Boise State Volleyball Falls at Utah State in MW Opener
Alyssa Gammel had 10 kills.

Sept. 18, 2013

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LOGAN, Utah - Boise State volleyball opened its Mountain West Conference season Wednesday night with a 3-0 (25-17, 25-21, 25-20) loss on the road at Utah State in Logan. Alyssa Gammel led the Broncos with 10 kills on the night. The loss in the first of two meetings this week between Utah State and Boise State drops the Broncos to 5-5 overall and 0-1 in MW play. Utah State’s win in its first home match of the season improved the Aggies to 7-4 overall and 1-0 in league. The two teams will square off again at 7 p.m. Saturday in Bronco Gym at Boise.

The Aggies opened the match strong as they put the Broncos on their heels early with a 25-17 set one victory. The Broncos regrouped to make the last two sets closer but could not get over the hump against Utah State as the Aggies claimed the straight-set win in the conference opener for both schools.

Gammel added one assist, three digs and two blocks to her team-high 10 kills against the Aggies. Brittany Reardon followed with five kills, one dig and two kills, while Sarah Horton chipped in five kills, one service ace, two digs and two blocks. Sarah Baugh recorded the team-high in assists with 15 followed by Casey Rose’s 10.

On the night the Broncos had 34 kills, 32 assists, three service aces, 30 digs and seven blocks. Utah State countered with 39 kills, 38 assists, five aces, 39 digs and 15 blocks. Elle Brainard led the Aggies with 11 kills followed closely by Tumua Etimani with 10.


Match Summary
Boise State vs Utah State
Sept. 18, 2013 at Logan, Utah

Utah State def. Boise State 25-17,25-21,25-20

Boise State (5-5, 0-1 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Gammel, Alyssa 10-0-2; Reardon, Brittany 5-0-2; Horton, Sarah 5-1-2; Kinghorn, Katelyn 4-0-1; Murphey, Taylor 3-0-2; Duffin, Aly 3-0-1; Baugh, Sarah 2-0-0; Rose, Casey 2-0-0; O’DONNELL, Maddy 0-1-3; Vollkommer, Abbey 0-1-0; Totals 34-3-7.0. (Assists) - Baugh, Sarah 15; Rose, Casey 10. (Dig leaders) - Hubbard, Hannah 8; Baugh, Sarah 6

Utah State (7-4, 1-0 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - BRAINARD, Elle 11-0-8; ETIMANI, Tumua 10-1-2; VANHOFF, Kaitlyn 9-0-5; ORR, Rachel 5-1-3; EVERETT, Alyssa 2-0-10; NEVES, Paige 1-1-1; SMITH, Hannah 1-0-0; GLEASON, Hannah 0-1-0; ROGERS-COURT, Ashlan 0-1-0; Totals 39-5-15.0.   (Assists) - NEVES, Paige 35. (Dig leaders) - ROGERS-COURT, Ashlan 9; ETIMANI, Tumua 8; NEVES, Paige 8

  Site: Logan, Utah (Dee Glen Smith Spectrum)
  Date: 9-18-13        Attend: 976   Time: 1:22    
  Referees: Dan Apol, Terri Jackson


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