RENO, Nev. – Sabryn Roberts'
12th kill of the night brought home a sweep at Nevada 25-14, 25-22, 25-19 Thursday night in Reno. It was a match of runs for Boise State who finished the first set on a 13-0 run, a 3-0 run to take set two and a 7-0 run to close out the third in impressive fashion. The win improves the Broncos to 10-4 overall and 2-1 in Mountain West Conference play, Nevada – playing in only its second home match of the year – fell to 7-7 on the year and 0-3 in league.
"I'm really happy with the intensity the team played with tonight," said Boise State head coach Shawn Garus
. "I thought our work ethic and intensity in practice this week helped us prepare for this match. We received contributions from several people tonight. I thought Hannah Kochl's
serving in the 13-0 run to close the first set was great; Sabryn (Roberts) was a leader once again and came through for us in key moments, as did Morgan (Hughes), Kiley (Lewis) and Janell (Walley). This was a solid win for us tonight, but it's only one match in a long conference season and we have another tough one ahead of us Saturday at San Jose State."
Roberts' streak of leading the Broncos in kills remains in tack at 14 straight matches – every contest this year – as she hit a team-best 35.7 percent with seven digs and four blocks.
Three other Broncos added a combined 24 kills as Morgan Hughes
tallied nine kills, five digs and team-high five blocks; Janell Walley
had eight kills to go with 13 digs and one block, while Kiley Lewis
chipped in with seven kills, two digs and three blocks.
Other notable performances included Celine Christensen
who added four blocks and two kills. Freshman Danielle Boss
dished out team-high 34 assists and had five digs and one block. While another freshman, Jessie Brigham
, recorded a team-high 16 digs.
Boise State finished the night hitting 23.5 percent for 37 kills on 36 assists. The Broncos' 30th-ranked hitting defense held Nevada to 5.4 percent powered by nine blocks and 50 digs by the blue and orange.