RENO, Nev. - The Boise State volleyball team was unable to continue their winning pattern on Thursday night, falling 3-1 to Nevada in their first meeting of the season. The Broncos (2-17, 2-5 WAC) were just coming off a 3-0 win over Idaho on Monday and earned a first set win over the Wolf Pack (7-12, 3-3 WAC) before falling three straight. The Wolf Pack earned a 21-25, 25-19, 25-19, 25-11 win at Virginia Street Gym.
Leading the Broncos to a first-set win, junior Sadie Maughan collected five kills (.667) and three blocks in the 25-21 advantage. Maughan continued on to produce a match leading 13 kills (.300) as well as a season high of nine blocks (one solo).
Also helping the Bronco offense was junior Alisha Young and freshman Liz Harden with eight kills each while sophomore Breann Nesselhuf racked up 35 assists in the process.
Nesselhuf, along with Lauren Hamm and Amanda Remy earned 11, 14 and 12 digs, respectively while Nesselhuf and Harden added to the defense at the net with three blocks each. Hamm, Remy and Jeanene Rose were the sole Broncos to earn a service ace, while Hamm tallied two on the night.
Nevada's Lindsay Baldwin had a team-high of 12 kills (.375) while Kylie Harrington added nine to the Wolf Pack's win. Baldwin also led the team in blocks (five) and aces (two) while Erin Garvey added three blocks. Nicole Link led the match in digs with 22, while Harrington added 10.
The Broncos continue their weekend on the road with a Saturday match at Fresno State. The second meeting of the season between the Broncos and Bulldogs is slated for 2 p.m. (Mountain Time).