Broncos Dominating in Sweep Over Aggies

Nov. 7, 2017

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BOISE, Idaho – Boise State was dominating Tuesday night sweeping the Utah State Aggies 25-15, 25-13, 25-15 in a Mountain West volleyball match in Bronco Gym. Boise State was impressive offensively hitting a season-high 40.8 percent and tallying a season-best 10 services. Defensively they were just as dominating tallying 10 blocks and holding the Aggies to 5.5 percent hitting as a team.

Boise State won by an average of 10.6 points per set to improve to 14-13 overall and 7-8 in MW play, USU falls to 14-13 overall and 6-9 in league. The Broncos will continue their three-match homestand Thursday night when Air Force comes to town for a 7:30 p.m. start in Bronco Gym.

Five of the six Broncos who recorded a kill hit 35 percent or better in the match. Sierra Nobley led Boise State on the night tallying a team-high 10 kills while hitting a season-high 40 percent to go with two block solos and two block assists to finish with 13 points.

Laney Hayes followed with a career-high nine kills while hitting 50 percent. The senior also added five block assists.

Janell Walley finished the contest with seven kills and hit a team-best 60 percent, she tallied four assists, two service aces, six digs, one block solo and five block assists for 12.5 points.

Boise State never trailed in the match until early in the third set. The Broncos cruised in set one with a balanced attack and hit 33.3 percent, while holding the Aggies to 0.0 percent hitting.

The second period was more impressive as the Broncos stormed out to an 8-1 lead to open the set and never looked back wining it by 12 points 25-13. Boise State hit a match-high 46.7 percent as a team and held USU to 2.9 percent.

The final set saw Utah State make a game of it early taking its first lead on the contest at 3-2. The lead went back and forth for a bit with six ties and four lead changes. Trailing 6-8, Boise State regrouped and rolled off a decisive 9-2 run to go up 15-10. The Broncos never trailed again as they pulled away for a 10-point victory that was clinched on a Sabryn Roberts service ace for the 25-15 win and 3-0 sweep over the Aggies. 

The win snapped a three-match losing streak and gave the blue and orange some momentum heading down the home stretch of the regular season where the Broncos have two of their last three at home.

 

WHAT THEY SAID

Shawn Garus, Head Coach
On getting a win after several losses . . .
“I think our girls played great tonight. I think it shows that they are a resilient group that’s continuing to work hard and get better.”

On holding Utah State to .055 hitting . . .
“I think it starts with tough serving. We served really well tonight and applied a lot of pressure. It’s been a point of emphasis to continue to improve our block tonight, and I thought our block did really well tonight.”

On the final week of the season . . .
“One match at a time. We’re excited for a three-match homestand here late in the season, so hopefully we can keep it rolling and get a couple more wins.”

 

OTHER NOTES

Sierra Nobley increased her school and conference records for career kills, attacks and points out to 1,868, 4,810 and 2,095.5, respectively.

Maddi Osburn stretched her school record for career digs to 1,703.

The Broncos extended their lead in the all-time series with Utah State to 23-18.

 

MATCH SUMMARY

Utah State vs Boise State (11-7-2017 at Boise, Idaho)

Boise State def. Utah State 25-15,25-13,25-15

Utah State (14-13, 6-9 MW)

(Kills-aces-blocks) - ANDERSON, Lauren 9-0-0; DeCOURSEY, Kayla 5-0-1; DOWNING, Bailey 4-1-2; SHUMWAY, Gabbi 2-0-1; JOHNSON, Kassidy 1-0-0; O'BRIEN, Lauren 1-0-1; TAYLOR, Tasia 0-1-0; Totals 22-2-3.0. (Assists) - JOHNSON, Kassidy 20. (Dig leaders) - TAYLOR, Tasia 12; DeCOURSEY, Kayla 4

Boise State (14-13, 7-8 MW)

(Kills-aces-blocks) - Nobley, Sierra 10-0-4; Hayes, Laney 9-0-5; Walley, Janell 7-2-6; Lewis, Kiley 5-1-2; Bulda, Jaymee-Lee 5-3-0; Roberts, Sabryn 5-2-0; Osburn, Maddi 0-2-0; Totals 41-10-10.0. (Assists) - Bulda, Jaymee-Lee 32. (Dig leaders) - Osburn, Maddi 11; Walley, Janell 6

 

 


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