Boise State Holds Off San Jose State in Five Sets
Alyssa Gammel had 17 kills.

Sept. 26, 2013

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - Boise State volleyball held off a San Jose State rally to win its first Mountain West Conference match of the year at San Jose, Calif., in five sets (25-20, 25-20, 16-25, 22-25, 15-12). Boise State moves to 6-6 overall with the win and 1-2 in conference. The Broncos will be back in action Saturday night at Fresno State.

Boise State took momentum early in the match by winning the first two sets of the night by identical scores. In each set the Broncos slowly pulled away midway through the frame to claim the victories and take a 2-0 advantage into the intermission.  

The Spartans came out of the break fired up rallying to win the third and fourth sets to force a decisive fifth.

After falling behind by four points 7-11 midway through the fifth frame the Broncos staged a rally of their own. Boise State stormed back with an 8-1 run to win the decisive set 15-12 and claim the match victory, their sixth-straight victory over San Jose State.

Alyssa Gammel hit 23.9 percent for a team-high 17 kills to go with one assist, one service and 15 digs, giving the junior her fourth double-double of the year. Sarah Horton was close behind recording her third double-double hitting 23.7 percent with 15 kills, while adding one ace, 11 digs and three blocks.

Brittany Reardon hit an impressive 47.8 percent for 13 kills, in addition to collecting a team-best five blocks. The red-shirt junior teamed-up with Katelyn Kinghorn to record the final point of the match when they blocked a Spartan attack for the Bronco win. Kinghorn finished with four kills and two blocks for the night.

Taylor Murphey added 10 kills and three blocks to the Boise State cause. Senior setter Casey Rose recorded a team-high 30 assists to go with two kills, two aces and 11 digs for her second double-double of the season. Sophomore Sarah Baugh chipped in with 27 assists, one kill, one ace and five digs. Freshman libero Hannah Hubbard had a team-best 20 digs in the win.

Boise State hit 32.7 percent on the night with 69 kills, 63 assists, eight service aces, 70 digs and nine blocks. San Jose State countered by hitting 29.7 percent for 63 kills, 59 assists, 13 service aces, 62 digs and 11 blocks. Mary Alice O’Reilly led four Spartans in double-digit kills with 18 to go with six blocks. Hanah Blume followed O’Reilly with 13 kills while Sarah Griest and Lauren Jacobsen each added 12 kills apiece.

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