Boise State Sweeps Opening Day
April 2, 2016

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PORTLAND, Ore.  - Boise State opened its season by sweeping two matches Saturday afternoon at the University of Oregon Beach Volleyball Tournament in Portland, Ore., recording a pair of 4-1 victories over the Portland Pilots and Oregon Ducks. Boise State saw four of its five pairs win both matches on Saturday highlighted by Maddy O'Donnell and Hannah Hubbard winning both of their contests at No. 1 pair by sweeps. In all, seven of Boise State's eight pairs victories were in straight sets. The Broncos will close the first weekend of play Sunday afternoon against Stanford, who also swept both matches on Saturday.

"Great day for the Broncos," said coach Shawn Garus. "We played well for it being our first matches of the season and had some good performances from a lot of our pairs. Maddy (O'Donnell) and Hannah (Hubbard) were solid at the ones, while Sarah (Baugh) and Sierra (Nobley), and (Kaitlyn) Oliver and (Maddi) Osburn got off to slow starts but started serving more aggressive and took control of their matches. Jaymee-Lee (Bulda) and Laney (Hayes) played real consistent at five pair for a couple of straight-set wins. Even though Katie (Hall) and Sabryn (Roberts) struggled with their communication, they made good improvements with each set. No we need to carry the momentum into tomorrow's match with Stanford."

Recap: Boise State Defeated Portland 4-1
Boise State opened its third season of beach volleyball against the University of Portland Pilots, a first-year program. The Broncos wasted little time taking control of the team match by recording two-set victories in the two of the first three contests played.

Laney Hayes and Jaymee-Lee Bulda were the first off beating Portland's Brittney Markwith and Katie Sullivan convincingly by 21-13, 21-14 scores at the No. 5 position.

After the Pilots won at No. 3 pair, the Boise State duo of Kaitlyn Oliver and Maddi Osburn put the Broncos back on top for good with a 21-17, 21-19 win at No. 4 pair over Katie Barker and Djurdjina Milovic.

The second half of the match featured the No. 1 and 2 pairs as well as a exhibition contest. Boise State's No. 1 pair of O'Donnell and Hubbard earned the match clinching victory. They downed the Pilots top duo of Hannah Troutman and Morgan Robinson impressively in straight sets 21-13, 21-13.

Number two pair went to three sets before Boise State's Sarah Baugh and Sierra Nobley claimed the tough victory. The Broncos top returning pair from last year held off UP's Maddy Mandon and Mikayla Lindburg 21-19, 20-22, 15-10 to make the final score 4-1 Boise State.

Recap: Boise State Defeated Oregon 4-1
The Broncos continued their strong play in the second match of the day when they took on the Oregon Ducks out of the Pacific-12 Conference. Oliver and Osburn started things off for the Broncos as the first pair finished following their second straight-set win as they quickly put away the Ducks' Lauren Page and August Raskie 21-9, 21-8 at the fourth position.

Boise State went up 2-0 when the Broncos' No. 5 pair of Hayes and Bulda downed Roni LaPierre and Marine Hall-Poirier 21-15, 21-12.

Oregon claimed victory on court three to pull within 2-1 heading into the second half of the match with No. 1 and 2 pairs taking the sand along with an exhibition match.

This time the No. 2 pair of Baugh and Nobley recorded the match clinching victory when they cruised past Oregon's duo of Taylor Agost and Lindsey Vander Weide in two sets 21-6, 21-16.

O'Donnell and Hubbard bought in the final victory at court one when they downed Haley McLaren and Kacey Nady in straight sets 21-17, 21-9 to make the final team scored 4-1 in favor of the Broncos.

In an exhibition contest Boise State's Emily Sullivan teamed up with Hayes to defeat Oregon's Sumeet Gill and Roni La Pierre in three sets 20-22, 21-12, 15-7.

Oregon Beach Volleyball Tournament
April 2, 2016 at Portland, Ore. (Delta Park - Owens Sport Complex)

Match 1: Boise State 4, Portland 1
1 Maddy O'Donnell/Hannah Hubbard (BSU) def. Hannah Troutman/Morgan Robinson (UP) 21-13, 21-13
2 Sierra Nobley/Sarah Baugh (BSU) def. Maddy Mandon/Mikayla Lindburg (UP)21-19, 20-22, 15-10
3 Monica Gajda/Sarah Savoca (UP) def. Sabryn Roberts/Katie Hall (BSU) 21-18, 21-11
4 Kaitlyn Oliver/Maddi Osburn (BSU) def. Katie Barker/Djurdjina Milovic (UP) 21-17, 21-19
5 Laney Hayes/Jaymee-Lee Bulda (BSU) def. Brittney Markwith/Katie Sullivan (UP) 21-13, 21-14
6 (Exh.) Brittney Markwith/Katie Sullivan (UP) def. Emily Sullivan/Jaymee Bulda (BSU) 21-19, 19-21, 15-10
Order of Finish: 5, 3, 4, 1, 2

Match 2: Boise State 4, Oregon 1
1 Maddy O'Donnell/Hannah Hubbard (BSU) def. Haley McLaren/Kacey Nady (UO) 21-17, 21-9
2 Sierra Nobley/Sarah Baugh (BSU) def. Taylor Agost/Lindsey Vander Weide (UO) 21-6, 21-16
3 Amanda Benson/Maddy Frank (UO) def. Sabryn Roberts/Katie Hall (BSU) 21-19, 30-28
4 Kaitlyn Oliver/Maddi Osburn (BSU) def. Lauren Page/August Raskie (UO) 21-9, 21-8
5 Laney Hayes/Jaymee-Lee Bulda (BSU) def. Roni LaPierre/Marine Hall-Poirier (UO) 21-15, 21-12
6 (Exh.) Emily Sullivan/Laney Hayes (BSU) def. Sumeet Gill/RoniLa Pierre (UO) 20-22, 21-12, 15-7
Order of Finish: 4, 5, 3, 2, 1

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