SEATTLE, Wash. The Boise State volleyball kicked off their 2008 road season on Thursday evening in day one of the Northwest Challenge hosted by the University of Washington. In their fourth match of the season the Broncos faced
The Broncos started out strong, posting a .114 hitting percentage and tallying 10 kills in set one.
Freshman Elizabeth Griffin led the Bronco offense with seven kills while sophomore Alisha King added six kills on the night. Senior setter Mandy Klein was able to hit .333 with two kills and ran the offense with 17 set assists. Defensively, sophomore Lauren Hamm led the Broncos with nine digs and junior Jeanene Rose added seven digs. Freshman Lydia Blaha, who leads the team in blocks for the season, registered a team-high of five blocks (two solo) against the Vikings.
For the Vikings, Jennifer Oney led the match in kills, tallying 10 and hitting a solid .444 percentage. Lindsay Steele added nine kills and nine digs nearly earning a double-double, while the Vikings were able to run a solid offense off of 34 set assists from Nique Fradella. Fradella added a match high of two service aces while also snagging seven digs in the match. In the backcourt, Jalen Pendon tallied 20 digs while Erica Jepson had three block assists and Lana Zielke added one solo and two block assists.
The Broncos have two remaining matches in the Northwest Challenge tournament. Their first will begin at 11 a.m. (Pacific Time) against No. 9-ranked host, Washington. Their third and final match of the tournament is set for a 5 p.m. (PT) start against