SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Pacific women's volleyball team defeated Sacramento State, 3-1, by scores of 25-14, 23-25, 25-18, and 25-15 on Wednesday night at The Nest.
Pacific improves to 2-2 on the season, while Sacramento State falls to 3-2.
The Tigers offense was dominant for their second-straight match hitting .306 as a team, while holding the Hornets to a .134 hitting percentage. Emily Baptista led both teams with 16 kills, while Andie Shelton had 15 kills, Skylar Wine had 14 kill, and Ashlyn Fleming totaled 12 kills.
Defensively, Pacific held a 63-45 edge in digs and out-blocked their opponents 22-19. Fleming was stellar at the net as she totaled a whopping 10 blocks, nine assisted and one solo. Freshman setter Hanne De Schrijver had five block assists and Baptista had four block assists.
Katrin Gotterba had a game-high 24 digs, while De Schrijver dished out 51 assists.
In the first set the Tigers had a pair of runs, including an eight point run that helped them to a 19-8 lead, which they eventually turned into a 25-14 win.
The next set went to the Hornets, despite a hard fought battle by the Tigers. The largest lead throughout the set was three points and with the score all-tied-up at 21-21 Sacramento State scored three-straight points to give them a huge 24-21 edge. Pacific added some pressure after Wine and Kaitlyn Lines each earned a kill, but the final point went to the Hornets and they took the set 25-23.
Pacific snagged significant leads midway through the third and fourth sets to secure victories by significant margin, 25-18 and 25-15.
The Tigers will hit the road again Thursday morning for the annual Utah State Tournament. Pacific is scheduled open tournament play against the Aggies Friday night at 7:00 pm (MT).