Boise State Sweeps San Diego State
Kaitlyn Oliver had seven kills and four blocks.

Nov. 12, 2015

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BOISE, Idaho- The Boise State volleyball team notched their third straight sweep with a convincing win over San Diego State, 25-16, 25-23, 25-8.

The Broncos are now 19-7 on the season, 11-4 in Mountain West Conference play. Boise State has now won five straight matches and 11 of its last 12 contests.

"We're playing well. I'm very proud of how the team responded," Boise State head coach Shawn Garus said. "The second set was back and forth, a little closer than we would like, but we came out really strong in the third set."

The sweep was the eleventh of the season for the Broncos, tying the school record from 2012 for most sweeps in a season during the rally scoring era.

The Broncos took the first set handily, utilizing 12 San Diego State errors to win 25-16. The Aztecs totaled 30 errors in the match.

In a hotly contested second period, the Broncos battled back and forth with their lead never growing past four points. A service ace from junior middle blocker Maddy O'Donnell and back to back kills from sophomore outside hitter Sierra Nobley gave Boise State the edge, 25-23.

Boise State led from start to finish in the third set, using four service aces to win 25-8 and clinch the match.

Nobley finished the match with 14 kills in the match off of 52 percent hitting, a season high.

Nobley is now two kills shy of breaking Sharon Leonhardt's school record of 438 kills during the 1986 season.

Senior setter Sarah Baugh finished with 34 assists and eight digs. Baugh is two assist shy of moving into fourth place on the career assists lists. Baugh's 3,583 career assists is one shy of Mandy Klein (2005-08).

Freshman Sabryn Roberts added 10 kills off of 50 percent hitting.

"I think our variety on offense is really good," Garus said. "We had production from a lot of different people. So whatever they wanted to key on, we used it to our benefit and went to somebody else."

The Broncos also excelled on defense, limiting San Diego State to hit 6.9 percent on defense, a season low for the Boise State defense.

Boise State will return to action this Saturday against Nevada at 2 p.m. at Bronco Gym. Fans can get in for $3 by showing their football ticket at the door.

The Broncos last defeated the Wolf Pack on Oct. 15 in Reno, Nevada, 3-1.

"Big match on Saturday against (Nevada)," Garus said. "It's a different match-up. They have two really good outside hitters."


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