In the morning contest, Boise State annihilated UTA with nine service aces. Senior Lauren Hamm led the onslaught with three and chipped in with six digs. Senior Alisha Young is enjoying her best season as a Bronco this season and continued her great play with 13 kills, a .455 hitting percentage, two aces and five blocks. Junior Breann Nesselhuf also had five blocks and two aces for the Lady Broncos. Junior Amanda Remy also had two aces and a team-high 15 digs. Rising talent Fiona Jones recorded 12 kills and seven digs to lead the surprising Broncos in those departments.
Boise State had 44 kills to 25 for UTA and dominated the net with an 18-10 advantage in blocks. Bianca Sauls led the Mavericks with eight kills, two blocks and nine digs. Reagan Daniel led the offense with 16 assists.
After completing their sweep of UTA, the Broncos braced for undefeated Wyoming. The Laramie crowd was stunned as their 11-0 Cowgirls were knocked off in three sets. Each set was close and hardly-fought, however. The first two went back and forth and could have gone either way. Boise State ran out to a nine-point lead in the final set before Wyoming battled back to a 21-21 tie. The Cowgirls grabbed a 23-22 lead before Boise State earned three straight points for the set and match.
Senior middle blocker Sadie Maughan was decisive with match-high totals of 15 kills and five blocks. Young added 10 kills and three blocks. Nesselhuf was brilliant with 35 assists and eight digs. Kersti Whitney and Jones each had 10 digs.
Jodi Purdy led Wyoming with 10 kills and three aces while Barbara Lasic dished out 20 assists. Jadranka Tramosliianin had 13 digs to lead the defense. Reese Roehrkasse and JennaRae Jester had four blocks each for the Cowgirls.
Young was named Most Valuable Player of the tournament while sophomores Liz Harden and Whitney joined her on the all-tournament team.
Boise State will travel to Davidson, North Carolina for the Mizzuno Wildcat Classic next weekend. The Broncos will meet High Point Friday afternoon at 2:30 Mountain Time, then challenge Eastern Michigan Saturday morning at 8 and host Davidson Saturday evening at 5.