Broncos Drop WAC Home Opener to San Jose State

BOISE, Idaho After opening the Western Athletic Conference regular season with three matches on the road, the Boise State University volleyball team fell in its conference home opener, 30-22, 30-23, 30-24, to San Jose State at Bronco Gym, Thursday.

 

The Broncos dropped to 7-9 overall and 1-3 in the WAC, while the Spartans improved to 10-7 on the season and 1-3 in conference play.

 

The Spartans jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the match’s opening game. Boise State was able to get back to within one point on three occasions, but at 20-21, the Spartans won nine of the final 11 points to take a 1-0 lead in the match.

 

The Broncos took their first lead of the match at 9-8 in game two on a service ace by junior Jamie Claussen, but were only able to hold the lead for three points, dropping the second game 30-23.

 

Boise State came out and posted a 5-0 lead on the Spartans in game three, but San Jose State was once again able to rally back, tying the game at 11. The Broncos were unable to reclaim the lead and dropped the third game 30-24.

 

The Broncos were led by senior Cameron Flunder with 13 kills, sophomore Mandy Klein with 22 assists, and junior Claussen with 18 digs. Sophomore Andrea Kelley added 16 digs and Jeanette Jenkins, also a sophomore, added nine kills.

 

The Broncos continue their conference home stand Saturday against Fresno State at 1:00 p.m.

 

San Jose State def. Boise State  - 30-22, 30-23, 30-24

Oct. 5, 2006

Bronco Gym

Boise, Idaho

 

San Jose State (10-7, 1-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Senftleben, Jennifer 20-1-2; Clement, Niki 13-0-6; Burke, Colleen 11-0-2; Anglin, Keri 7-0-2; Christensen, Sarah 2-0-3; Conrad, Kristina 1-2-3; Totals 54-3-9.5. (Assists) - Conrad, Kristina 40. (Dig leaders) - Shull, Jessie 24; Christensen, Sarah 16; Conrad, Kristina 9; Tsukano, Kristal 8

 

Boise State (7-9, 1-3) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Flunder, Cameron 13-1-2; Jenkins, Jeanette 9-0-2; Klein, Mandy 5-0-2; Claussen, Jamie 5-1-1; Ardron, Elise 5-0-4; Hewitt, Robyn 1-1-3; Stroud, Jackie 0-1-0; Totals 38-4-7.0. (Assists) - Klein, Mandy 22. (Dig leaders) - Claussen, Jamie 18; Kelley, Andrea 16; Stroud, Jackie 8; Klein, Mandy 8

 

--broncosports.com--


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