Broncos Fall to San Diego State
Kinghorn had 6 kills and 3 blocks.

Oct. 26, 2013

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BOISE, Idaho - Boise State volleyball suffered a 3-0 home defeat at the hands of San Diego State in a Mountain West Conference match in Bronco Gym. A slow start cost the Broncos Saturday night as the Aztecs opened fast to take control of the contest. After losing the first set 25-13 Boise State battled back in the final two sets leading late in both before San Diego State rallied each time to take the match in three 25-13, 25-23, 25-18. Katelyn Kinghorn and Taylor Murphey led the Broncos with six kills each as Boise State fell to 10-11 overall and 4-7 in league play. The win improved SDSU to 10-10 on the year and 5-5 in MW action.

San Diego State opened the match by dominating set one taking a 13-point victory to establish early momentum. The second set saw the Broncos regroup and lead most of the way before the Aztecs rallied late to take a 25-23 win and a 2-0 match advantage heading into intermission. The third set also had Boise State taking the early lead only to see San Diego State rally midway through the frame, then slowly pull away for the win.

Boise State struggled hitting on the night as the Broncos finished with 27 kills, in addition to 27 assists, two service aces, 36 digs and eight blocks. Kinghorn added three blocks and five digs to her kill total of six. Alyssa Gammel was third in kills, behind Kinghorn and Murphey, with five to go with one ace and team-high nine digs. Aly Duffin recorded a high of six blocks to go with two kills. Sarah Baugh recorded a team-best 17 assists in addition to seven digs, followed by Casey Rose’s 10 assists.

San Diego State struggled hitting the ball as well at 22.2 percent but finished with 40 kills, 36 assists, four aces, 43 digs and nine blocks. Summer Nash led the Aztecs with 12 kills followed by Raegan Shelton with 10.

Boise State will close a five-match homestand this coming week when the Broncos host 12th-ranked and Mountain West leader Colorado State on Thursday followed by Wyoming on Saturday.

Match Summary
San Diego State at Boise State (10-26-13 at Boise, Idaho)

San Diego State def. Boise State 25-12,25-23,25-18

San Diego State (10-10,5-5 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - NASH, Summer 12-0-2; SHELTON, Raegan 10-1-2; STEEL, Chaiymin 6-0-4; HARRIS, Emily 5-0-6; LITTLE, Baylee 4-0-1; SANDBERG, Kaja 2-1-3; MATHIS, Chloe 1-1-0; FOUCH, Johnna 0-1-0; Totals 40-4-9.0. (Assists) - FOUCH, Johnna 20. (Dig leaders) - VACCARELLO, Courtney 14; MATHIS, Chloe 6.

Boise State (10-11, 4-7 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Murphey, Taylor 6-0-0; Kinghorn, Katelyn 6-0-3; Gammel, Alyssa 5-1-0; Reardon, Brittany 3-0-0; O’DONNELL, Maddy 3-0-2; Duffin, Aly 2-0-6; White, Janessa 1-1-1; Horton, Sarah 1-0-3; Totals 27-2-8.0. (Assists) - Baugh, Sarah 17; Rose, Casey 10. (Dig leaders) - Gammel, Alyssa 9; Hubbard, Hannah 8.

  Site: Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
  Date: 10-26-13       Attend: 528   Time: 1:24    
  Referees: Daphne Nelson, Chris Saunders

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