Friday, September 30, 2016

Boise State Volleyball Team Stops San Diego State in Three Sets

BOISE, ID--Sierra Nobley and Sabryn Roberts led the Boise State volleyball team to a 25-19, 25-23, 25-16 win over San Diego State last night to extend the Broncos' home winning streak to 10.

Nobley had 13 kills and is now six kills shy of the 1,200-mark for her career. Roberts added 11 and led the Lady Broncos with a 47.6% hitting percentage.

“Sabryn loves playing at home,” Boise State head coach Shawn Garus said. “She played great. It wasn’t just her hitting. She blocked well and was a really scrappy player. She’s really maturing to someone we can count on night in and night out.”

After the Aztecs tied the opening set at 10, a Roberts kill spurred a Bronco rally of five unanswered points and a Nobley kill won the opening set.

San Diego State was more aggressive in the second set to open up a 15-11 lead. The Aztecs were in a position to win the set with a 23-21 lead but a Roberts kill and three consecutive attack errors by the visitors gave Boise State the win.

After Boise State took the lead 6-5 in the third set, they cruised to take the set and the match.

“It was big to win in our conference home opener,” Garus said. “We split last weekend on the road against two very good teams. If you can split on the road consistently and hold at home, you’re going to finish in the top of the conference and probably have a chance to win down the stretch.”

Boise State advanced its record to 11-5 overall and 2-1 in Mountain West Conference play.

Senior Maddy O'Donnell moved into 11th place all-time with six blocks and now has 313 in her career.

Boise State hosts Nevada Saturday at 2 p.m. in Bronco Gym prior to the football game with Utah State. Nevada comes into the battle with a record of 10-4 and 1-1 in MW action.

Fans who present their football ticket will receive free admission to the volleyball match.