Boise State Cruises Past San Jose State
Kaitlyn Oliver was one of three Broncos with 10 kills.
Nov. 6, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. - Boise State cruised past San Jose State on the road in three sets 25-16, 25-15, 25-18 Thursday night in a Mountain West volleyball match at San Jose, Calif. Boise State dominated the match from the beginning finishing the night hitting 24.5 percent while holding San Jose State to 7.7 percent, a season-low for a Bronco opponent. A trio of Broncos Sierra Nobley, Kaitlyn Oliver and Katelyn Kinghorn led Boise State to the victory with 10 kills apiece. 
    
It was a good start for the Broncos who face a brutal six-match stretch to close the season where they play five on the road. This win also gives the Broncos a season sweep of SJSU as Boise State improves to 14-11 overall and 7-6 in conference play. The Broncos will finish the road trip at 3 p.m. (Mountain) Saturday afternoon in Reno, Nev., against the Nevada Wolf Pack. 
  
“I am really proud of the way the team came out and played tonight to open the week,” said coach Shawn Garus. “We have struggled a little on the road this year and with five of our final six matches away from Boise it was great to see the team play this hard and get the win. I was happy to see several players step up, Sierra (Nobley) was solid as usual for us, Kaitlyn Oliver and Katelyn Kinghorn were strong as well. Now we need to carry this momentum to Reno on Saturday.”
  
Nobley hit a team-best 42 percent against the Spartans and recorded 10 kills, two assists and five digs. Kinghorn added 10 kills while hitting 20 percent, she also had one assist, one dig and team-high two blocks, one was a solo. Oliver hit 23 percent to get her 10 kills on the night. 
  
Sarah Baugh handed out 31 assists in the match to go with her three kills, one service ace, team-high (tied) eight digs and one block solo. Hannah Hubbard matched Baugh’s dig total while Alyssa Gammel was next with six. 
  
Boise State finished the contest hitting 24.5 percent as a team in recording 44 kills. The Broncos also tallied 40 assists, six service aces, 38 digs and three blocks.
  
The Spartans were held to 7.7 percent hitting. San Jose State recorded 26 kills, 24 assists, four service aces, 37 digs and five blocks. Nandyala Gama led the Spartans with 11 kills followed by Sara Hibbs with six.

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