An early-season trip to the Pacific Northwest to play Pacific-12 Conference schools Oregon State and Oregon are among the highlights of Sacramento State's 2013-14 women's basketball schedule.
The Hornets will play at Oregon State on Nov. 15 and at Oregon on Nov. 17. Hornets coach Jamie Craighead played at Oregon.
Sac State will play 15 home games in looking to improve on last season's 19-12 record and Big Sky Conference tournament semifinal finish. The 19 wins were the most in program history.
The Hornets will open the season with a home game against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 8.
Sac State will play its first four Big Sky games at home, opening against Montana State on Jan. 2 before hosting defending conference champion Montana two days later.
The Hornets will play only one road game (at UC Davis on Dec. 28) between Nov. 28 and Jan. 15, hosting seven games during that span.
Hornets soccer picked 7th
The Sac State women's soccer team has been picked to finish seventh in the preseason Big Sky coaches poll.
Coach Randy Dedini's Hornets return five starters and 15 letter winners from a squad that went 5-9-4 overall and 3-4-2 in the Big Sky. Sac State finished eighth in the conference.
Kassidy Kellogg was named second-team All-Big Sky as a freshman last season.
The Hornets kick off the regular season at UC Davis on Aug. 23.
Ex-Aggie wins golf title
Former UC Davis women's golfer Demi Runas won her first professional title Wednesday, prevailing on the Cactus Tour at the Sundance Golf Club in Buckeye, Ariz.
Runas, from Torrance, posted a three-round total of 214 to win by six shots and collect $1,800.
Runas was a three-time Big West Conference Player of the Year.
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