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Boise State Defeats Nevada to Extend Win Streak

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Broncos won their fourth consecutive match by a sweep.

RENO, Nev. - Boise State volleyball won its fourth consecutive match by sweep Thursday night as the Broncos defeated Nevada 25-19, 25-17, 25-19 in a Mountain West contest on the road in Reno. All three sets were close early before the Broncos took control and pulled away. Alyssa Gammel led the Broncos with 13 kills followed by Taylor Murphey with 11 and Fiona Jones with nine.

The win improved Boise State to 15-12 overall and 6-5 in Mountain West play, while Nevada fell to 4-22 and 1-12 in league. The Broncos will continue their weekend road trip Saturday night when they play at San Diego State.

Gammel finished the night with a team-high hitting percentage of .579 percent with 13 kills, six digs and one block. Murphey also hit well at .304 percent good for 11 kills to go with four digs and two blocks. Jones added a service ace to her nine kills as she recorded 10 points and a team-high 10 digs against the Wolf Pack. Leah Stevens chipped in with six kills, two aces and two blocks. Sarah Baugh recorded a team-best 20 assists followed by Casey Rose with 17.

Boise State was solid against the Wolf Pack hitting 32 percent on the night while holding Nevada to 24.7 percent. Nevada was led by Tessa Lea'ea with eight kills and four blocks, followed by Janelle Batista eight kills and one block.

The Broncos never trailed in the first set wasting little time to establish control of the match. Murphey and Jones led Boise State to the six-point set win with four kills apiece.

The second set saw the Wolf Pack take the lead early on before the Broncos regrouped and took control. Gammel came alive in set two recording six of her kills and one block to lead Boise State to a decisive set win by eight points, 25-17.

The third set also saw Nevada take the lead early. With the match tied at eight the Broncos used a 6-2 run to take the lead for good. Gammel and Murphey led the Broncos to the sweep with five kills each in the final frame as Boise State won 25-19.