Laney Hayes and Sarah Horton.
April 6, 2014
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Boise State's inaugural sand volleyball team finished its first weekend of competition with a solid 2-3 record following today's 3-2 victory over their host the Sacramento State Hornets. Boise State recorded wins from the teams of Sarah Horton and Laney Hayes, Casey Rose and Taylor Murphey, as well as Aly Duffin and Katelyn Kinghorn to earn the Broncos' second ever win.
Aly Duffin and Katelyn Kinghorn emerged from the weekend with a team-best 3-1 overall record. The two helped secure today's win over Sacramento State with a straight set 21-14, 21-18 victory over the Hornets' No. 5 pair of Courtney Dietrich and Kendall LaVine.
The tandem of Sarah Horton and Laney Hayes went 2-3 this weekend, including a two-set 21-19, 22-20 victory over Sacramento State's Sloan Lovett and Lauren Aikels on court two.
The final Bronco win on Sunday went to junior Casey Rose and sophomore Taylor Murphey who defeated the Hornets' duo of Lexie Skalbeck and Chelcy Motes 21-9, 21-14. The victory improved Rose's and Murphey's record to 2-2 at the Sacramento State Invitational this weekend.
The Hornets claimed two wins of their own on Sunday handing Boise State's No. 1 pair of Alyssa Gammel and Brittany Reardon a tough three-set loss 21-18, 18-21, 15-13. The Bronco tandem won the first set, then was edged out in the final two frames.
The freshmen pair of Kaitlyn Oliver and Sarah Baugh also fell on Sunday dropping a 21-15, 21-17 decision to Sacramento State's No. 3 pair of Madeline Cannon and Morgan Stanley.
Boise State will continue its season next weekend when the Broncos travel to Portland, Ore., to take on the only other two sand volleyball programs in the Pacific Northwest and first year programs as well in the University of Oregon and University of Washington.
FINAL MATCH SUMMARY
Boise State (2-3) at Sacramento State (0-6)
Sacramento State Invitational
April 6, 2014 at Sacramento, Calif.
Boise State def. Sacramento State 3-2
1. Kayla Beal / Katie Aprile (SAC) def. Alyssa Gammel / Brittany Reardon (BSU), 21-18, 18-21, 15-13
2. Sarah Horton / Laney Hayes (BSU) def. Sloan Lovett / Lauren Aikels (SAC), 21-19, 22-20
3. Madeline Cannon / Morgan Stanley (SAC) def. Kaitlyn Oliver / Sarah Baugh (BSU), 21-15, 21-17
4. Casey Rose / Taylor Murphey (BSU) def. Lexie Skalbeck / Chelcy Motes (SAC), 21-9, 21-14
5. Aly Duffin / Katelyn Kinghorn (BSU) def. Courtney Dietrich / Kendall LaVine (SAC), 21-14, 21-18