Broncos Edge Tech Volleyball


Updated Oct 28, 2005 00:05:31

The Lady Techsters pushed the Broncos to five games but fell in the decisive game 15-9 in Taco Bell Arena tonight.

Broncos Edge Tech Volleyball


The Boise State Broncos knocked off Lady Techster volleyball for the second time this season with a five-game upset (25-30, 30-27, 19-30, 30-24, 9-15) in Taco Bell Arena in Boise, Idaho tonight.

Boise State (6-11, 2-8 WAC) defeated the Lady Techsters in five games at the Thomas Assembly Center last week for their first Western Athletic Conference win of the season, and once again Tech (15-11, 2-8 WAC) could not win the decisive game, as the Lady Techsters dropped their third-straight match.

It was the same old story with Tech's offensive hitting percentage on a rollercoaster. The Lady Techsters hit .354 in the games they won but only .178 in the three games they lost.

Junior outside hitter Ambra Hayes led Tech with 20 kills, followed by Shannon Phillips' 16 kills and Anielle Da Silva's 14 kills. Sophomore setter Jillann Walker played the majority of time at setter, recording 49 assists, while fellow sophomore setter Maria Romanowski played one game and had 10 assists.

Sophomore Carly Johnson added eight kills, senior Stacey Clark pitched in five kills and freshman Deidre Doggett had four kills on five attacks. Defensively, freshman libero Meghan Haas registered 17 digs in the five games.

It was Tech's tenth five-game match of the season, and the Lady Techsters five-game match record fell to 7-3 after they won seven of their first eight such matches. The ten games mark the most five-game matches in Tech single season history.

The Lady Techsters will complete their road trip with a match against Idaho at 9 p.m. (CST) on Saturday.