Broncos Knocked Off By New Mexico State
BOISE, Idaho The Boise State University volleyball team dropped a three-game match (31-29, 30-21, 30-22) to No. 23 New Mexico State University, Thursday, at Bronco Gym.
The Broncos, who entered the contest ranked seventh in the Western Athletic Conference, dropped to 9-14 this season and 2-8 in the WAC. The Aggies, ranked No. 23 by the American Volleyball Coaches Association, improved to 27-1 on the year and 10-1 in conference action.
In a close opening game that saw three lead changes and 12 ties, Boise State led by as many as five points at 21-16, and held the lead as late as 24-23. After the Aggies grabbed the lead at 25-24, the two teams traded each of the next 10 points until New Mexico State found itself with a 30-29 lead. The Aggies were able to escape with a 31-29 victory in game one on a kill by junior Kim Oguh.
After three early lead changes in the match’s second game, the Aggies jumped out to a six-point lead at 16-10. The Broncos were twice able to get the game to within two, but New Mexico State reeled off nine consecutive points, ultimately winning 30-21. The Aggies led the third game wire-to-wire, knocking off the Broncos 30-22.
Senior Jackie Stroud reached a career milestone, posting 13 digs to crack the WAC all-time list for career digs. Stroud now has 1,322 career digs, the 10th-most in conference history. Stroud added two service aces on the evening.
Junior Jamie Claussen led the Broncos in three statistical categories, posting a .289 hitting percentage, 13 kills and 15 digs. Sophomore Mandy Klein added a team-high 26 assists and two service aces, while senior Cameron Flunder led the Broncos with five blocks.
The Broncos return to action, Saturday, against Louisiana Tech at Bronco Gym.
No. 23 New Mexico State def. Boise State 31-29,30-21,30-22
Nov. 2, 2006
New Mexico State (27-1, 10-1) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Borden, Alice
14-0-2; Oguh, Kim 12-0-2; Simpson, Amber 10-2-9; Choi, Jackie 5-2-3;
Allen, Tanya 5-2-2; Callis, Anna 4-0-2; Goodan, Kelli 3-0-0; Guerre,
Angelle 1-0-0; Bostic, Jordan 0-3-0; Torres, Krystal 0-1-0; Totals
54-10-11.0. (Assists) - Choi, Jackie 42. (Dig leaders) - Torres,
Krystal 17; Bostic, Jordan 16; Allen, Tanya 12; Borden, Alice 11;
Choi, Jackie 9
Boise State (9-14, 2-8) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Claussen, Jamie 13-0-1;
Flunder, Cameron 6-0-5; Tamietti, Arlee 6-0-4; Hewitt, Robyn 2-0-2;
Starring, Tiffany 2-1-0; Jenkins, Jeanette 2-0-1; Kelley, Andrea
0-1-0; Klein, Mandy 0-2-1; Stroud, Jackie 0-2-0; Totals 31-6-7.0.
(Assists) - Klein, Mandy 26. (Dig leaders) - Claussen, Jamie 15;
Stroud, Jackie 13; Klein, Mandy 9
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