With the victory, Sacramento State is 1-0, while Kent State dropped to 0-2.
Junior middle hitter Sarah Chlebana hit .375 (12-3-24) and posted a match-high 17 digs for the Hornets. Senior setter Maureen Rafferty also recorded a double-double with 48 assists and 10 digs.
The Golden Flashes were led by senior outside hitter Carrie Patterson, who posted team-highs in both kills and digs with 12 each.
Arizona and Kent State play at 2:30 this afternoon in the second match of the Classic.
Classic Results Sacramento State def. Kent State 3-1 (15-4, 6-15, 15-7, 15-5)