Horton led team with 11 kills.
Oct. 20, 2013
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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State rolled past the Air Force Falcons in straight sets 25-22, 25-13, 25-18 in a Mountain West Conference volleyball match in Bronco Gym at Boise, Idaho. The first set was a tight affair but the last two were under control by the Broncos most of the way as Boise State defeated the Falcons in the first of a five match homestand. The win was the second of the week for the Broncos who improved to 10-9 overall and 4-5 in MW play. Sarah Horton led the Broncos hitting 45 percent for 11 kills followed by Alyssa Gammel’s 10.
Boise State swept all three sets from the Falcons and was in control though most of the last two frames. After a tight opening set in which the Broncos held off a pesky Air Force squad for a three point victory, the Broncos asserted themselves in the last two sets taking command early and pulling away for 12 and seven point wins.
Horton added two assists, one ace and five digs to her kill total in leading the Broncos to the win. Gammel was equally important with 10 kills off of 28.6 percent hitting, she also recorded one ace, team-best nine digs and one block.
Taylor Murphey chipped in with seven kills while hitting 53.8 percent to go with three blocks. Brittany Reardon was next with six kills on 85.7 percent hitting while adding three blocks. Aly Duffin had a team-high four blocks with one kill. Senior setter Casey Rose had the team-high in assists with 20 followed by Sarah Baugh with 15.
Boise State hit an impressive 45.5 percent in the match for 42 kills with 41 assists, five aces, 27 digs and seven blocks. Air Force was led by Maggie Sherrill with 10 kills and Cami Richan with seven. The Falcons hit 20.5 percent on the night with 36 kills, 34 assists, one ace, 22 digs and two blocks.
Boise State will be back in action this Thursday and Saturday when it hosts UNLV and San Diego State in conference action.
Air Force at Boise State (10-20-13 at Boise, Idaho)
Boise State def. Air Force 25-22,25-13,25-18
Air Force (4-16, 1-7 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - SHERRILL, Maggie 10-0-0; RICHAN, Cami 7-1-1; HEIN, Ayesha 5-0-1; CLEMENT, Akokwe 4-0-0; FOSTER, Collette 4-0-0; KELTNER, Hillary 3-0-1; PARKER, Taylor 3-0-1; Totals 36-1-2.0. (Assists) - KELTNER, Hillary 28. (Dig leaders) - BATES, Rebecca 8; DRIDGE, Emma 4
Boise State (10-9, 4-5 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Horton, Sarah 11-1-0; Gammel, Alyssa 10-1-1; Murphey, Taylor 7-0-3; Reardon, Brittany 6-0-3; Kinghorn, Katelyn 3-0-2; Baugh, Sarah 2-0-0; White, Janessa 1-0-0; Duffin, Aly 1-1-4; O’DONNELL, Maddy 1-0-0; Rose, Casey 0-2-0; Totals 42-5-7.0. (Assists) - Rose, Casey 20; Baugh, Sarah 15. (Dig leaders) - Gammel, Alyssa 9; Horton, Sarah 5
Site: Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
Date: 10-20-13 Attend: 357 Time: 1:21
Referees: Tom Givens, Tami Warren