Boise State Upsets UNLV in Four
Sierra Nobley tallies career-high 30 kills at UNLV.
Nov. 22, 2014

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LAS VEGAS, Nev. - Freshman Sierra Nobley recorded a career-high 30 kills to help Boise State volleyball upset second-place UNLV in four sets 25-20, 25-18, 22-25, 25-22 on the road. Nobley dominated set one for the Broncos recording 11 of her kills to set the tone for the night. The Broncos fed off her energy throughout the match as they picked up their sixth-consecutive victory. Boise State improves to 18-11 on the year and 11-6 in Mountain West play, good for sole possession of fourth place in the standings with one match left on Tuesday at Utah State. 
Boise State took set one by five points, then claimed a big victory in set two. Down 14-13 in the second frame, Boise State rolled off an 8-0 run to seize momentum in the set. The Broncos then cruised to the set win by seven points. 
UNLV came out fired up following the intermission racing into the lead, then held off a Boise State rally attempt as the Rebels took set three 25-22. The Broncos responded by jumping on UNLV early in the fourth rolling out to a 10-4 lead. Boise State never trailed in the set as the Broncos methodically worked their way to the decisive 25-22 victory to upset the Rebels.
UNLV was sitting in second place in the standings entering the match at 25-6 overall and 13-3 in league, which included a win over No. 9 Colorado State.  They are now 25-7 on the year and 13-4 in MW action. 
Boise State had a trio of players record back-to-back doubles-doubles after accomplishing it on Wednesday night in the Broncos' victory over San Diego State. Nobley led the group of three with a career-high and team season-high 30 kills to go with 12 digs. The freshman also had three assists and three blocks. The Scottsdale, Ariz., native set the Boise State freshman record for kills in a season on Wednesday with 17 to give her 371. Tonight she became only the ninth Bronco ever to reach 400 kills in a season with 401, good for eighth all-time and fourth during the rally scoring era. 
Alyssa Gammel had 12 kills and 12 digs, along with four assists and two blocks. Sarah Baugh dished out 53 assists to go with 15 digs, while tallying five kills, three service aces and five blocks. 
Maddy O'Donnell finished with eight kills, one assist, five digs and two blocks. Kaitlyn Oliver chipped in seven kills and three blocks. Hannah Hubbard recorded a team-high 21 digs to lead the defensive effort on the back line. 
Boise State finished the night hitting 28 percent against the Rebels for 66 kills. UNLV entered the match holding its opponents to 14.9 percent hitting, the Broncos nearly doubled it. The Blue and Orange also had 64 assists, three service aces, season-high 77 digs and 11.5 blocks. 
UNLV was led by four players in double digit kills with Ceannia Kincade, Bree Hammel and Alyssa Wing all with 12, while Daryn Glenn had 10. The Rebels hit 20 percent for 55 kills, in addition to 53 assists, four aces, 64 digs and 8.5 blocks.  

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