Boise State Falls to Ninth-Ranked Colorado State
Maddy O'Donnell hit 30.8 percent against the Rams.

Oct. 31, 2013

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BOISE, Idaho - The Boise State volleyball team fell 3-0 Thursday night at home to ninth-ranked Colorado State in a Mountain West Conference match in Bronco Gym. Boise State hung with the taller Rams during the first two sets before the third got away from them in a 25-19, 25-20, 25-13 loss. Aly Duffin led the Broncos with eight kills followed by Alyssa Gammel and Maddy O’Donnell with seven apiece. The loss moves Boise State to 10-12 overall and 4-8 in conference play, while Colorado State remains one of two undefeated teams nationally improving to 20-0 on the year and 11-0 in MW action. 

Colorado State established control of each set early then held the Broncos off down the stretch to take the 3-0 conference victory over the Broncos.

On the night Boise State recorded 35 kills, 35 assists, five service aces, 27 digs and four blocks. Duffin hit an impressive 38.5 percent against the Rams as she scored eight points in the match.

Freshman Maddy O’Donnell was close behind hitting 30.8 percent with seven kills and three blocks to finish with a team-high (tied) 8.5 points. Gammel matched O’Donnell’s kill and point totals, but added one service ace and one block to the seven kills. Sarah Baugh had the team-high in assists with 22 to go with one kill and seven digs. Casey Rose added 12 assists to back up Baugh, while Hannah Hubbard chipped in a team-best 11 digs.

The Rams were led by a trio starting with Marlee Reynolds with nine kills and four blocks. She was followed by Samantha Peters with eight kills and four blocks, as well as Kelsey Snider with eight kills. Colorado State hit 44 percent against the Broncos for 38 kills to go with 36 assists, four aces, 33 digs and eight blocks.

The Broncos will close their five match conference homestand this Saturday night when they host the Wyoming Cowgirls at 7 p.m. in Bronco Gym.

Final Match Summary
No. 9 Colorado State at Boise State (10-31-13 at Boise, Idaho)

Colorado State def. Boise State 25-19,25-20,25-13

Colorado State (20-0, 11-0 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - REYNOLDS, Marlee 9-0-4; SNIDER, Kelsey 8-0-2; PETERS, Samantha 8-0-4; CULBERT, Adrianna 6-0-1; THOMAS, Kaila 4-0-0; COLAIZZI, Jaime 1-0-0; ANDREWS, Acacia 1-0-1; FOSS, Deedra 1-2-1; LAWRENCE, Michelle 0-0-1; BESTGEN, Kaitlind 0-1-0; DENNY, Cassidy 0-1-0; Totals 38-4-8.0. (Assists) - FOSS, Deedra 34. (Dig leaders) - CULBERT, Adrianna 10; COLAIZZI, Jaime 9

Boise State (10-12, 4-8 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Duffin, Aly 8-0-0; O’DONNELL, Maddy 7-0-3; Gammel, Alyssa 7-1-1; Kinghorn, Katelyn 4-0-1; Horton, Sarah 4-1-1; Murphey, Taylor 3-0-0; White, Janessa 1-0-1; Baugh, Sarah 1-0-0; Vollkommer, Abbey 0-1-0; Rose, Casey 0-1-0; Hubbard, Hannah 0-1-0; Totals 35-5-4.0. (Assists) - Baugh, Sarah 22; Rose, Casey 12. (Dig leaders) - Hubbard, Hannah 11; Baugh, Sarah 7

Site: Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
Date: 10-31-13 Attend: 291 Time: 1:20
Referees: Marge Ray, Tami Warren

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