Broncos Claim First Victory in Program History
Sarah Horton helped clinch the match victory.

April 4, 2014

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Boise State won its first match in history with a 3-2 win over the Cal Poly Mustangs on the first day of the Sacramento State Invitational Friday night. After falling 4-1 earlier in the day to No. 9 Saint Mary’s in the Broncos inaugural match, they rallied for the win versus Cal Poly to earn the split on the opening day of program history.

Boise State clinched its first ever team victory against Cal Poly on wins by Case Rose and Taylor Murphey, Aly Duffin and Katelyn Kinghorn, as well as the match clinching point by Sarah Horton and Laney Hayes as the Broncos closed the opening day in Sacramento 1-1.

Boise State opened the match by winning the first two matches at No. 4 and 5 pairs to claim the early momentum. Casey Rose and Taylor Murphey began their sand volleyball careers with a straight-set victory 21-16, 21-13 over Cal Poly’s Shannon Fouts and Taylor Gruenewald at No. 5 pairs. The Boise State duo did not play in the first match.

The Broncos extended their advantage to 2-0 when Aly Duffin and Katelyn Kinghorn tallied their first win of the season 22-20 and 21-14 over the Mustangs’ Stacia Williams and Anna Gorman at the fours.

Cal Poly closed the gap when they took a 21-16, 21-18 win at the No. 3 pairs where Boise State’s Sarah Baugh and Kaitlyn Oliver fell to Kate Walters and Hannah Schleis 21-16, 21-18.

The decisive team point came at the twos where Sarah Horton and Laney Hayes rallied from one set down to defeat Cal Poly’s Nicole Kessler and Megan Groess in three-sets 11-21, 21-17, 21-18. The win by Horton and Hayes clinched the team victory for the Broncos as they improved to 1-1 on the opening day of their season.

The final match of the day was at No. 1 pairs where Alyssa Gammel and Brittany Reardon battled the Mustangs’ duo of Jennifer Keddy and Katie Conroy before falling in straight sets 21-18 and 21-11.


Match 2 Summary
Boise State (1-1) Vs. Cal Poly (1-1)
Sacramento State Invitational
April 4, 2014 at Sacramento, Calif.

Boise State def. Cal Poly 3-2

Pairs Results
1. Jennifer Keddy / Katie Conroy (CP) def. Alyssa Gammel / Brittany Reardon (BSU), 21-18, 21-11
2. Sarah Horton / Laney Hayes (BSU) def. Nicole Kessler / Megan Groess (CP), 11-21, 21-17, 15-9
3. Kate Walters / Hannah Schleis (CP) def. Kaitlyn Oliver / Sarah Baugh (BSU), 21-16, 21-18
4. Aly Duffin / Katelyn Kinghorn (BSU) def. Stacia Williams / Anna Gorman (CP), 22-20, 21-14
5. Casey Rose / Taylor Murphey (BSU) def. Shannon Fouts / Taylor Gruenewald (CP), 21-16, 21-13


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