BOISE--Boise State sophomore Sierra Nobley had 13 kills and 33 attacks to pace the Bronco volleyball team to a 25-20, 26-24, 25-17 win over Texas A&M Corpus-Christi last night in the Boise State Invitational. Nobley has led her team in kills in each game this season.
"I'm excited to see our girls play with a lot of energy, that's what we needed to do in response to our tough loss last night, head coach Shawn Garus said. "I thought our passing was significantly better."
Boise State jumped to a 12-5 lead in the first set. When the Islanders cut the lead to 13-10, the Lady Broncos responded with a rally of their own and went on to take the set. The second set was a see-saw affair in which neither team led by more than two points. Redshirt sophomore Kaitlyn Oliver and Nobley closed out the set with kills. Boise State grabbed an early lead in the third set and were never headed.
Sabryn Roberts had 10 kills for the Broncos while Oliver had nine.
Boise State faces a tough team in the tournament's finale, a 5 p.m. clash this evening against Northwestern.
"Very, very good team out of the Big Ten," Garus said. "They have a couple of big hitters and we're going to have to be on our game to beat them. Women's volleyball is all about momentum. Right now we've got it, and we need to keep it going into that match tomorrow."