Boise State Falls at Air Force
Oct. 14, 2017

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USAFA, Colo. - Sierra Nobley and Sabryn Roberts combined for 25 kills Saturday night to lead Boise State, but it was not enough as the Broncos fell in three 25-21, 32-30, 27-25 at Air Force. Nobley recorded a team-high 13 kills, while Roberts added 12 against the Falcons on the road. The loss drops Boise State to 11-9 overall and 4-4 in Mountain West play.

The match was tight from the start, but the Broncos found themselves having to fight from behind most of the way. Each Boise State rally was answered by Air Force, including a key run where the Broncos came back from 24-21 down in the third to get reach set point up 25-24, only to see the Falcons score three straight to clinch the match.

Freshman Kiley Lewis hit a team-best 50 percent at Air Force for nine kills. Nobley added two assists, two service aces, six digs and one block to her 13 kills. Roberts tallied one service ace, three digs and one block to go with her 12 kills, she also hit 26 percent.

Air Force out hit Boise State 31.7 percent to 18.5 percent and recorded more blocks than the Broncos 8.5 to 4.0.

Boise State is midway through a stretch of four straight road matches with trips to San Diego State and Fresno State on the schedule for next week.


MATCH HIGHLIGHTS

Nobley Extends Records: Sierra Nobley’s 13 kills extends her school and Mountain West career kills records to 1,750 and her Boise State career points record to 1,959.0.

Osburn Stretches Digs Record: Senior libero Maddi Osburn tallied a team-high 14 digs in the match to stretch her Boise State career digs record out to 1,603.

Lewis Career-High: Freshman Kiley Lewis hit a career-high 50 percent in the contest to lead Boise State in hitting percentage, she recorded nine kills.


MATCH SUMMARY

Boise State at Air Force
Oct. 14, 2017 at USAF Academy, Colo.

Air Force def. Boise State 25-21,32-30,27-25

Boise State (11-9, 4-4 MW)

(Kills-aces-blocks) - Nobley, Sierra 13-2-1; Roberts, Sabryn 12-1-1; Lewis, Kiley 9-0-0; Hayes, Laney 4-0-1; Wilson, Lizzie 1-0-0; Bulda, Jaymee-Lee 1-0-0; Simon, Cassedi 1-0-2; Christensen, Celine 0-0-1; Simon, Maddie 0-1-0; Leake, Keri 0-0-2; Totals 41-4-4.0. (Assists) - Bulda, Jaymee-Lee 32. (Dig leaders) - Osburn, Maddi 14; Nobley, Sierra 6

Air Force (10-12, 3-5 MW)

(Kills-aces-blocks) - SSOZI, Denise 16-0-2; HEINECK, Piper 12-2-2; MIKSCH, Abigail 11-1-4; MEDILL, Kathleen 3-1-6; HELDT, Lauren 3-0-2; GALLOWAY, Cambria 2-0-1; AHLERS, Andi 0-1-0; DANIELS, Jordan 0-1-0; Totals 47-6-8.5. (Assists) - CONLAN, Shanleigh 25; AHLERS, Andi 18. (Dig leaders) - HELLMAN, Sarah 7; CONLAN, Shanleigh 5


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