Boise State Splits in California
April 11, 2018


FOLSOM, Calif. - Boise State opened their final road trip of the year by splitting two at Folsom, Calif., on Wednesday where they defeated Foothill College 5-0 in an exhibition match before falling to Sacramento State 4-1. The Sac State contest was tight with three of the five matches going to three sets before the Hornets claimed the win. Boise State was led by its top duo of Sabryn Roberts and Janell Walley who won both of their matches on the day.

The loss dropped Boise State to 1-7 overall as the Broncos head to Hawaii where they will face the Arizona State Sun Devils and third-ranked Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine twice each this weekend.


Boise State fell 4-1 in a tightly contested match at Sacramento State Wednesday afternoon in Folsom, Calif., where three of the five contests went to three sets to be settled. Unfortunately, the Broncos failed to pick-up a win in any of the three-set matches as the Hornets edge the visitors to claim the victory.

Picking up the lone win for Boise State was the No. 1 pair of Janell Walley and Sabryn Roberts who decisively beat Sacramento State’s top duo of Mikaela Nocetti and Sarah Davis in straight sets 21-18, 21-10.

The contests that went to three sets included No. 2, 3 and 4 pairs with two going to extra points before being decided. Kylee Johnson and Maya Watkins were the first of the three teams to battle the Hornets playing at No. 4 pair. They opened by winning the first set over Macey Hayden and Skyler Takeda before the Sac State duo rallied to force it to three sets where they edged the Broncos in extra points 17-21, 21-10, 21-19.

Jaymee-Lee Bulda and Jensen Allen rallied after losing set one to win the second. They eventually fell to Hannah Meadows and Ashtin Olin 21-12, 18-21, 15-10 which clinched the team victory for the Hornets.

The last two contests to take the courts were No. 1 and 2 pairs featuring Roberts and Walley who won on court one, as well as Brindl Langley and Kiley Lewis on court two. Langley and Lewis battled Lana Brown and Kennedy Kurtz rallying from a set one defeat to force a third game. The match set a Boise State school record for the longest third set played in relation to points scored in program history, but unfortunately it went against the Bronco tandem who were edged out 21-16, 15-21, 24-22.

Boise State (1-7) at Sacramento State (4-13)
Folsom, Calif. (Livermore Park)
April 11, 2018

Sacramento State def. Boise State 4-1
1. Janell Walley/Sabryn Roberts (BSU) def. Mikaela Nocetti/Sarah Davis (SAC) 21-18, 21-10
2. Lana Brown/Kennedy Kurtz (SAC) def. Brindl Langley/Kiley Lewis (BSU) 21-16, 15-21, 24-22
3. Hannah Meadows/Ashtin Olin (SAC) def. Jensen Allen/Jaymee-Lee Bulda (BSU) 21-12, 18-21, 15-10
4. Macey Hayden/Skyler Takeda (SAC) def. Kylee Johnson/Maya Watkins (BSU) 17-21, 21-10, 21-19
5. Brigitte Murdock/Paige Swinney (SAC) def. Kenna Hanses/Skye Southwick (BSU) 21-15, 21-17


Boise State opened the day by sweeping Foothill College (Calif.) 5-0 in an exhibition match played at Folsom, Calif., prior to the Broncos versus Sacramento State contest. The Broncos won all six matches in straight sets over the Owls.

Boise State’s top-team of Roberts and Walley capped the victory with a dominating win 21-21, 21-9 at No. 1 pair, as did Watkins and Johnson at No. 4 pair by the same score. However, Boise State’s Skye Southwick and Kenna Hanses at the fifth position started things off with the best performance turning in a 21-3, 21-8 victory.

Folsom, Calif. (Livermore Park)
April 11, 2018

Boise State def. Foothills College 5-0 (exhibition)
1 Sabryn Roberts/Janell Walley (BSU) def. (FC) 21-12, 21-9
2 Kiley Lewis/Brindl Langley (BSU) def. Brooke Smith/Ivy Johnson (FC) 21-7, 21-12
3 Jensen Allen/Jaymee Bulda (BSU) def. Katie Wilcox/Hannah Fields (FC) 21-13, 21-8
4 Maya Watkins/Kylee Johnson (BSU) def. Meleina O’Rouke/Iris Calderon (FC) 21-12, 21-9
5 Skye Southwick/Kenna Hanses (BSU) def. Amber Lee/Mel Baron (FC) 21-3, 21-8
ex. Drew Hanneman/Celine Christiansen (BSU) def. Nicki Eatagha/Val Macias (FC) 21-13, 21-14

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