The Boise State women’s volleyball team is on fire with just one game to go in the season.
The Broncos defeated San Diego State at home and UNLV on the road to win their season-best sixth straight game.
“I am hoping we can continue our winning streak as we have a lot of confidence,” freshman outside hitter Sierra Nobley said. “We are playing well as a team.”
First up for the Broncos was San Diego State.
Despite struggling at the beginning and being down most of the matches the Broncos were able to grind out a four set victory over the Aztecs 27-25, 21-25, 25-22, 25-22
“I was proud that they were able to come from behind and get the win,” head coach Shawn Garus said.
What made the victory extra special for Boise State was that it came on senior night.
“It felt good to go out with a bang,” senior outside hitter Alyssa Gammel said
Gammel made the most of her last home game as she recorded a double double with 12 kills and 10 digs.
“It was really exciting and I just wanted to go all out and leave nothing behind,” she said. “I think I did that.”
The Broncos also got a great performance from Nobley who with 17 kills set the school record for the most ever by a Boise State freshman. The record-setting feat, however, was the furthest thing from her mind.
“It’s cool I guess,” Nobley said. “It’s secondary to me because it’s a team sport and not the most important thing to me right now.”
With the win the Broncos now have their first winning conference record in almost two decades.
“I think this is the first winning conference record in 18 years,” Garus said.
The Broncos didn’t have much time to celebrate however as next up was the second best team in the conference, UNLV.
Boise State got off to a hot start and never looked backed as they stunned the Rebels in four sets 25-20, 25-18, 22-25, 25-22.
“It’s a credit to a talented group and they have been able to play their best ball late,” Garus said
The Broncos were led by Nobley who had a career-high 30 kills in the victory but the Broncos got great performances by everyone on the night. Gammel, freshman middle blocker Kaitlyn Oliver, sophomore libero Hannah Hubbard, and junior setter Sarah Baugh all contributed heavily in the win.
“Even the kids that don’t get on the court are preparing us really well,” Garus said. “I feel we could put anyone in there and they could contribute right now.”
The Broncos will close their season tomorrow night on the road against Utah State at 7 p.m. MT.
A win and Boise State will finish the season in third place making it not only the best conference finish the Broncos have had but the best season they have had in years.
“I think we have wonderful chemistry and I am excited to see how we finish it out,” Nobley said.