FRESNO, Calif. - The road has been rough for Boise State volleyball team this season, but all that seemed to change Thursday as the Broncos broke a 10-match losing streak, beating Fresno State in five games with scores of 33-31, 27-30, 26-30, 30-25, 15-9.
Setting the pace for the Broncos was Mandy Klein, who tallied 60 assists on the night. Klein appeared to have her eye on teammate Jeanette Jenkins as she led the team with a career-high 21 kills, while freshman Alisha King also tallied a career-high 20 kills.
Freshman Elise Ardron led the offensive attack with a hitting percentage of .286 (8-2-21), while redshirt junior Kristen Voyson posted a percentage of .261 (8-2-23).
The record setting night continued for Boise State as freshman Lauren Hamm recorded a career-high 32 digs, earning a spot on the Broncos all-time game high leaders list. Jeanene Rose tallied a career-high 26 digs, while senior Jamie Claussen made her comeback this season with 15 digs of her own.
Adding to the defensive front was junior Maren Ericson, who notched a career-high 10 blocks, while Jenkins, Klein and Voyson all tallied five blocks a piece.
As a team, the Boise State outblocked Fresno State 17.0 to 10.5, while out-hitting the Bulldogs .211(76-29-223) to .102 (70-45-244).
The Broncos now return home to prepare for a match against cross-state rival, Idaho, scheduled for Saturday at 7 p.m.