Boise State Falls in Five to Idaho
Alyssa Gammel had 14 kills.

Sept. 12, 2013

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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State and Idaho volleyball teams opened the Courtyard Marriott Bronco Volleyball Classic with a barn burner five set match. Unfortunately for the Broncos they lost a heartbreaker to the rival Vandals 3-2 (16-25, 28-26, 14-25, 25-22, 15-13) in Bronco Gym. Boise State claimed a 2-1 match lead with victories in the first and third sets but the Broncos could not put away the match as the Vandals rallied to win the final two sets for the victory. In the fifth set the Broncos rallied from 14-8 down to pull within one at 14-13 only to see the Vandals score the decisive point.

Boise State falls to 3-4 overall with the loss, while Idaho moves to 4-4 overall. Alyssa Gammel and Taylor Murphey led the Broncos with 14 kills apiece. Gammel added one assist, one service ace, a team-high 22 digs and one block solo. Murphey hit 25.8 percent and recorded four digs and four blocks. Sarah Horton was next with 13 kills, 10 digs and one block. Katelyn Kinghorn added 12 kills hitting 33.3 percent from the floor to go with two blocks. Casey Rose led the team in assists with 34 followed closely by Sarah Baugh’s 27. Hannah Hubbard followed Gammel in digs with 16.

The Broncos finished the night hitting 28.5 percent with 71 kills, 68 assists, five service aces, 69 digs and nine blocks. Idaho countered hitting 23 percent with 58 kills, 53 assists, six aces, 57 digs and eight blocks. Jessica Hastriter led the Vandals with 16 kills, one dig and one block. Alyssa Schultz followed with 12 kills as she hit 38.5 percent and recorded three blocks. Katelyn Peterson added 11 kills, one ace, two digs and one block.  

The 938 fans in attendance was the largest crowd in Bronco Gym since Nov. 13, 2010. The Courtyard Marriott Bronco Volleyball Classic continues over the next two days with the Broncos playing North Texas at 4 p.m. Friday and Sacramento State at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Match Summary
Idaho at Boise State
Courtyard Marriott Bronco Volleyball Classic (9-12-13 at Boise, Idaho)

Idaho def. Boise State 16-25,28-26,14-25,25-22,15-13

Idaho (4-4)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Hastriter, Jessica 16-0-1; Schultz, Alyssa 12-0-3; Peterson, Katelyn 11-2-1; Wilkinson, Taylor 8-0-3;
Forde, Ali 7-0-1; Christman, Ashley 2-0-4; Ellis, Jenna 1-2-0; Coba, Meredith 1-1-2; Brown, Michele 0-1-0; Totals 58-6-8.0. (Assists) - Coba, Meredith 47. (Dig leaders) - Ellis, Jenna 18; Varney, Terra 11; Peterson, Katelyn 9; Brown, Michele 8

Boise State (3-4)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Gammel, Alyssa 14-1-1; Murphey, Taylor 14-0-4; Horton, Sarah 13-0-1; Kinghorn, Katelyn 12-0-2; Reardon, Brittany 9-0-5; Duffin, Aly 8-0-3; Baugh, Sarah 1-1-0; Rose, Casey 0-1-0; Hubbard, Hannah 0-2-0; Totals 71-5-9.0. (Assists) - Rose, Casey 34; Baugh, Sarah 27. (Dig leaders) - Gammel, Alyssa 22; Hubbard, Hannah 16; Horton, Sarah 10

  Site: Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
  Date: 9-12-13        Attend: 938   Time: 2:19    
  Referees: Chris Saunders, Tami Warren

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