Broncos Drop Heartbreaker to Utah Valley, 3-1

OREM, Utah - The Boise State volleyball team suffered a tough loss in their final non-conference match of the 2010 season, falling to Utah Valley University Wednesday (Oct. 20) night. The Broncos (17-7) dropped a 3-2 (25-14, 26-24, 16-25, 25-22) match to the Wolverines (15-9), a team they defeated 3-0 in Boise on Sept. 7. With the loss, the Broncos fall back to a 2-7 all-time series trailing UVU.

Utah Valley was able to come quickly out of the start, hitting a .400 first set (12-2-25), while also leading the set from start to finish. In the second set, Boise State put on the pressure, forcing 11 ties and five lead changes before UVU came out with the win. Boise State hit their best in set three with a .389 hitting percentage (10-3-18), overcoming eight ties and two lead changes to win the set. Utah Valley responded quickly in set four, however, pushing past only two ties and one lead change before earning the final set win.

The Wolverines were able to shut down the Broncos' attack tallying 26 individual blocks, as well as 13.0 team blocks. UVU's Dani Robison led the efforts with seven block assists on the night, while Sarah Clement added six. Boise State's top blocker was Alisha Young, tallying three assists on the night.

Boise State's Cailin Fellows led the Broncos' offense with 10 kills (.154), while Breann Nesselhuf led the match in hitting percentage (.714, 5-0-7), 35 assists, four service aces and added six digs and two block assists as well. Boise State's Amanda Remy led the match with 13 digs on the night.

UVU's Kayli Doxy led the match with 11 kills (.083), while Brookelyn Campbell led the team in hitting percentage (.412, 8-1-17). Kathleen Stevens led the Wolverines with 11 digs, while Doxey tallied a team high of three service aces.

Boise State continues a busy week on Saturday (Oct. 23) when they host #4 Hawaii in a 7 p.m. (Mountain) match in Bronco Gym. The match has been dubbed a "Pink Out" to acknowledge Breast Cancer awareness. Boise State continues their home stand on Monday (Oct. 25) with a 7 p.m. match against Fresno State.


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