Boise State continued its conference momentum with a 3-1 victory over Idaho to advance to the semifinals of the WAC Volleyball Tournament in Las Vegas tonight. Breann Nesselhuf paced the team with 49 assists, eight kills and seven digs. (Photo by Foto208.com--all rights reserved.)
advanced to the semifinals
of the Western Athletic Conference volleyball tournament with a convincing 3-1
victory over #3 seed
last night in
The Broncos will be challenged by #2 seed
The Broncos pulled ahead
in the final points of the first set to capture a 1-0 lead with a 25-22
fell behind by as many as
eight points in the second set but fought back valiantly to tie the match at 24.
Then, the upstart Broncos scored the final two points to take the set
The third set was close
staving off elimination in
a 25-23 set.
moved on to their
first-ever WAC semi-final with a 25-21 win in the fourth set.
"This was a big win
head coach Shawn
Garus. "Yes, it's a big win over our rivals, but an even bigger
step for our program to advance in the tournament."
Young (16), Sadie
Maughan and Amanda
Remy (13 each) and Elizabeth
Griffin (10) all had double digit kills.
Remy added 11 digs in being one of only two players on either team with a
Rose led the Broncos with 22 while Kersti
Whitney added 15. Young and Maughan each had four blocks to lead
's attack at the net.
Nesselhuf was a huge force for the Broncos with 49 assists, eight
kills and seven digs.
was led by Sarah Conwell
who had 19 kills and 16 digs. Meredith Rice contributed a game-high of 37 digs
while Anna McKinney and Kelsey Taylor each had five blocks.
tonight at 6
In the other match last night, #5
and will face #1 seed
tonight following the