Stroud Sets Bronco Volleyball Record in Loss to Spartans

SAN JOSE, Calif. Senior Jackie Stroud set a career milestone Thursday night, as the Broncos dropped a three-game match (30-23, 32-30, 30-22) to San Jose State University at Spartan Gym.

 

With 28 digs against the Spartans, one off her career high set earlier this season against Idaho, Stroud became the Broncos’ career leader in digs. The senior libero, who needed just 16 digs to move into first place on the Bronco all-time list, also moved into eighth place on the Western Athletic Conference all-time list with 1,362 career digs.

 

The Broncos fell to 10-15 on the season and 3-9 in conference play with the loss, while the Spartans improved to 16-10 overall and 7-6 in the WAC. It was only the third time this season that the Broncos dropped a match when leading a team in blocks. Boise State posted eight blocks to the Spartans’ six and a half.

 

After dropping the first game, Boise State posted an early lead on the Spartans in game two at 9-4. The Spartans clawed back to claim their first lead of the game at 14-15. With San Jose State at game point, the Broncos tied the score at 29-29 on a kill from sophomore Robyn Hewitt, and reclaimed the lead (30-29) on a kill by freshman Arlee Tamietti. The Spartans came back once again, however, going on a three-point run to take a two-game lead on the Broncos.

 

The Broncos once again came out on fire, jumping out to a 9-2 lead in game three. Despite a charge by the Spartans, Boise State still led as late as 17-16. San Jose State took the lead at 17-18, though, and did not relinquish it for the remainder of the game, winning 30-22.

 

Senior Cameron Flunder and sophomore Jeanette Jenkins each recorded 10 kills to lead the Broncos. Flunder also led the Broncos with a .320 kill percentage. Sophomore Mandy Klein added 34 assists, Stroud posted three service aces and Flunder, Tamietti and Hewitt each recorded three blocks.

 

The Broncos wrap up their final road trip of the season, Saturday, in a match against Fresno State at 10:00 a.m. (PT).

 

San Jose State def. Boise State 30-23, 32-30, 30-22

Nov. 9, 2006

Spartan Gym

San Jose, Calif.

 

Boise State (10-15, 3-9 WAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Flunder, Cameron

10-0-3; Jenkins, Jeanette 10-0-2; Tamietti, Arlee 9-0-3; Claussen,

Jamie 7-1-0; Klein, Mandy 3-0-2; Hewitt, Robyn 2-0-3; Rose, Jeanene

1-0-0; Stroud, Jackie 0-3-0; Ardron, Elise 0-0-1; Starring, Tiffany

0-1-0; Totals 42-5-8.0. (Assists) - Klein, Mandy 34. (Dig leaders) -

Stroud, Jackie 28; Claussen, Jamie 8

 

San Jose State (16-10, 7-6 WAC) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Senftleben,

Jennifer 19-1-3; Clement, Niki 11-0-0; Christensen, Sarah 11-0-2;

Burke, Colleen 11-0-2; Anglin, Keri 8-0-4; Shull, Jessie 1-1-0;

Tsukano, Kristal 0-2-0; Conrad, Kristina 0-1-1; Totals 61-5-6.5.

(Assists) - Conrad, Kristina 51. (Dig leaders) - Shull, Jessie 20;

Christensen, Sarah 12; Conrad, Kristina 11; Tsukano, Kristal 10

 

--broncosports.com--

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