Broncos Make Quick Work of Louisiana Tech, Winning 3-0

BOISE, Idaho In an outstanding offensive effort, the Boise State volleyball team improved to 8-17 on the season with a three-set sweep over Western Athletic Conference opponent Louisiana Tech on Saturday evening. Led by senior Jeanette Jenkins and sophomore Alisha King, the Broncos (4-10 WAC) defeated the Lady Techsters (4-21, 0-14 WAC) 25-22, 25-12, 25-22 at Bronco Gym.


“Some of our sets were a little tighter than we would have like and we felt we weren’t as consistent as we were against Hawai’i as a team, but a handful of our players may have had their best matches of the season,” said head coach Robin Davis.


Jenkins recorded a match-high of 17 kills and a percentage of .375 while King added 16 kills and a .452 percentage to lead the Broncos. Sophomore Sadie Maughan also added seven kills and an impressive .636 hitting percentage on the night as well as leading the team in blocks with four assisted blocks. Sophomore Lauren Hamm was dangerous at the serving line, recording three ace serves while also picking up a match-high of 16 digs. Also playing solid for the Broncos, senior Mandy Klein tallied 36 assists, one ace serve, three block assists and four kills to hit 1.000 on the night.


 “Alisha [King] had a great backcourt presence and her hitting was probably her best collegiate effort,” said Davis. “Jeanette [Jenkins] had an amazing night; she helped us close out those close sets. Lauren [Hamm], who is always good for us, may have had her best match in the past month.”


With her 17 kills, Jenkins closes in on the 1,000 career kills mark with only nine kills to match the number. Klein sits only three set assists away from hitting 3,500 career assists.


For the Lady Techsters, Kara Jones led the offensive efforts with eight kills and a .412 hitting percentage. KC Clayton added seven kills as well as two blocks (one solo) in the match. Debora Bolonhini tallied nine digs while Bianca Bin added seven along with her 22 set assists. Lindsay Armstrong also matched Clayton’s team-leading mark of two blocks, recording two assists.


The Broncos hit .356 overall, recording 50 kills and seven team blocks. Boise State also had five service aces and 41 digs in the win. Louisiana Tech had 29 kills and a .138 hitting percentage. Defensively they added 30 digs and three team blocks while recording three ace serves.


The Broncos prepare for their final week of regular season play when they host WAC opponents Fresno State and Nevada. Boise State will face the Bulldogs of Fresno State on Thurs., Nov. 13 in a 7 pm match-up while taking on the Wolf Pack of Nevada on Sat., Nov. 15 at 7 pm. Both matches will be held at Bronco Gym.

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