Broncos Close Season with 4-1 Loss at Arizona
Alyssa Gammel.

April 26, 2014

TUCSON, Ariz. - Boise State’s women’s sand volleyball team closed its inaugural campaign Saturday afternoon with a 4-1 loss at Arizona in Tucson. On a unseasonably cool and windy day in southern Arizona, Alyssa Gammel and Brittany Reardon led the Broncos by rallying from one set down to force a third frame before falling to the Wildcats’ No. 3 pair. The Broncos close the season at 4-7 overall with the loss.

The match opened with the Wildcats forfeiting number 5 pairs. That meant the threes and fours opened the match first. Both contests were tight but the Broncos came up short in each match going into a hole early.

Casey Rose and Katelyn Kinghorn battled at the fours against Allie Cook and Taylor Arizobal but fell in two sets 21-16, 21-18 to tie the team score at 1-1.

The No. 3 pairs of Alyssa Gammel and Brittany Reardon rallied from one set down to force a third against Arizona’s Sarah Seiber and Rachel Rhoades. However, the Wildcats held the Broncos off down the stretch to win 21-13, 18-21, 15-11 giving the Wildcats a 2-1 advantage.

The second half of the contest featuring the No. 1 and 2 pairs also went the way of the Wildcats. The first match to finish in the session was at court two featuring the Broncos’ Aly Duffin and Maddy O’Donnell. The tandem played against UA’s No. 2 team, a set of twins, McKenna and Madison Witt falling to the sisters 21-17, 21-13 as the Wildcats clinched the team victory.

Boise State’s number one pair of Sarah Baugh and Sarah Horton took on Madi Kingdon and Ronni Lewis. The Arizona duo controlled the match winning in straight sets 21-10, 21-9 to close the day with a 4-1 victory for the home side.


FINAL MATCH SUMMARY

Tucson, Ariz.
April 26, 2014

Arizona 4, Boise State 1
1. Madi Kingdon/Ronni Lewis (UA) def. Sarah Baugh/Sarah Horton (BSU), 21-10, 21-9
2. McKenna Witt/Madison Witt (UA) def. Aly Duffin/Maddy O’Donnell (BSU), 21-17, 21-13
3. Sarah Seiber/Rachel Rhoades (UA) def. Alyssa Gammel/Brittany Reardon (BSU), 21-13, 18-21, 15-11
4. Allie Cook/Taylor Arizobal (UA) def. Casey Rose/Katelyn Kinghorn (BSU), 21-16, 21-18
5. Izzy Miller/Taylor Murphey (BSU) def. Arizona, forfeit


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