Boise State Falls Twice in Arizona
March 27, 2015

TUCSON, Ariz. (3-27-2015) - Boise State's sand volleyball team struggled on the opening day of the Wildcat Spring Challenge in Tucson, Ariz., falling to 10th-ranked Arizona 5-0 and Nebraska 5-0. The losses moved the Broncos to 0-4 overall since opening the season on Wednesday.

Boise State opened the Wildcat Spring Challenge against their host the 10th-ranked Arizona Wildcats falling 5-0. The undefeated Wildcats won all five matches in straight sets using their experience to overpower the Broncos Friday afternoon.

The Broncos then faced the Nebraska Cornhuskers in their second match of the day. It was Boise State's first meeting ever with the Cornhuskers in sand volleyball. The Blue and Orange fared better against Nebraska in individual matches scores but were unable to record a victory as the Broncos lost 5-0 in the team score.

The Broncos top pair of Hannah Hubbard and Maddy O'Donnell led Boise State on the day battling on court one where they played hard but lost both contests. They took on Arizona's No. 1 pair of Madi Kingdon and Kaitlyn Leary falling 21-15, 21-15. Later against Nebraska the Bronco duo faced the Cornhuskers' Alicia Ostander and Justine Wong-Orantes who handed Boise State pair a 21-13, 21-18 defeat.

The Broncos will close their trip to Arizona Saturday afternoon at 12 p.m. (Mountain) against the Matadors of Cal State Northridge on the final day of the Wildcat Spring Challenge in Tucson.

Wildcat Spring Challenge

Tucson, Ariz.

March 27, 2015

No. 10 Arizona (7-0) def. Boise State (0-3), 5-0

  1. Madi Kingdon/Kaitlyn Leary (UA) def. Hannah Hubbard/Maddy O'Donnell (BSU) 21-15, 21-15
  2. McKenna Witt/Madison Witt (UA) def. Sarah Baugh/Sierra Nobley (BSU) 21-12, 21-16
  3. Kendall Polan/Rachel Rhoades (UA) def. Katelyn Kinghorn/Aly Duffin (BSU) 21-10, 21-17
  4. Taylor Arizobal/Allie Cook (UA) def. Kaitlyn Oliver/Maddi Osburn (BSU) 21-10, 21-16
  5. Sarah Seiber/Hailey Devlin (UA) def. Laney Hayes/Taylor Murphey (BSU) 21-14, 21-16

Nebraska (5-2) def. Boise State (0-4), 5-0

  1. Alicia Ostrander/Justine Wong- Orantes (UN) def. Maddy O'Donnell/Hannah Hubbard (BSU) 21-13, 21-18
  2. Kelly Hunter/ Kadie Rolfzen (UN) def. Sierra Nobley/Sarah Baugh (BSU) 21-17, 21-17
  3. Kira Larson/Amber Rolfzen (UN) def. Katelyn Kinghorn/Aly Duffin (BSU) 21-19, 21-12
  4. Cecilia Hall/Annika Albrecht (UN) def. Maddi Osburn/Kaitlyn Oliver (BSU) 21-5, 21-17
  5. Kelsey Fien/Melanie Keil (UN) def. Taylor Murphey/Laney Hayes (BSU) 22-20, 21-12


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