Broncos Fall in Four to New Mexico
Oct. 30, 2014


Head coach Shawn Garus recaps the Broncos performance against New Mexico, and looks ahead to their match-up on Saturday against Air Force.

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State volleyball lost in four sets to the New Mexico Lobos 25-21, 24-26, 25-23, 25-12 in a Mountain West match at Bronco Gym Thursday night. Sierra Nobley, 22 kills and 11 digs, and Sarah Baugh, 45 assists and 12 digs, both recorded double-doubles to lead Boise State against the Lobos. The loss drops the Broncos to 12-11 overall and 5-6 in league play. Next up for Boise State is a home match Saturday at 2 p.m. against Air Force.  
   
The match with New Mexico was a battle for three sets as the teams went at each other splitting the first two by a combined six points. The third set looked like it was Boise State's up 21-18, when New Mexico rallied late on a 7-2 run to sneak past the Broncos for a 25-23 victory to take the match lead. The Lobos then used the momentum gained from the rally in the third to dominate the final set and claim the match victory. 
         
Nobley hit 29 percent in the match to record her 22 kills, the third most in her career. In addition to the 11 digs, she also added two assists and one block. Baugh finished the night with her 45 assists, team-high 12 digs, six kills and three blocks.  
         
Maddy O'Donnell was the only other Bronco to hit double-digit kills tallying 10 while hitting 38 percent against the Lobos. The sophomore also recorded team-highs for service aces and blocks with three and five, respectively. 
    
Senior Alyssa Gammel just missed her fourth double-double of the season with nine kills and 11 digs, to go with three assists and one ace. 
       
The Broncos finished the night hitting 23 percent as a team with 58 kills, 57 assists, four service aces, 55 digs and seven blocks.  
         
UNM countered with 36 percent hitting, while tallying 59 kills, 55 assists, three aces, 60 digs and 12 blocks. Three Lobos reached double-figure kills led by MW Preseason Player of the Year Chantale Riddle with 19, followed by Cassie House with 15 and Devanne Sours who chipped in with 10.


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