Broncos Down North Dakota State

BOISE, Idaho The Boise State University volleyball team defeated North Dakota State University in five games (30-32,22-30,30-23,30-20,15-9), Sunday, at Bronco gym.


After dropping each of the first two games, the Broncos rallied to sweep the next three to improve to 9-13 on the season. The Bison are now 14-12. It was only the second time this season that Boise State lost the first game but went on to win the match.


The Broncos grabbed their first lead at 25-24 in game one and had game point at 29-26 on a service ace from sophomore Andrea Kelley. However, the Bison clawed back to take the lead at 30-29 and were able to scratch out a 32-30 victory.


After dropping the second game, the Broncos held the lead for the entirety of games three and four, winning 30-23 and 30-20, respectively. After three lead changes in the match’s decisive game five, the Broncos snagged a 15-9 victory to improve to 2-3 in five-game matches.


The Broncos tied their season high with 71 kills on the match, led by junior Tiffany Starring’s 19. Starring, the pride of the Columbia Basin’s Lind, Wash., set career highs in kills (19) and total attacks (54).


Senior Cameron Flunder (14), junior Jamie Claussen (13) and freshman Arlee Tamietti (10) also posted double-digit kills. Sophomore Mandy Klein added 47 assists, Kelley posted three service aces and Claussen totaled 17 digs to lead the Broncos.


Flunder also recorded a season-high eight blocks, while Tamietti posted six blocks to set a career high.


The Broncos continue their home stand with matches against New Mexico State, Nov. 2, and Louisiana Tech, Nov. 4, at Bronco Gym.


Boise State def. NDSU 30-32,22-30,30-23,30-20,15-9

Oct. 29, 2006

Bronco Gym

Boise, Idaho


NDSU (14-12) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Rogers, Lindsay 16-1-5; Quirk,

Chloe 16-1-2; Stuewe, Christy 15-0-3; Parrish, Sheila 14-2-1;

Kaufmann, Kelly 5-0-2; Hille, Kristen 2-0-1; Johnson, Mattie 1-0-4;

Fagnan, Kari 1-1-0; White, Stacy 0-1-0; Totals 70-6-9.5. (Assists) -

Johnson, Mattie 61. (Dig leaders) - Fagnan, Kari 23; Johnson, Mattie

17; Quirk, Chloe 11; Parrish, Sheila 10; Hille, Kristen 9


Boise State (9-13) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Starring, Tiffany 19-1-1;

Flunder, Cameron 14-1-8; Claussen, Jamie 13-2-2; Tamietti, Arlee

10-1-6; Hewitt, Robyn 7-0-4; Klein, Mandy 7-2-2; Ardron, Elise 1-0-0;

Kelley, Andrea 0-3-0; Stroud, Jackie 0-2-0; Totals 71-12-14.0.

(Assists) - Klein, Mandy 47. (Dig leaders) - Claussen, Jamie 17;

Klein, Mandy 14; Starring, Tiffany 11; Stroud, Jackie 10; Eveland, Ki 8


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