Nobley Sets MW Career Points Record
Nov. 2, 2017

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LARAMIE, Wyo. – Boise State senior Sierra Nobley recorded 20 points at Wyoming to set the Mountain West career record, but it was not enough to lead the Broncos past the Cowgirls in a 3-1 loss at Laramie. Boise State struggled hitting the ball against Wyoming finishing at 16.2 percent, while the Cowgirls hit 21.9 percent. The 25-19, 21-25, 29-27, 25-19 loss drops the Broncos to 13-12 overall and 6-7 in league play with a trip to 20th-ranked Colorado State looming on Saturday.

Nobley led the Broncos with a team-high 17 kills to go with two service aces and two block assists for her 20 points. Her second kill of the fourth set – Wyoming up 7-5 – gave the Scottsdale, Ariz., native the conference’s career points record at 2,066 before finishing the night at 2,067.  

Sabryn Roberts recorded her sixth double-double of the season on 13 kills and 12 digs. The junior hit 32.1 percent in the match and tallied a career-tying four services aces with three blocks.

Jaymee-Lee Bulda also notched a double-double against the Cowgirls on 36 assists and 10 digs.

Boise State started slow hitting 7.9 percent in the first set and trailed most of the way. Leading 14-13 over the Broncos, Wyoming rolled off a 6-0 run to take control of the period and eventually won 25-19.

The Broncos regrouped and came back to take the second period behind balanced offense with Nobley tallying five kills followed by Janell Walley and Sabryn Roberts with four each. Boise State used a series of short runs to slowly take momentum away from Wyoming as the Broncos took the period 25-21.

In the third Boise State struggled hitting the ball again and found itself trailing 21-18 late. The Broncos rallied down the stretch to tie it up at 23 all, then took the lead 24-23. Unfortunately, the Blue and Orange had their chances only to watch Wyoming fight off four sets points before rallying to take the set 29-27.

Down 2-1 in the match Boise State faced a must win situation in the fourth. The Broncos hit a match-high 33.3 percent in the set but came up short. The Cowgirls took a five-point lead early, then held off the Broncos down the stretch, answering every attempt at a rally the Broncos made.  

 

WHAT THEY SAID

Shawn Garus, Head Coach

On the match overall and the play of the team . . .

“I thought we played hard and that we had our chances in this match. We had a couple of set points in the third set that would have put us up 2-1, but we couldn’t close it out. You can’t give a good team like Wyoming opportunities like we did and expect to win on their home floor. We need to find a way to be more consistent from start to finish in matches, when we are (consistent) we are tough to beat. Now we have to turn our attention towards the challenge on Saturday when we play at 20th-ranked Colorado State.”

 

MATCH NOTES

Sierra Nobley: The senior outside hitter set a new Mountain West career points record with 20 against the Cowgirls to break the previous mark by two at 2,067, which also extended her school record. She also stretched her school and conference career kills records out to 1,844.

Sabryn Roberts: The junior’s double-double was the sixth of the season and her career. Roberts’ four services aces tied her career high set two weeks ago at San Diego State. Her hitting percentage of 32.1 percent led the team on the night.

Jaymee-Lee Bulda: The setter tallied her ninth double-double of the year and 16th of the senior’s career. It is Bulda’s third double-double in the last four contests.


MATCH SUMMARY

Boise State at Wyoming (Nov 2, 2017 at Laramie, Wyo.)

Wyoming def. Boise State 25-19,21-25,29-27,25-19

Boise State (13-12, 6-7 MW)

(Kills-aces-blocks) - Nobley, Sierra 17-2-2; Roberts, Sabryn 13-4-2; Walley, Janell 7-2-3; Hayes, Laney 6-0-4; Lewis, Kiley 6-0-1; Bulda, Jaymee-Lee 2-1-0; Christensen, Celine 0-0-3; Totals 51-9-8.0. (Assists) - Bulda, Jaymee-Lee 36; Simon, Cassedi 10. (Dig leaders) - Osburn, Maddi 15; Roberts, Sabryn 12; Bulda, Jaymee-Lee 10

Wyoming (14-11, 9-4 MW)

(Kills-aces-blocks) - LEWIS, Emily 14-0-3; MCBRIDE, Jackie 13-1-0; TRAPHAGAN, Tara 12-0-2; COPELAND, Reed 6-0-7; MCARDLE, Halie 5-0-1; HARMON, Marissa 3-1-1; TAYLOR, Marley 1-0-0; AAFEDT, Cori 0-1-0; FIELDS, Madi 0-2-0; Totals 54-5-7.0. (Assists) - HARMON, Marissa 45. (Dig leaders) - FIELDS, Madi 18; HARMON, Marissa 15; AUSTIN, Lily 9

 


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