Boise State Falls on the Road at No. 6 Colorado State
Taylor Murphey.
Oct. 23, 2014

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Boise State battled hard on Thursday night before falling at sixth-ranked Colorado State 25-18, 30-28, 25-15 in Fort Collins. Boise State played well against the Rams holding leads in both the first and second sets before coming up short. In fact, the Broncos had set point on three occasions in set two.
                            
In the end, CSU’s size and experience was too much for the Broncos on the night. The loss drops Boise State to 12-9 overall and 5-4 in conference, with a match Saturday afternoon at Wyoming.
               
“It is always a challenge to play Colorado State, they are a really good program, especially at home,” said head coach Shawn Garus. “But I am proud of the way the team came out and battled tonight. We did some things well against an experienced squad. I thought we played really hard in the second set and had our chances to win it. We had a lot of players contribute tonight. Now we need to recover and turn our attention to Wyoming.”
                     
Freshman Sierra Nobley led the Broncos with 11 kills and two blocks, followed by Taylor Murphey with nine kills while hitting 35 percent. Maddy O’Donnell hit a team-best 40 percent for six kills, she also recorded a team-high five blocks on the night. Sarah Baugh recorded 30 assists and seven digs, both team highs.  
      
Boise State finished the match hitting 16 percent with 35 kills. The Broncos also added 33 assists, two service aces, 33 digs and seven blocks.
                            
Colorado State hit 32 percent against the Broncos with 51 kills, 47 assists, nine service aces, 41 digs and eight blocks. The Rams were led by four players in double figure kills starting with Marlee Reynolds with 14, while Adrianna Culbert, Jasmine Hanna and Kelsey Snider all had 10 kills each.


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