Volleyball Downs Weber State 3-0 in Home Opener

Remy enters record book for career digs with 1,022 ranking her 10th all-time. 

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's volleyball team won its home opener Monday night in straight sets defeating Weber State 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-12) in a nonconference match at Bronco Gym. Elizabeth Griffin and Breann Nesselhuf led the Broncos with 10 kills apiece. The straight-set victory was the second of the year over the Wildcats and the sixth this season as Boise State improved to 10-5 overall and 1-1 in league.  The Broncos will continue the four-match homestand this Thursday with their first Mountain West contest in Bronco Gym when the TCU Horned Frogs (14-1, 1-0 MW) come to town, followed by New Mexico (7-4, 0-1 MW) Saturday night. 

"It was nice to play at home finally after a long road swing," said head coach Shawn Garus. "I thought we were a little nervous and tight at first in front of the home crowd, but we played through it and got the win at home. We hit the ball well with Bree (Breann Nesselhuf), Brittany (Reardon) and Liz (Harden) all hitting above .470. It was a nice way to bounce back heading into the weekend against TCU and New Mexico."

The first set was tight with eight ties and four lead changes before the Broncos pulled away down the stretch to win 25-17. Boise State extended its match lead to 2-0 with a hard fought set two defeating the Wildcats by three 25-22. Following the break the Broncos came out fast jumping out to a quick 6-1 lead and never looked back as they swept the match with a 25-12 third set victory.

Boise State hit above .300 in all three sets as the Broncos finished the night at .340 (45-13-94). Elizabeth Griffin led the team with 10.5 points on 10 kills (.263) and one block assist. Nesselhuf followed with 10 points on 10 kills, hitting a team-high .533. Liz Harden was third in scoring with nine points on nine kills (.471), while Brittany Reardon added eight points on seven kills (.500) and one block solo. Nesselhuf and Casey Rose split time at setter recording 22 and 18 assists respectively. Amanda Remy entered the Bronco record book Monday night with a team-high 17 digs to move into 10th-place all-time in career digs with 1,022.

Dama Cox led Weber State on the night with a team-best 10.5 points on eight kills (.100), two aces and one block assist. Bethany Wray followed with 9.5 points on mime kills and one block assist. Overall, the Wildcats hit .088 on the night. 

Final Match Summary

Weber State at Boise State
at Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
Attendance: 490  
Time: 1:27

Boise State def. Weber State 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-12)

Weber State (0-15, 0-3 BSC) 
(Kills-aces-blocks) - WRAY, Bethany 9-0-1; COX, Dama 8-2-1; WILMS, Briana 6-0-2; CLARK, Mackenzie 4-1-4; LANGSTON, Shanae 1-0-1; PENROD, Caitlin 1-0-2; ORR, Ashley 0-0-2; JONES, Emily 0-0-2; Totals 29-3-7.5. (Assists) - PENROD, Caitlin 23. (Dig leaders) - PENROD, Caitlin 5; EARL, Shelby 5

Boise State (10-5, 1-1 MW)
(Kills-aces-blocks) - Nesselhuf, Breann 10-0-0; Griffin, Elizabeth 10-0-1; Harden, Liz 9-0-0; Reardon, Brittany 7-0-1; Jones, Fiona 4-0-0; Stevens, Leah 4-0-1; Remy, Amanda 1-2-0; Rose, Casey 0-2-0; Whitney, Kersti 0-2-0; Totals 45-6-2.0. (Assists) - Nesselhuf, Breann 22; Rose, Casey 18. (Dig leaders) - Remy, Amanda 17; Whitney, Kersti 9; Jones, Fiona 8


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