Volleyball Drops 3-2 Match at Sacramento State

Volleyball Drops 3-2 Match at Sacramento State

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Sophomore Lexi Sullivan totaled 18 kills in Northern Arizona volleyball's 3-2 defeat at Sacramento State on Friday night.  The Lumberjacks fell by sets of 25-22, 12-25, 25-17, 25-16, and 15-13.

NAU (7-12, 3-6 BSC) traded sets with Sacramento State (12-12, 5-4 BSC) till the fifth entering the deciding set tied 2-2.  The Lumberjacks hit .067 in the fifth while the Hornets finished the match hitting .250 in the final set.

Sullivan totaled a season-high in kills finishing with her highest total since the beginning of the 2009-10 season.  The sophomore outside hitter missed the majority of last year with a season-ending injury against Idaho State.

Freshman Niki Small added 10 kills with a .207 hitting percentage while sophomore Kelli Dallmann posted another double-double with 45 assists and 19 digs. 

Four other Lumberjacks turned in double-digit dig totals led by sophomore Anna Gott with 21 digs, junior Kobi Christensen with 16, freshman Keely Stevenson with 15, and sophomore Lexie Schroeder with 11.

NAU hit .109 as a team on the night and Sacramento State turned in a .210 team hitting percentage.  The Hornets had three players finish with double-digit kills led by Kelsey Elston with a team-high 11 kills and .476 hitting percentage.

NAU is off the rest of the weekend but returns home next week for matches against Weber State and Idaho State.  The Lumberjacks play Weber State on Thursday, Oct. 28 and Idaho State on Saturday, Oct. 30.  Both matches are set for 7 p.m. starts.

DID YOU KNOW… The Lumberjacks had 11 of their 15 intercollegiate teams record a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher led by women's soccer at 3.42. Women's basketball was close behind at 3.38, followed by women's cross country (3.38), volleyball (3.33), women's golf (3.31), men's cross country (3.26) and swimming and diving (3.22).