Women’s volleyball sweeping win against the Nevada Wolf Pack on Thursday brought the Broncos up tp 15-12 overall and 6-5 in the entire Mountain West Conference.
It was the Broncos’ fourth consecutive match by sweep in the conference, defeating the Wolves in Reno, Nev. 25-19, 25-17 and 25-19.
The Broncos’ first set proved the girls had a quick attack in mind for the Wolf Pack. Boise State quickly gained control of the match as sophomore outside hitterTaylor Murphey and senior outside hitter Fiona Jones led the Broncos to the first set victory with four kills each, winning the set 25-19.
As Boise State celebrated their win, the Wolf Pack took advantage of the distraction and grabbed the lead early on in the second set.
The Broncos quickly refocused and regained control of the match. Sophomore outside hitter Alyssa Gammel sprang into action as she made six kills and one block and led Boise State to win the second set.
The third set gave the Wolf Pack an early lead yet again. But the Broncos fought back with a 6-2 run, earning the lead back for the remainder of the set. Leading the Broncos to the sweep with five kills each was Gammel and Murphey. They finished the Wolf Pack in a straight sweep at 25-19.
Though the scores were close for each of the three sets, Gammel ended the night a .579 hitting percentage, 13 kills, six digs and one block. Jones followed right behind Gammel with a team-high 10 digs as well as placing 10 points on the scoreboard. Murphey hit at .304 percent with 11 kills to compliment her four digs and two blocks.
Boise State could not keep the sweep streak alive, as they lost Saturday night to San Diego State 0-3 in San Diego, Calif.
The Broncos take on Wyoming at home this Thursday at 7 p.m. in Bronco Gym as part of their last four games.