Broncos Win NFINITY Wildcat Classic

Coach Shawn Garus's Boise State volleyball team is not fazed by competition or long road trips. The Broncos won three more to take the NFINITY Wildcat Classic in Davidson, North Carolina this past weekend to move to 12-2 on the season. (Photo is provided by rights reserved.)

The Boise State volleyball team continued its winning ways with three victories at the NFINITY Wildcat Classic in North Carolina over the weekend. The Broncos bounced host Davidson (25-12, 25-23 and 25-14) after downing Eastern Michigan 3-0 and High Point 3-1. The Broncos advanced their record to 12-2 with the wins.

Sadie Maughan, who set a school record hitting percentage of .867 and had 13 kills in the win over Davidson, was honored as the tournament Most Valuable Player and Breann Nesselhuf joined her on the all-tournament team. Maughan broke the mark of Angela Barbera, who connected on 83.3% of her shots on November 25 of 2000. Maughan also led the Broncos with seven blocks. Nesselhuf had 31 assists and six blocks against Davidson.

Davidson was led by Sarabeth Peele with 10 kills and one ace, while Tindall Sewell added four blocks for a team-high. Hayley Lawson added 21 assists and a team-high of seven digs in the match.

Alisha Young paced Boise State in the win over Eastern Michigan with 13 kills and five blocks. Nesselhuf had 45 assists to pace the Bronco offense.

Eastern Michigan was held to only 29 kills and a .172 hitting percentage in the match with Rachel Iaquaniello led the team with seven kills and one ace. Jenn Swartz added another ace, while also tallying four blocks. Haley Stein added the team's final ace as well as 13 digs. Ashley Mason ran the offense with her 20 assists.

After one of the most successful non-conference seasons in school history, Boise State opens the Western Athletic Conference season with two road contests. Coach Shawn Garus's team takes on San Jose State Thursday night and then travels to challenge Fresno State this Saturday. The Broncos will return home September 29 for a match with Idaho.


MVP - Sadie Maughan, Boise State

Breann Nesselhuf, Boise State

Jenn Swartz, Eastern Michigan

Kristen Baker, Eastern Michigan

Stephanie Walden, High Point

Jorden Benedict, Davidson

Best Libero - Julie Herskowitz, High Point

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