Oct. 4, 2014
Final Stats (pdf)
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Katelyn Kinghorn led Boise State with 11 kills Saturday afternoon in a 3-0 (25-13, 25-18, 29-27) loss at New Mexico in a Mountain West Conference match. The junior outside hitter hit 47 percent against the Lobos, but it was not enough as the Broncos struggled with New Mexico's size advantage. The loss moves Boise State to 8-8 overall and 1-3 in league play, UNM improved to 11-5 and 4-0 in conference.
The Lobos recorded 11 blocks in the contest as Boise State was held to a season-low 10 percent hitting. The Broncos recorded 39 kills with 36 assists, 48 digs and four and a half blocks.
Kinghorn finished the day with 11 kills and team-high (tied) two blocks. She was followed by Sierra Nobley with eight kills, one assist and seven digs. Maddy O'Donnell matched Nobley's kill total and chipped in with four digs and one block. Junior setter Sarah Baugh distributed 26 assists to go with four kills, seven digs and one block. Hannah Hubbard recorded a team-best 14 digs in the defensive effort.
New Mexico was led by the MW Preseason Player of the Year Chantale Riddle who had 12 kills, six digs and two blocks. Cassie House followed with 11 kills and two blocks. On the day, the Lobos hit 22.5 percent with 41 kills, 36 assists, two service aces, 51 digs and the 11 blocks.
Boise State will return home next week for the start of a four match homestand beginning with Nevada at 7 p.m. on Thursday in Bronco Gym.