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Maddy Kerr and Nikki Gombar won their match against Sac State.
Bears Split Matches At Sac State Invitational
Courtesy: Cal Athletics  
Release:  04/05/2014

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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