Maddy Kerr and Nikki Gombar won their match against Sac State.

Bears Split Matches At Sac State Invitational

Cal Knocks Off Hornets, Fall To Gaels
By Cal Athletics on Sat, April 05, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Cal’s sand volleyball team split a pair of matches at the Sacramento State Invitational on Saturday.

The Bears defeated the host Hornets, 3-2. Cal registered victories at No. 2, 3 and 5 to secure the victory. Seniors Adrienne Gehan and Joan Caloiaro defeated Sac State’s Sloan Lovett and Lauren Aikels, 21-18, 21-10 at No. 2. At No. 3, sophomore Nikki Gombar and freshman Maddy Kerr got by the Hornets’ Madeline Cannon and Morgan Stanley, 11-21, 21-17, 15-12. The Bears’ No. 5 team of freshmen Emily Lunt and Caroline Olson beat Courtney Dietrich and Kendall LaVine, 21-18, 21-16.

Cal’s sophomore tandem of Lara Vukasovic and Sarah Cole, playing in the No. 1 spot for the first time this season, dropped a hard-fought three-set match to Sac State’s Kayla Beal and Katie Aprile, 21,18, 20-22, 15-6.

In their second match of the tournament, the Bears also dropped a 5-0 decision to No. 9 Saint Mary’s. Cal’s No. 4 team of sophomore Katarina Milosavljevic and freshman Sabrina Blackwell played a thriller against the Gaels’ Rachel Gillcrist and Mileva Popovic, falling 17-21, 21-17, 16-14. Vukasovic and Cole, playing back at the No. 2 spot, also went three sets before falling to Kristina Graven and Natalie Loos, 23-15, 21-8, 15-9.

The Bears (2-4) return home next Saturday, April 12 for a tri-meet against Sac State and Cal Poly.



Cal 3, Sacramento State 2

1. Kayla Beal/Katie Aprile (SAC) def. Lara Vukasovic/Sarah Cole, 21-18, 20-22, 15-6

2. Adrienne Gehan/Joan Caloiaro (Cal) def. Sloan Lovett/Lauren Aikels, 21-18, 21-10

3. Nikki Gombar/Maddy Ker (Cal) def. Madeline Cannon/Morgan Stanley, 11-21, 21-17, 15-12

4. Lexie Skalbeck/Chelcy Motes (SAC) def. Katarina Milosavljevic/Sabrina Blackwell, 21-18, 19-21, 16-14

5. Emily Lunt/Caroline Olson (Cal) def. Courtney Dietrich/Kendall LaVine, 21-8, 21-18


Saint Mary’s 5, Cal 0

1. Jordan Shaw/Samantha Tinsley (SMC) def. Adrienne Gehan/Joan Caloiaro, 21-15, 21-11

2. Kristina Graven/Natalie Loos (SMC) def. Lara Vukasovic/Sarah Cole, 23-25, 21-18, 15-9

3. Dalas Dodd/Alexis Salmons (SMC) def. Nikki Gombar/Maddy Kerr, 21-16, 21-15

4. Rachel Gillcrist/Mileva Popovic (SMC) def. Katarina Milosavljevic/Sabrina Blackwell, 17-21, 21-7, 16-14

5. Maegan Conroy/Milena Popovic (SMC) def. Emily Lunt/Caroline Olson, 21-11, 21-9



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