Oct. 11, 2014
Final Stats (pdf)
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State completed the weekend sweep of home Mountain West matches with a four-set victory 25-14, 25-16, 24-26, 25-16 over San Jose State Saturday afternoon in Bronco Gym. Boise State downed Nevada in three on Thursday night as the Broncos now own a two-match win streak. Kaitlyn Oliver led the team with 13 kills followed by Sierra Nobley and Taylor Murphey with 12 each as the Broncos improved to 10-8 on the year and 3-3 in conference play.
Oliver led the Boise State attack with a career-high 13 kills while hitting 52.2 percent. The redshirt freshman added two blocks as well. Nobley added 12 kills, four assists, eight digs and two blocks, Murphey recorded 12 kills by hitting 37.5 percent to go with three digs and two blocks.
Boise State opened strong claiming relative easy wins in the first two sets to take control of the match. The Broncos led the entire way in set one pulling away midway through for the 11point win. The second set started out close and had the Broncos up 9-8 when Alyssa Gammel served for six-consecutive points to help Boise State pull away for a nine-point victory and 2-0 match lead heading into the break.
The third set was extremely tight with the Broncos holding a one-two point lead most of the way. In fact, San Jose State's first advantage came at 25-24. Moments later the Spartans claimed a two-point 26-24 win to deny the Broncos a match sweep, forcing it to a fourth set.
Boise State was leading set four 12-10 when the Broncos rolled off a 9-to-2 run to put the match away going up 21-12 and eventually won the frame 25-16.
The Broncos finished the day hitting 28.5 percent with 53 kills, 47 assists, three service aces, 52 digs and eight blocks.
San Jose State hit 18 percent against Boise State for 47 kills to go with 47 assists, three aces, 51 digs and four blocks. Tyanna Roy led the Spartans with 20 kills and two solo blocks, followed by Nandyala Gama with 10 kills.
The San Jose State match was the second of a four-match homestand for the Broncos. Boise State will host Utah State at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in Bronco Gym, followed by a 2 p.m. start against Fresno State next Saturday.