Sept. 12, 2014
BOISE, Idaho - It was a typical, tight rivalry match between Boise State and Idaho that went back and forth before the Broncos fell on the road in four sets 25-23, 25-20, 21-25, 26-24 Friday night at Moscow. The Broncos attempted to rally from two sets down by winning the third frame to force a fourth, only to coming up short in the end.
The loss was the second of the day at the Nike Invitational and dropped the Broncos to 3-5 on the year. Boise State will take on Eastern Washington Saturday at 5:30 p.m. (Mountain) in the final match of the tournament.
Sophomore Maddy O'Donnell led Boise State with a career-high 21 kills while hitting a career-best 72.4 percent. The middle blocker added a team-high three blocks, including two solos. Sierra Nobley followed with 17 kills, hit 24.4 percent, one assist, a career-high five service aces and seven digs. Katelyn Kinghorn recorded a key kill that tied the fourth set at 24 to give her team a chance late. She finished the night with seven kills. Senior Alyssa Gammel added six kills, 11 digs and one block. Sarah Baugh dished out a career-tying 53 assists to go with her three kills, two aces, six digs and two blocks. Hannah Hubbard recorded a season-high 23 digs along with two aces and two assists.
On the night, the Broncos finished the match hitting 22 percent with 59 kills, 56 assists, nine service aces, 66 digs and five blocks.
The Vandals were at 28 percent hitting with 57 kills, 54 assists, five aces, 69 digs and 13 blocks. Jessica Hastriter led Idaho with 14 kills, while Alyssa Schultz added 13 kills, and eight blocks. Becca Mau chipped in with 12 kills for the Vandal cause.