Boise State Falls on the Road at Air Force
Sierra Nobley had a career-high 23 kills.
Oct. 2, 2014

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USAFA, Colo. - Freshman Sierra Nobley recorded a career-high 23 kills, but it was not enough as Boise State fell  in four 25-20, 20-25, 25-18, 27-25 on the road at Air Force Thursday night in a Mountain West Conference match. The match was back and forth most of the way with the deciding factor being the Falcons ability to capitalizing on their opportunities to claim the match. The loss drops the Broncos to 8-7 overall and 1-2 in MW play, while Air Force improved to 9-8 on the year and 3-0 in conference.
 
Boise State had its chances in the fourth set to send the match to a fifth and final frame leading 7-1 early on. Even after Air Force had rallied tying the match and then take a lead, the Broncos responded earning a chance to win with a set point at 24-23 but could not convert on the opportunity. 
 
Nobley hit 28.8 percent on the night with the 23 kills to go with three assists, five digs and one block. Kaitlyn Oliver was next with 11 kills while hitting 47.6 percent. Maddy O'Donnell added nine kills and a team-high five blocks.
 
Sarah Baugh directed the Bronco attack by distributing 51 assists while recording seven kills, two service aces and six digs.  Hannah Hubbard was solid in defense for Boise State with 20 digs. 
 
Boise State hit 27.2 percent on the night with 62 kills, 58 assists, five service aces, 53 digs and six blocks.
 
Air Force countered by hitting 30.3 percent for 64 kills, while adding 57 assists, six aces, 52 digs and six blocks. Akokwe Clement led the Falcons with 18 kills and 10 digs recording a double-double. Taylor Parker followed with 11 kills with Maggie Sherrill chipping in with 10.
 
Boise State will now travel to New Mexico to face the Lobos Saturday afternoon at noon in Albuquerque. 
 

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