Broncos Win Season Opener at Pacific
March 10, 2017

Box Score

STOCKTON, Calif. - Boise State’s beach volleyball team opened its 2017 season this afternoon with a victory over the Pacific Tigers at Stockton, Calif. The Broncos picked up victories by their No. 1 pair Maddy O’Donnell and Maddi Osburn, No. 3 pair featuring Janell Walley and Emily Sullivan, as well as the No. 4 tandem of Jaymee-Lee Bulda and Laney Hayes.

“It was great to get out and compete in nice weather after having such a long winter,” said head coach Shawn Garus. “I thought we competed really well today, especially since you would think they (Pacific) would have the advantage being able to practice more than we have because of weather and the fact they have already played five matches. We played like there was no advantage to the Tigers, it was a really great effort. It’s great to start off with a win!”

The win improved Boise State to 1-0 overall with the Sacramento State Tournament on the slate for Saturday and Sunday with matches versus San Jose State, San Francisco and Sacramento State.

The fours started the Broncos rolling as Bulda and Hayes dispatched Janie Feldsher and Alex Holt in straight sets 21-17, 21-14.

The next match went to Pacific with a win on court five as the Tigers’ Ashlyn Fleming and Skylar Wine downed Boise State’s Cassedi Simon and Jensen Allen 21-19, 21-16. It was the first collegiate action in beach volleyball for the freshmen duo.

But Boise State regained its lead when Walley and Sullivan came away with a 21-17, 21-18 victory on court three for a 2-1 Broncos advantage in team score.

O’Donnell and Osburn clinched the match when the defeated Pacific’s top pair of Lexi Elman and Andie Shelton in two sets 21-17, 21-18 for a 3-1 advantage.

Pacific closed the day with wins at No. 2 pair where the Broncos’ team of Sierra Nobley and Sabryn Roberts fell 22-20, 21-11. The Tigers also won an exhibition match featuring Boise State’s Kenna Hanses and Skye Southwick, they fell in three sets 23-21, 19-21, 17-15 after rallying to win set two to force a third.

Match Results Boise State (1-0) at Pacific (1-5)
Mar 10, 2017 at Stockton, Calif.(Raney Courts)

Boise State 3, Pacific 2

1. Maddy O’Donnell/Maddi Osburn (BSU) def. Lexi Elman/Andie Shelton (PACIFIC) 21-17, 21-18
2. Katrin Gotterba/Maycie LaBass (PACIFIC) def. Sierra Nobley/Sabryn Roberts (BSU) 22-20, 21-11
3. Janell Walley/Emily Sullivan (BSU) def. Emily Baptista/Taylor Poncetta (PACIFIC) 21-17, 21-18
4. Jaymee-Lee Bulda/Laney Hayes (BSU) def. Janie Feldsher/Alex Holt (PACIFIC) 21-17, 21-14
5. Ashlyn Fleming/Skylar Wine (PACIFIC) def. Cassedi Simon/Jensen Allen (BSU) 21-19, 21-16
Ext.  Olivia Petnicki/Alex Holt (PACIFIC) def. Kenna Hanses/Skye Southwick (BSU) 23-21, 19-21, 17-15

Order of finish: Doubles (4,5,3,1,2); T-2:23 A-221

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