SACRAMENTO, Calif. — University of Iowa volleyball fell to Sacramento State, 3-0, on Saturday evening inside Yosemite Hall.
Senior Caitlan Buettner posted her second double-double in as many matches with 11 kills and 10 digs, and junior Amanda Darling time Buettner for the most assists. Senior Bailey Ortega registered a team-high 13 assists.
HOW IT HAPPENED
SET 1 (Sac. St., 25-19): The Hornets came out quick, taking the first four points of the match and swapping points with the Hawkeyes as they closed the gap, down 7-9. Scoring was back and forth until the Hornets built an eight-point lead. Iowa built momentum as it went on a five-point run at the end of the set, closing in on the Hornets, 19-23, but Sacramento State took the set.
SET 2 (Sac. St., 25-21): Sacramento State took an early lead in the second set, scoring three-straight. Iowa was able to put together a four-point run and lessen the deficit, 6-7. The Hawkeyes kept chipping away, but the Hornets held the lead throughout the set. A five-point run put the Iowa within two, down 19-21. Sacramento State tallied two points before Iowa took a timeout and came out of it, scoring two more times before the Hornets secured the set.
SET 3 (Sac. St., 25-21): The Hawkeyes took an early lead off of Hornet errors, up 4-1. Iowa kept the lead until Sacramento State went on a run to take its first multipoint lead of the set. Both teams battled to keep within three points of the other. The Hornets closed out the set with three-consecutive points to win the match.
The Hawkeyes take on the Nevada Wolf Pack in their last match of the Sacramento State Invitational on Sunday at 1 p.m. (CT) on Colberg Court at The Nest inside Yosemite Hall. A live stream is available on ESPN+.