Volleyball Sweeps Wyoming 3-0 in MW Action
Gammel had 18 kills and 13 digs.

Nov. 2, 2013

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BOISE, Idaho - Alyssa Gammel recorded her eighth double-double of the season on 18 kills and 13 digs to lead Boise State to a sweep of the Wyoming Cowgirls in a Mountain West Conference volleyball match in Bronco Gym Saturday night. Boise State won all three sets but had to work hard to get the wins over Wyoming who rallied every time it looked like the Broncos were going to put the set away. In the end its was a sweep for the blue and orange who won 25-20, 27-25, 26-24. The win improves the Broncos to 11-12 overall and 5-8 in conference play as they move past the Cowgirls in the standings who are now 14-12 on the year and 4-8 in the MW.

Boise State opened set one by taking control early. The Broncos scored the opening point of the set and never trailed in the frame as they kept the Cowgirls one to four points back the entire way.

The second set saw Wyoming establish the tempo and take control early, eventually going up by six points a couple of times, the last was at 19-13. However, the Broncos rallied back to tie the score at 19 with Gammel serving during a 5-0 Boise State run. Eventually, Boise State completed the rally breaking a 25-25 tie with the final two points of the set on a Gammel kill and a Cowgirl hitting error for the 27-25 victory.

The third set saw the Broncos lead from the start opening with a 5-0 run. Their lead stretched to six on three occasions with the last coming at 18-12. Wyoming rallied once again to put a scare into Boise State as the Cowgirls tied the score at 24. Boise State responded by recording the final two points of the set to hold off the visitors for a 26-24 win to clinch the match for the Broncos.

Gammel’s 18 kills was a season-high for the junior, she hit 27.5 percent and added 13 digs and two blocks to finish the night with a team-high 19 points. Sarah Horton followed Gammel with nine kills, one service ace, eight digs and three blocks. Maddy O’Donnell recorded a career-high six blocks to go with five kills. Taylor Murphey also had five kills and chipped in with a team-second-best four blocks.

Boise State hit 21.3 percent and recorded 49 kills, 46 assists, three aces, 53 digs and 10 blocks. Wyoming countered with 45 kills while hitting 19.2 percent. The Cowgirls finished with 42 assists, 52 digs and six blocks. Reese Plante had a team-high 14 kills followed by Erin Kirby and Bridget Shanahan with nine each.

Match Summary
Wyoming vs Boise State (11-2-13 at Boise, Idaho)

Boise State def. Wyoming 25-20,27-25,26-24

Wyoming (14-12, 4-8 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - PLANTE, Reese 14-0-1; SHANAHAN, Bridget 9-0-4; KIRBY, Erin 9-0-3; BEACH, Laura 6-0-3; HENDERSON, Kayla 4-0-0; KEYES, Rachel 3-0-0; SLOFKISS, Kayla 0-0-1; Totals 45-0-6.0. (Assists) - KEYES, Rachel 37. (Dig leaders) - STEWART, Becky 18; KEYES, Rachel 12; WALKER, Nicole 9

Boise State (11-12, 5-8 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Gammel, Alyssa 18-0-2; Horton, Sarah 9-1-3; Kinghorn, Katelyn 6-0-1; O’DONNELL, Maddy 5-1-6; Murphey, Taylor 5-0-4; Reardon, Brittany 4-0-3; Rose, Casey 1-0-0; Hubbard, Hannah 1-0-0; Vollkommer, Abbey 0-1-0; Totals 49-3-10.0. (Assists) - Baugh, Sarah 28; ROSE,Casey 13. (Dig leaders) - Hubbard, Hannah 15; Gammel, Alyssa 13; Rose, Casey 8; Horton, Sarah 8

Site: Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
Date: 11-2-13 Attend: 354 Time: 1:36
Referees: Margie Ray, Chris Saunders

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