Idaho definitely had the momentum. Boise State had 9 attack errors, 4 service errors and a set error since leading 16-8 in the 2nd. Idaho won the third set 25-20 to put them just one set away from sending the Broncos home despite being the higher seed.
The teams see-sawed since the second set. Boise State had to stave off elimination and grabbed a 15-10 lead in the fourth set. Fiona Jones played well during the stretch with 12 kills and 17 digs in the match. But Idaho closed it again to tie at 16 after two straight Boise State attack errors. Idaho once again went on a 6-1 run and came within one point of the match 25-24. But Boise State rallied with 3 points as Idaho make three consecutive attack errors. Boise State won the fourth set 27-25 to force a fifth and final set.
Idaho, however, grabbed control in the fifth set, scoring the first three points and going up 9-6. Idaho then went on another 6-1 run to clinch the match 15-7. Boise State had the talent but not the stamina. Since having a 1-0 set lead and 16-8 lead in the 2nd, the best they could do was stay even with Idaho.
Alisha Young had 18 kills, Sadie Maughan 13 and Cailin Fellows had 13 kills to lead Boise State. Breann Nesselhuf had 54 assists for Coach Garus. Allison Walker had 17 kills to pace Idaho while Kelsey Taylor had 15 and Alicia Milo 8 to lead the comeback. Julia Church added 16 digs for Idaho.