Boise State Drops Two on Sunday
April 10, 2016

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STANFORD, Calif. - Kaitlyn Oliver and Maddi Osburn swept their matches on the second day of the Stanford Tournament, but it was not enough to lead Boise State to victory as the Broncos dropped a pair of contests 3-2 to Arizona State and 4-1 to California. Oliver and Osburn won in two sets against ASU, then battled through three sets to collect Boise State’s lone win versus the Cal Golden Bears. The Bronco tandem improved to a team-best 6-1 overall on the year.

“I was really happy with the way Kaitlyn (Oliver) and Maddi (Osburn) played throughout this tournament moving up one position to go 3-1 on the weekend and sweeping their matches today,” coach Shawn Garus said. “I felt everyone played hard and with some breaks things could have turned out differently for us today. There are definitely some areas that we need to work on and improve at as a team as we head into the Hawaii match Tuesday.”

The losses drop the Broncos to 1-3 on the weekend and 4-3 overall. They will continue their nine day road trip on Tuesday when they play at fifth-ranked Hawaii, followed by a match against Hawaii Pacific on Wednesday.

Boise State battled Arizona State hard Sunday morning but came up on the short end of a 3-2 score. Leading the way for the Broncos were No. 3 pair Kaitlyn Oliver and Maddi Osburn who defeated Mia Rivera and Madison Berridge in two sets 21-15, 21-15. The Bronco pair improved to 5-1 overall with the win.

The other Boise State victory came at No. 2 pair where Sarah Baugh and Sierra Nobley put away ASU’s tandem of Kwyn Johnson and Sydney Palmer in straight sets 21-19, 21-17. The win moved them to 4-2 overall on the year.

Arizona State collected wins at No. 4 and 5 pair in the opening round. Boise State’s freshmen duo of Katie Hall and Sabryn Roberts lost a heart breaker in three sets 22-24, 21-16 and 15-11 on court four.

Laney Hayes and Jaymee-Lee Bulda fell at No. 5 pair for the first time in six contests as they went down 21-14, 21-11 to the Sun Devils’ team of Frances Giedraitis and Logan Rae.

The team victory was clinched at No. 1 pair where ASU’s Bianca Arellano and Whitney Follette downed Boise State’s Maddy O’Donnell and Hannah Hubbard 21-9, 21-11. The Bronco tandem is moved to 3-3 on the year.

Boise State started slow against the Golden Bears in the second match on Sunday falling behind 2-1 after the first round of matches 3-5 pairs. Oliver and Osburn were perfect on the day recording the lone Boise State victory versus Cal at No. 3 pair. The tandem went three sets to collect the win over Olivia Rodberg and Grace Campbell 24-22, 19-21, 15-8. Oliver and Osburn went 3-1 on the weekend during the four contests at the Stanford Tournament.

The Broncos found themselves in a hole after the first three matches trailing 2-1 following defeats by Roberts and Hall 21-17, 21-19 at No. 4 pair, and Hayes and Bulda 21-16, 21-15 on court five. The team of Hayes and Bulda suffered their first two losses of the season today as the go to 5-2 on the year.

The second round of matches with the No. 1 and 2 pairs went the way of the Golden Bears as well. The match was clinched for Cal following a two-set victory 24-22, 21-16 at No. 2 pair over the Broncos’ Baugh and Nobley. The Boise State duo finished the day 1-1 and went to 4-3 overall.

The final match at No. 1 pair was also settled in two sets as O’Donnell and Hubbard fell 21-9, 21-11.

Match Summaries

Boise State (4-2) vs. Arizona State (9-8)
April 10, 2016 | Stanford, Calif. (Stanford Sand Volleyball Stadium)

Arizona State def. Boise State 3-2
1. Bianca Arellano/Whitney Follette (ASU) def. Maddy O’Donnel/Hannah Hubbard (BSU) 21-9, 21-11
2. Sierra Nobley/Sarah Baugh (BSU) def. Kwyn Johnson/Sydney Palmer (ASU) 21-19, 21-17
3. Kaitlyn Oliver/Maddi Osburn (BSU) def. Mia Rivera/Madison Berridge (ASU) 21-15, 21-15
4. Bethany Wedepohl/Jourdan Parnell (ASU) def. Sabryn Roberts/Katie Hall (BSU) 22-24, 21-16, 15-11
5. Frances Giedraitis/Logan Rae (ASU) def. Laney Hayes/Jaymee-Lee Bulda (BSU) 21-14, 21-11

Boise State (4-3) vs. California (13-7)
April 10, 2016 | Stanford, Calif. (Stanford Sand Volleyball Stadium)

California def. Boise State 4-1
1. Sarah Cole/Mia Merino (Cal) def. Maddy O’Donnel/Hannah Hubbard (BSU) 21-12, 13-21, 17-15
2. Bryce Bark/Kory Lamet (Cal) def. Sierra Nobley/Sarah Baugh (BSU) 24-22, 21-16
3. Kaitlyn Oliver/Maddi Osburn (BSU) def. Olivia Rodberg/Grace Campbell (Cal) 24-22, 19-21, 15-8
4. Teya Neff/Kaity Uythoven (Cal) def. Sabryn Roberts/Katie Hall (BSU) 21-17, 21-19
5. Rachel Wilson/Katie Regalia (Cal) def. Laney Hayes/Jaymee-Lee Bulda (BSU) 21-16, 21-15

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