Broncos Fall to No. 24 Santa Clara

BOISE, Idaho - With its strongest start since 2000, the Boise State volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season, falling to No. 24 Santa Clara, Saturday, at Bronco Gym.

The Broncos stayed on pace with the Broncos of Santa Clara, dropping the three games by scores of 27-30, 26-30 and 24-30.

Sophomore Arlee Tamietti not only led Boise State with 10 kills, hitting .348 (10-2-23) on the night, but earned a spot on the Bronco Invitational All-Tournament Team.

Joining Tamietti on the All-Tournament Team was senior outside hitter Jamie Claussen, who averaged 10.6 kills and 9.6 digs during the three-match, round-robin tournament.

Junior setter Mandy Klein posted a team-high 12 digs and 31 assists, while freshman libero Lauren Hamm posted 10 of her own and averaged 13.3 at the tournament.

The Broncos now prepare to take on Morgan State, Washington and Gonzaga at the Gonzaga Tournament in Spokane, Wash., Aug. 31 through Sept. 1.

Bronco Invitational All-Tournament Team
MVP:  Lindsay Evans, Santa Clara
Crystal Matich, Santa Clara
Jamie Claussen, Boise State
Arlee Tamietti, Boise State

Brittany Moore, CSU-Fullerton
Sarah Day, CSU-Fullerton
Kendra Rowland, UTSA

Santa Clara def. BSU 30-27,30-26,30-24

Santa Clara (3-0) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Kelley, Krista 17-0-1; Lowe,
Brittany 14-0-2; Evans, Lindsy 11-0-3; Matich, Crystal 4-0-3; Dowd,
Lauryn 2-3-1; Scoffone, Alex 2-0-6; Courtney, Kim 0-1-0; O'Brien,
Taylor 0-1-0; Totals 50-5-8.0. (Assists) - Matich, Crystal 39. (Dig
leaders) - Walters, Caroline 17; Kelley, Krista 13

BSU (2-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Tamietti, Arlee 10-1-3; Claussen,
Jamie 9-2-0; Maughan, Sadie 7-0-1; Hewitt, Robyn 4-0-2; Jenkins,
Jeanette 4-0-1; Rose, Jeanene 0-2-0; Hamm, Lauren 0-1-0; Klein, Mandy
0-1-1; Totals 34-7-4.5. (Assists) - Klein, Mandy 31. (Dig leaders) -
Klein, Mandy 12; Hamm, Lauren 10

Site: Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
Date: Aug 25, 2007   Attend: 452   Time: 1:45   
Referees: Bruce Grant, Conrad Johnston
Bronco Invitational Match 6

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