Volleyball Falls 3-0 at Northwestern
Sarah Horton led Broncos with 9 kills.

Sep 8, 2013

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EVANSTON, Illinois - The Boise State volleyball team closed the Wildcat Challenge with a loss to its host Northwestern University in straight sets (25-18, 25-17, 26-24). Every time the Broncos attempted to rally the Wildcats had a response to keep the blue and orange at arms length. The loss followed two victories for the Broncos on Friday as Boise State returns home after going 2-1 in the Wildcat Challenge and is now 3-3 overall, Northwestern improved to 4-2.

“Overall I thought we improved this weekend, which is what our goal is heading into conference in a couple weeks,” said head coach Shawn Garus. “Northwestern has a solid program and played well today. We will learn from this match and use it as we prepare for our tournament (Courtyard Marriott Bronco Volleyball Classic) next weekend.  We have one week left before league starts beginning with a big match Thursday against Idaho in Bronco Gym.”

Sarah Horton led the Broncos with nine kills to go with six digs and three blocks. Taylor Murphey followed adding seven kills while hitting 37.5 percent with two blocks. Brittany Reardon hit 29.4 percent with six kills and team-high four blocks. Aly Duffin was next with five kills and three blocks.

Sarah Baugh led the team in assists with 18 to go with six digs. Casey Rose added 13 assists, while Hannah Hubbard recorded the high in digs with 13.

On the day Boise State hit 18.9 percent as a team with 36 kills, 35 assists, one service ace, 42 digs and seven blocks. Northwestern countered by hitting 32.1 percent for 51 kills, 46 assists, four aces, 48 digs and seven blocks.  Stephanie Holthus led the Wildcats with 15 kills.

Boise State returns home for the first time this season when they host the Courtyard Marriott Bronco Volleyball Classic this coming weekend, Sept. 12-14. It starts with the Black & Blue Match against Idaho on Thursday night at 7 p.m.  Sacramento State and North Texas join the action on Friday and Saturday.


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