Boise State Rallies Past Nevada
Sabryn Roberts.
Oct. 15, 2015

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RENO, Nev. (10/15/2015) - Sabryn Roberts had a big night with 17 kills and career-high five blocks to lead a Boise State rally from one set down past Nevada in four 20-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-21 at Reno Thursday. For the fourth time this season Boise State rallied for a win after dropping the first set. The Broncos extended their win streak to five as they improved to 13-6 overall and 5-2 in Mountain West play.

“I am pleased with the way the team rallied after losing set one,” said head coach Shawn Garus. “We knew Nevada would give us a test down here and it was a battle. We had some players step up tonight to get us over the top in the last three sets. Sabryn (Roberts) had a good match as did Sierra (Nobley). We have somethings we need to work on before Saturday’s match at San Diego State but we are in the thick of the league race.”

Roberts hit 34.4 percent on the night to record her team-high 17 kills to go with one assist, two digs and five blocks, two were solo.

Sierra Nobley backed Roberts up with 14 kills while hitting 34.5 percent. She added three assists, one service ace, three digs and two blocks.

Three other Broncos recorded six kills each with Kaitlyn Oliver adding five blocks, while Katelyn Kinghorn also had one service ace, three digs and one block. Katie Elgan came in off the bench late in the first set to finish the night hitting 62.5 percent with six kills, one service ace, three digs and career-high five blocks.

Sarah Baugh dished out 45 assists with five kills, five digs and four blocks. Maddi Osburn added seven digs followed by six from Hannah Hubbard.

Boise State on the night hit 40 percent against the Wolf Pack with 57 kills on 55 assists. The Broncos also had four service aces, 32 digs and a season-high 13.5 blocks.

Nevada was led by three players in double-double kills with Madison Morell leading the group with 18 followed by Madison Foley with 12 and Sam Willoughby with 11. The Wolf Pack finished the match hitting 18.2 percent for 49 kills on 45 assists, they added five service aces, 36 digs and three blocks.

The first set was close throughout with the Broncos leading by two early. Nevada came back and slowly took a four-point lead at 18-14, then held off Boise State who could get no closer than two points the rest of the way.

Set two saw the Broncos use a 3-0 run to take control moving a 6-6 tie into a 9-6 advantage. Boise State never trailed again and maintained a three to four point lead most of the way with a set-high seven point lead on two occasions, including the final win margin of 25-18.

Nevada opened set three by taking a 4-0 lead. Boise State responded with an 8-1 run to take a 9-5 advantage. After the Wolf Pack rallied to tie the score at 10, Boise State slowly retook control using a 7-1 run to stretch a 14-13 advantage to 21-14. The Broncos won 25-16 to take a 2-1 lead in the match.

The fourth set was a battle as the teams traded small leads throughout. Boise State slowly took control pulling away down the stretch eventually taking a four-point 25-21 win to clinch the match victory.

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