuire/Paloma Bowman (UCD) def. Macey Hayden/Ashtin Olin (SAC) 21-9, 21-18
2. Megan Luly/Heather Reed (UCD) def. Paige Swinney/Kalani Hayes (SAC) 21-17, 21-15
3. Madelin Smith/Jane Seslar (UCD) def. Sarah Falk/Michelle Taynton (SAC) 21-14, 21-12
4. Alexa Rockas/Rose Holscher (UCD) def. McKenna Smith/Karlee Soderberg (SAC) 22-20, 21-10
5. Ashlee Goycoochea/Alicia Letvin (UCD) def. Tiyanane Kamba-Griffin/Paige Calvin (SAC) 23-21, 21-19
UC Davis 4, Sacramento State 1 - Match 2
1. Paloma Bowman/Colleen McGuire (UCD) def. Ashtin Olin/Macey Hayden (SAC) 21-13, 21-9
2. Megan Luly/Heather Reed (UCD) def. Paige Swinney/Kalani Hayes (SAC) 21-14, 21-13
3. Sarah Falk/Michelle Taynton (SAC) def. Madelin Smith/Jane Seslar (UCD) 21-19, 21-19
4. Alexa Rockas/Rose Holscher (UCD) def. McKenna Smith/Karlee Soderberg (SAC) 21-17, 21-11
5. Ashlee Goycoochea/Alicia Letvin (UCD) def. Paige Calvin/Caty Cordano (SAC) 21-19, 21-12
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