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BEACH VOLLEYBALL SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE AT THE BIG WEST CHAMPIONSHIP

BEACH VOLLEYBALL SEASON COMES TO A CLOSE AT THE BIG WEST CHAMPIONSHIP

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sacramento State saw its beach season come to a close with a pair of losses at the Big West Conference Beach Volleyball Championship on Friday at Rosie's Dog Beach.

The Hornets opened the double elimination tournament this morning with a loss to 18th-ranked Long Beach State (5-0) before falling to CSUN in the afternoon by a 5-0 score.

The Hornets, who played an abbreviated beach season, conclude the year having played just nine matches. The indoor season was pushed back from the fall to the spring because of the pandemic, and did not conclude until March 31. Sacramento State could not start its beach season until indoor came to a close as all 15 beach players are also on the indoor roster.

Below are the results from both matches today.

CSUN 5, Sacramento State 0
1. Victoria Rogers/Meagan Carter (CSUN) def. Ashtin Olin/Macey Hayden (SAC) 21-13, 22-20
2. Lexi McLeod/Seyvion Waggoner (CSUN) def. Kalani Hayes/Paige Swinney (SAC) 13-21, 21-17, 15-8
3. Darbi Honeycutt/Mikaela Maughan (CSUN) def. Sarah Falk/Michelle Taynton (SAC) 21-9, 21-11
4. Lauren McMurray/Kailey Klein (CSUN) def. Karlee Soderberg/McKenna Smith (SAC) 21-18, 21-12
5. Emily Sparks/True McCullough (CSUN) def. Tiyanane Kamba-Griffin/Paige Calvin (SAC) 21-18, 21-8

#18 Long Beach State 5, Sacramento State 0
1. Mari Molina/Tyler Spriggs (LBSU) def. Ashtin Olin/Macey Hayden (SAC) 21-9, 21-10
2. Skyler Germann/Makenzie Griffin (LBSU) def. Kalani Hayes/Paige Swinney (SAC) 21-16, 21-17
3. Nicci Reinking/Katie Kennedy (LBSU) def. Sarah Falk/Michelle Taynton (SAC) 21-8, 21-10
4. Jillian Rodriguez/Emily Mattoon (LBSU) def. Karlee Soderberg/McKenna Smith (SAC) 21-6, 21-12
5. Kenzie Holtz/Alice Pratesi (LBSU) def. Tiyanane Kamba-Griffin/Paige Calvin (SAC) 21-12, 21-8