April 11, 2015
HERMOSA BEACH, Calif. -- Boise State sand volleyball went to California knowing it had a big challenge in store for it. The Broncos faced both No. 1 Southern California and No. 2 Hawaii Saturday afternoon falling in both by 5-0 scores. The losses came on the opening day of the USAV Collegiate Challenge as the Broncos fell to 3-10 on the year.
The two duals were the last road contests of the season for Boise State who will close the season at home on April 24 when the Broncos host both the Oregon Ducks and Arizona Wildcats.
In the pairs tournament that started following the completion of the duals, Boise State's Maddi Osburn and Jaymee-Lee Bulda won their opening match. The Bronco tandem competing in the bronze flight in straight sets over Loyola Marymount's Taylor Scioscia and Krsiten Castellanos 21-15, 22-20 to advance into Sunday's second round of the single elimination event. This is the first-ever win for a Boise State team in a pair tournament.
Also competing in the pairs tournament on Saturday was the team of Katelyn Kinghorn and Aly Duffin who fell in the first round of the silver flight.
The three remaining Bronco pairs Hannah Hubbard/Maddy O'Donnell, Sarah Baugh/Sierra Nobley and Taylor Murphey/Laney Hayes will open their tournament Sunday morning joining Bulda and Osburn on the sand at Hermosa Beach.
This is the first pairs tournament that Boise State has participated in since starting the program last year.
USAV Collegiate Challenge
Hermosa Beach, Calif.
April 11, 2015
No. 1 Southern California def. Boise State 5-0
Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes (USC) def. Hannah Hubbard/Maddy O'Donnell (BSU) 21-9, 21-11
Alexa Strange/Sophie Bukovec (USC) def. Sarah Baugh/Sierra Nobley (BSU) 21-13, 21-10
Eve Ettinger/Meg Norton (USC) def. Katelyn Kinghorn/Aly Duffin (BSU) 21-19, 21-5
Nicolette Martin/Allie Wheeler (USC) def. Laney Hayes/Taylor Murphey (BSU) 21-7, 21-12
Bria Russ/Jenna Belton (USC) def. Maddi Osburn/Jymee-Lee Bulda (BSU) 21-6, 21-8
No. 2 Hawaii def. Boise State 5-0
Brittany Tiegs/Nikki Taylor (UH) def. Hannah Hubbard/Maddy O'Donnell (BSU) 21-17, 21-10
Katie Spieler/Olivia Urban (UH) def. Sarah Baugh/Sierra Nobley (BSU) 22-20, 21-13
Hannah Rooks/Sammie Brown (UH) def. Katelyn Kinghorn/Aly Duffin (BSU) 21-8, 21-10
Mikayla Tucker/Ka'iwi Schucht (UH) def. Laney Hayes/Taylor Murphey (BSU) 21-8, 21-10
Lara Schreiber/Heather Boyan (UH) def. Maddi Osburn/Jymee-Lee Bulda (BSU) 21-13, 21-10
Silver Bracket -- First Round
Avery Bush/Anne Marie Taylor (Loyola Marymount) def. Katelyn Kinghorn/Aly Duffin (BSU) 21-13, 21-9
Bronze Bracket -- First Round
Jaymee-Lee Bulda/Maddi Osburn (BSU) def. Taylor Scioscia/Kristen Castellanos (Loyola Marymount) 21-15, 22-20