Boise State Falls in Three at TCU
Aug. 28, 2016

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FORT WORTH, Texas - Sierra Nobley’s second double-double of the year on 16 kills and 10 digs was not enough to lift Boise State past the TCU Horned Frogs in a women’s volleyball match Sunday afternoon at Fort Worth, Texas. Boise State struggled hitting during most of the match against TCU as the Broncos fell in three sets 25-19, 25-16, 25-19 on the final day of the TCU Invitational.

The loss dropped the blue and orange to 1-2 after the opening weekend with a three-match trip to Ohio on the horizon next week. Nobley’s performance over the three-match tournament with a combined 53.5 points on 48 kills, two service aces and seven blocks earned her all-tournament team honors.

“It was a struggle today,” said head coach Shawn Garus. “We knew that TCU was a good team coming in and were receiving votes for the top-25. But we have to do better. We need to learn from this weekend and go back to work. We have to focus on getting better, work out some kinks and improve with each week heading into conference. The good thing is that the season is still young and there is a lot ahead off us.”

Nobley hit 25 percent and added two blocks to her double-double versus the Horned Frogs. Kaitlyn Oliver followed with eight kills while hitting a team-best 35.3 percent to go with two blocks. Sabryn Roberts added five kills with Maddy O’Donnell tallying four.

A crucial 4-0 TCU run midway through the first set swung momentum to the home team going from 15-14 down to 18-15 up. The Broncos could not overcome the swing as the Horned Frogs took the opening frame by six points, 25-19. Nobley recorded five of her 16 kills during the frame to lead Boise State.

Battling early during the second period and down two at 7-5, things turned dark quickly for the Broncos as the Horned Frogs rolled off a 10-1 run to go up 16-6. Boise State attempted to rally but eventually fell 25-17 to go down 2-0 in the match score. The blue and orange was led by Nobley who recorded six kills followed by Oliver with four during the set.

The third period saw the Broncos take a 6-5 lead before TCU slowly pulled away to take the set 25-19 and claim the sweep over Boise State.

On the day, Boise State hit 16.2 percent for 36 kills on 32 assists. The Broncos also tallied two service aces, 32 digs and four blocks.

TCU countered by hitting 37.3 percent for 40 kills on 37 assists. Ashleigh Martin led the Horned Frogs with nine kills and one block.

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