Nevada Falls 3-1 To Boise State
RENO, Nev. - The University of Nevada (13-13, 7-6 WAC) volleyball team lost in four sets to Boise State University (18-11, 5-8 WAC) in a Western Athletic Conference match on Saturday afternoon at the Virginia Street Gym. The Wolf Pack fell 25-15 and 25-23 in the first two sets before taking the third set 25-19 only to drop set four 25-22. With the loss the Pack is now 13-13 overall and 7-6 in WAC play while the Broncos improved to 18-11 and 5-8 in conference action.
Nevada got off to a sluggish start in the first set falling behind 10-4 and was unable to recover falling 25-15. Junior right side hitter Erin Garvey had three kills in the set and reserve setter Dana Holt came off the bench to dish out five assists. The Pack hit .100 and BSU .464 in the first set.
The Pack led set two 15-11 but BSU outscored Nevada 14-8 the rest of the set to win 25-23 and take a 2-0 advantage into the break. Senior outside hitter Kylie Harrington had five kills in the set for the Wolf Pack and setter Tatiana Santiago 16 assists. Nevada hit .325 and BSU .333 in the set.
There were eight ties and one lead change in set three before the Pack scored a 25-19 victory to force a fourth set. Seniors Harrington and Lindsay Baldwin combined on a block to end the set. Harrington totaled six kills and Santiago 11 assists in set three. The Pack hit .310 and held the Broncos to a .310 attack percentage.
Set four went back and forth with eight ties and three lead changes. BSU scored three unanswered points to break an 18-18 tie and Nevada was only able to get within a point the rest of the way as the Broncos won 25-22 to take the match 3-1. Harrington again led the way with five kills for the Wolf Pack and Santiago had 10 assists. Nevada hit just .146 and BSU .302 in the final set.
Harrington topped the Pack with a match-high 18 kills and added 14 digs to post her team-leading seventh double-double of the season and second of the week. Garvey totaled 14 kills and Baldwin 10 in the match. Santiago finished with 39 assists and libero Nicole Link tied for match-high honors with 18 digs.
Four BSU players had double figures in kills with Alisha Young's 16 leading the way. Sadie Maughan (11), Calin Fellows (11) and Fiona Jones (10) also reached double figures in kills. Jones had 18 digs to post a double-double for the Broncos. Setter Breann Nesselhuf had 53 assists and libero Amanda Remy 15.
Nevada hit .218 in the match compared to .289 for BSU. The Broncos won the blocking battle 12.5 to eight. Baldwin led the Pack with six blocks and Young had eight for BSU.
Nevada takes to the road on Friday to play at Utah State at 7:00 p.m. MT.