RENO, Nev. The Boise State University volleyball team lost a five-game heartbreaker to Nevada (30-27, 19-30, 26-30, 30-26, 15-7), Thursday, at the Virginia Street Gym.
The Broncos dropped to 8-11 overall and 2-5 in Western Athletic Conference play, while the Wolf Pack improved to 12-8 overall and 6-2 in the WAC.
Nevada jumped out to an early lead, taking the first game 30-27. Despite being down, the Broncos were able to battle back to claim a lead of their own. Boise State pulled away with eight consecutive points in game two, ultimately tying up the match with a 30-19 victory. The Broncos won game three 30-26 to take a 2-1 lead.
In another close game that saw six lead changes, Nevada tied the match with a 30-26 victory in game four, and handed the Broncos their second consecutive loss in WAC play with a 15-7 victory in the tie-breaking fifth game.
Boise State boasted three players with double digit kills -- sophomore outside hitter Jeanette Jenkins, who ranks 10th in the WAC in kills, led the Broncos with 14; freshman outside hitter Arlee Tamietti added 12; and senior middle blocker Cameron Flunder, who ranks eighth in the WAC in kills, posted 11.
Sophomore setter/hitter Mandy Klein added nine kills and 40 assists. Klein entered the game against the Wolf Pack ranked fifth in the WAC in assists.
Senior Jackie Stroud recorded a team-high 19 digs, sophomore Andrea Kelley added two service aces, and Flunder, Tamietti and sophomore middle blocker Robyn Hewitt each posted five blocks.
The Broncos look to get back on track against Utah State, Saturday at 7:00 p.m.
Nevada def. Boise State 30-27, 19-30, 26-30, 30-26, 15-7
Oct. 19, 2006
Virginia Street Gym
Boise State (8-11(2-5 WAC)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Jenkins, Jeanette
14-0-5; Tamietti, Arlee 12-0-2; Flunder, Cameron 11-1-5; Klein, Mandy
9-0-1; Claussen, Jamie 8-1-1; Hewitt, Robyn 7-0-5; Stroud, Jackie
0-1-0; Kelley, Andrea 0-2-0; Totals 61-5-11.0. (Assists) - Klein,
Mandy 40. (Dig leaders) - Stroud, Jackie 19; Claussen, Jamie 11;
Kelley, Andrea 10; Rose, Jeanene 9
Nevada (12-8(6-2 WAC)) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Ericson, Teal 26-0-1;
Hall, Brianne 14-0-4; Sorensen, Carly 11-0-2; Staker, Jorgan 10-0-2;
Aune, Sage 9-0-6; Hernandez, Allison 5-1-3; Sipherd, Karly 3-1-3;
Johnson, Tristin 2-2-4; Kelly, Lauren 1-0-0; Totals 81-4-13.0.
(Assists) - Johnson, Tristin 66. (Dig leaders) - Matthews, KatiJo 23;
Hernandez, Allison 18; Sorensen, Carly 14; Ericson, Teal 8