Boise State Splits Two on Saturday
March 11, 2017
FOLSOM, Calif. - The Boise State beach volleyball continued its opening weekend with a split Saturday afternoon falling 3-2 to San Jose State, then regrouped to sweep San Francisco 5-0 at the Sacramento State Tournament in Folsom, Calif. Boise State was led the No. 2 pair of Janell Walley and Emily Sullivan, as well as the No. 3 tandem of Sierra Nobley and Sabryn Roberts as both teams swept their matches.
“I was really pleased with the way the entire team competed today,” said head coach Shawn Garus. “We nearly took two today but came up just short against San Jose State. I thought Janell (Walley) and Emily (Sullivan) played well after I moved them up one spot in the lineup, they won both contests. Sierra Nobley and Sabryn (Roberts) also played well winning both of their matches. Overall it was a good day for the Broncos.”
The split moved the Broncos to 2-1 overall with one more match remaining this weekend in Folsom against tournament host Sacramento State Sunday morning at 11 a.m. (MT).
San Jose State 3, Boise State 2
Boise State opened the match dropping the first two contests on courts four and five.
However, the Broncos rallied claiming victories at No. 3 pair where Nobley and Roberts defeated SJSU’s Luiza Andrade and Julia Golbeck 21-18, 21-11 to pull the Broncos within one at 2-1.
Walley and Sullivan evened the match up when they dispatched the Spartans’ No. 2 duo of Julie Sam and Nandyala Gama in straight sets as well 21-15, 21-17.
The match came down to the No. 1 pairs where the contest went to three sets. Maddy O’Donnell and Maddi Osburn battled hard rallying from one set down to win the second set and force a decisive third. In the end, San Jose State’s tandem of Alli Meehan and Lyndi Scholl edged the Broncos 21-14, 18-21, 15-13 to claim the team victory.
Sacramento State Tournament
Boise State 5, San Francisco 0
In the afternoon match, Boise State regrouped from the morning’s set back to sweep past the San Francisco Dons 5-0 for its second win of the season.
It started with the No. 4 and 5 pairs claiming easy victories. The Freshmen duo of Jensen Allen and Cassedi Simon recorded their first collegiate beach volleyball victory defeating the Dons’ Trish Koutsoukos and Montana Green 21-4, 21-9.
Roberts and Nobley earned their second win of the day when they beat the Spartans’ tandem Marjolijn Oskam and Dane Miller 21-9, 21-19 at the threes.
Sullivan and Walley also claimed their second victory on Saturday with a 21-17, 21-12 win at No. 2 pair over Emily Reed and Carly Lowry.
The ones completed the sweep as O’Donnell and Osburn put away the Dons’ top duo of Nora Buvarp Lavik and Camille Araujo in two sets 21-6, 21-18.
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