SACRAMENTO, Cali. – The Weber State volleyball team couldn’t pull through for a win as Sacramento State swept them in three sets Saturday afternoon.
“This is a classic example of where the moment is too big for our team,” head coach Jeremiah Larsen said. “We had a wonderful opportunity to take a huge step forward as a program, and we couldn’t execute. We are going to hopefully learn and grow so this doesn’t happen in the future.”
The Wildcats started the game off strong with an 8-4 lead. Sac State answered with a 9-2 run to take a 15-12 lead over WSU. Weber State trailed for the rest of the set and fell 25-19 in the first set.
WSU managed to keep up with Sac at the beginning of the second set but the Hornets came up with a 7-1 to give them a lead the Wildcats couldn’t catch. WSU fell in the second set 25-21 and trailed 0-2 overall in the match going into the break.
Sacramento State started the third and final set of the match with a 9-4 lead over the Wildcats. Late in the third set WSU made a 6-1 push to bring the score within two points but Sac ended the match with a 5-1 run leaving the Wildcats with a 25-19 third set loss and a 3-0 overall match loss.
Weber State was led by Amanda Varley with 12 kills from 35 attacks and no hitting errors. She ended the night with a .343 percentage. Megan Thompson ended the night with nine kills from 13 attacks and only three errors for .462 on the night.
Sacramento State ended the night with 51 kills from 112 attacks for a .312 percentage on the night compared to WSU’s 29 kills 84 attacks and nine errors and a .238 percentage.
WSU had 42 digs to Sac’s 45 and the Wildcats had nine blocks to the Hornets seven.
Weber State is now 5-11 in Big Sky Conference play and drop to 14-12 overall on the season. WSU’s final match of the 2016 season will be against Utah State on Nov. 22 in Logan, Utah.