Broncos Fall at San Diego State

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Murphey leads Broncos with 11 kills.

SAN DIEGO, Calif. - Boise State volleyball fell in straight sets 25-20, 25-15, 26-24 Saturday night at San Diego State in a Mountain West match. The loss snaps Boise State's four-match win streak as the Broncos fall to 15-13 overall and 6-6 in conference. Taylor Murphey led the Broncs with 11 kills, followed by Alyssa Gammel and Liz Harden with 10 each.

The Broncos ran into a fired-up Aztec squad looking for revenge after Boise State won the first encounter in Boise. What the blue and orange ran into was a San Diego State squad that hit .330 percent on the night compared to Boise State's .182 percent. The Aztecs dominated the first two sets before the Broncos regrouped and battled back in the third set before falling 26-24.

Murphey led the Broncos hitting .333 percent with 11 kills to go with four blocks. Gammel added 10 kills, three blocks and 11 digs as she collected her 13th double-double of the season. Harden recorded 10 kills while hitting a team-high .345 percent, she also had three blocks. Harden also moved into eighth-place on the Boise State career kills list with 1,086.

Casey Rose and Sarah Baugh guided the Boise State attack with 19 and 15 assists respectively. Kersti Whitney collected a team-best 16 digs followed by Gammel's 11.

Andrea Hannasch led the Aztec attack with 16 kills while hitting .467 percent. Michelle Waber followed with 12 kills, while Raegan Shelton contributed 10 kills and four blocks.

Boise State returns to Boise this coming week for the final two home contests of the year when the Broncos host MW power and current leader Colorado State on Thursday, Nov. 15, followed by Wyoming on Saturday, Nov. 17.