Boise State Splits at Seattle
March 29, 2018

Final Stats

SEATTLE, Wash. - Boise State beach volleyball earned a split on Thursday recording their first victory of the season in the opener over Portland by a 3-2 score, then fell to their host the Washington Huskies 5-0 in the later match. The pair of Kenna Hanses and Skye Southwick led the Broncos at No. 5 pair in both contests tallying a straight-set victory over Portland before falling in a tight three-set match versus Washington.

Also getting wins on the day were Sabryn Roberts and Janell Walley at No. 1 pair, as well as Kiley Lewis and Brindl Langley at No. 2 pair, both wins came in the Portland match.

Boise State will face Washington again Friday afternoon at 1 p.m. (Mountain) to close out the weekend’s action for the Broncos.


PORTLAND RECAP

Boise State recorded its first victory of the season on Thursday in Seattle when the Broncos downed the Portland Pilots 3-2. The blue and orange picked up wins at No. 1, 2 and 5 pairs to clinch the victory as Boise State improved to 1-4 overall.

The teams played two matches at a time beginning with the No. 5 pair and a exhibition match. Kenna Hanses and Skye Southwick started if off with a solid straight-set victory 21-16, 21-11 on court five over the Pilots’ McKenzie Schwan and Liz Reich. Boise State’s Drew Hannemann and Celine Christensen also claimed victory in their exhibition match winning in two sets 21-6, 21-17.

The middle stanza featuring No. 3 and 4 pairs went the way of the Pilots as they rallied to take a 2-1 lead in the team score. Boise State’s freshmen tandem of Kylee Johnson and Maya Watkins battled to the end before getting edged 21-19, 16-21, 15-13 on court four.

In the third set of matches the Broncos came back with wins at the top two positions to claim the team victory over Portland. At No. 1 pair featuring Roberts and Walley the Broncos easily put their match away over Cali Thompson and Tani Stephens in straight sets 21-17, 21-9 to tie the score up at two apiece.

Lewis and Langley rallied from one set down at No. 2 pair to complete the rally and clinch the victory versus Portland. The Bronco tandem beat the Pilots’ duo of Morgan Robinson and Katie Barker in three sets 13-21, 21-18, 15-10.


WASHINGTON RECAP

In the second match of the day Boise State fell to Washington 5-0. Kenna Hanses and Skye Southwick led the Broncos falling in a tough three-set match 17-21, 21-12, 15-11 at No. 5 pair to the Huskies’ Kara Bajema and Emma Calle. Walley and Roberts battled at No. 1 pair but came up short 21-17, 21-17 to Jordan Anderson and Kimmy Gardiner as the UW duo closed out the match.



Match Summaries
Boise State (1-4) vs. Portland (2-4)
March 29, 2018 at Seattle, Wash.(Univ. of Washington)

Boise State def. Portland 3-2

1. Janell Walley/Sabryn Roberts (BSU) def. Cali Thompson/Tani Stephens (PORT) 21-17, 21-9
2. Kiley Lewis/Brindl Langley (BSU) def. Morgan Robinson/Katie Barker (PORT) 13-21, 21-18, 15-10
3. Carey Williams/Sarah Savoca (PORT) def. Jaymee-Lee Bulda/Jensen Allen (BSU) 21-16, 21-17
4. Lauren Naatz/Kassidy Naone (PORT) def. Kylee Johnson/Maya Watkins (BSU) 21-19, 16-21, 15-13
5. Kenna Hanses/Skye Southwick (BSU) def. McKenzie Schwan/Liz Reich (PORT) 21-16, 21-11
Ext. Drew Hannemann/Celine Christensen (BSU) def. Kellie Hughes/Izzy Guzik (PORT) 21-16, 21-17


Boise State (1-5) vs. Washington (4-6)
March 29, 2018 at Seattle, Wash.(Univ. of Washington)

Washington def. Boise State 5-0

1. Jordan Anderson/Kimmy Gardiner (Wash) def. Walley/Roberts (BSU), 21-17, 21-17
2. Courtney Schwan/Destiny Julye (Wash) def. Langley/Lewis (BSU), 21-14, 21-15
3. Carly DeHoog/Shayne McPherson (Wash) def. Allen/Bulda (BSU), 21-9, 21-13
4. Anna Crabtree/Natalie Robinson (Wash) def. Johnson/Watkins (BSU), 21-19, 21-16
5. Kara Bajema/Emma Calle (Wash) def. Hanses/Southwick (BSU), 17-21, 21-12, 15-11
Exh: Samantha Drechsel/Chloe Newton (Wash) def. Christensen/Hannenman (BSU), 21-17, 23-21


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