Broncos Fall in Four to Nevada

RENO, Nev. – Saturday night the Boise State volleyball team wasn’t able to hold on the way they did on Thursday, dropping their first match of the season against Nevada, 3-1. The Broncos (5-10, 2-3 WAC) played tight sets with the Wolf Pack (6-9, 2-4 WAC) but couldn’t hold off the 25-21, 25-16, 21-25, 25-18 win by Nevada at the Virginia Street Gym.


Coming off a very tight five-set win over Fresno State on Thursday, the Broncos looked to play a similar match on Saturday against the Wolf Pack. However, Nevada managed to go up two sets to none, hurting the Broncos chance to earn the comeback win.


Boise State was able to produce 44 kills (.159 percentage) while recording 50 digs and 11 team blocks. Their strongest set was the first when they tallied 13 kills and a .214 hitting percentage.


Senior Jeanette Jenkins and freshman Elizabeth Grffin led the Broncos with 10 kills each, while Jenkins also recorded a solid .222 hitting percentage. Sophomore Sadie Maughan was shy of the team high by one kill, but led the team in hitting percentage with a .500 percentage. Jenkins also led the team in blocks, recording five (two solo) while freshman Lydia Blaha added four blocks. Senior Mandy Klein ran the offense with her 38 set assists while freshman Amanda Remy was outstanding in the back court, recording a career high 12 digs. Sophomore Lauren Hamm added 11 digs to the Bronco defense.


Nevada was able to record 52 kills (.207)) while also producing 50 digs and 10 team blocks. Their strongest set offensively came with 15 kills (.355) in set two.


The Wolf Pack was led by Allison Hernandez who produced a match high of 15 kills and 16 digs, one of two double-doubles of the match. Setter Sonnie Sei added 40 assists while registering 15 digs for the second double-double. Nicole Link aided the defensive efforts with 14 digs while Sage Aune had a team high of six blocks (three solo). Kylie Harrington added 12 kills to the Wolf Pack total.


The Broncos return home next week to host San Jose State, a team they are 1-0 against this season, on Thurs., Oct. 9. They will also host Utah State on Sat., Oct. 11, with both matches at Bronco Gym at 7 p.m.



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