Folsom, Calif.--In a season of firsts for the San José State beach volleyball team, the Spartans swept the first opponent in school history with a 5-0 win at Sacramento State Saturday afternoon. The team then lost a closely contested dual against Saint Mary's, 3-2.
Against the Hornets, three Spartan pairs swept their opponents -- Hana Tresnáková and Julia Menhart (22-20, 21-17); Julia Golbeck and Luiza Andrade (21-17, 21-12); and Nandyala Gama and Julie Sam (21-17, 21-12).
Against the Gaels, Tresnáková and Menhart as well as Meehan and Hirai were the victorious pairs for San José State. Both pairs needed three sets for the wins. Tresnáková and Menhart lost the first set 22-24 before winning two close sets, 21-19 and 15-11. Meehan and Hirai won the first set, 21-18, before falling 17-21, and won 15-12.
"For us, every victory is important, but it was nice to get our first 5-0 win in program history over Sacramento State today," said Spartan head coach Aaron Shepardson. "We were very close with a talented Saint Mary's team as well. These may be small steps, but they help give us confidence to keep pushing ourselves into even higher goals for our program.
"I am very pleased with many performances today. Hana and Julia (Menhart) led the team by showing us how to play big and with attitude against a physical Saint Mary's team."
Sand Volleyball Match Results
Mar 19, 2016 at Folsom, Calif.
San José State 5, Sacramento State 0
1. Hana Tresnáková/Julia Menhart (SJSU) def. Sloan Lovett/Madeline Cannon (SAC) 22-20, 21-17
2. Lyndi Scholl/Tyanna Roy (SJSU) def. Lauren Aikels/Morgan Stanley (SAC) 18-21, 21-19, 15-13
3. Allison Meehan/Jamie Hirai (SJSU) def. Lexie Skalbeck/Lana Brown (SAC) 15-21, 21-18, 15-7
4. Julia Golbeck/Luiza Andrade (SJSU) def. Kennedy Kurtz/Hannah Meadows (SAC) 21-17, 21-12
5. Nandyala Gama/Julie Sam (SJSU) def. Skyler Takeda/Brie Gathright (SAC) 21-16, 21-16
Records: San José State 4-7; Sacramento State 0-8
Saint Mary's 3, San José State 2
1. Hana Tresnáková/Julia Menhart (SJSU) def. Dalas Dodd/Lindsey Knudsen (SMC) 22-24, 21-19, 15-11
2. Payton Rund/Mary Hernandez (SMC) def. Lyndi Scholl/Tyanna Roy (SJSU) 21-12, 21-13
3. Allison Meehan/Jamie Hirai (SJSU) def. Madi Wilkerson/Agnieszka Kudziela (SMC) 21-18, 17-21, 15-12
4. Lindsey Calvin/Emily Bible (SMC) def. Julia Golbeck/Luiza Andrade (SJSU) 20-22, 21-17, 15-3
5. Alexis Salmons/Hannah Liserra (SMC) def. Nandyala Gama/Julie Sam (SJSU) 21-15, 21-14
Records: San José State 4-8; Saint Mary's 5-2
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