SDSU VOLLEYBALL: AZTECS FALL AT BOISE STATE IN THREE SETS

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Volleyball drops 3-0 decision at BSU

Source: goaztecs.com press release

Photo: Dani Bolden had 10 digs, four kills and three service aces at Boise State Thursday evening.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

September 29, 2016 (Boise) - San Diego State struggled offensively Thursday evening as it dropped a three-set decision (25-19, 25-23, 25-16) to Boise State in Bronco Gym. With the loss, the Aztecs fell to 9-7 (1-1 Mountain West) on the season while the Broncos improved to 11-5 (2-1 MW).

Sophomore outside hitter Alexandra Psoma led San Diego state with 10 kills and also notched five digs. Teammate Alexis Cage had seven kills for the Aztecs along with eight digs and block.

 

Senior defensive specialist Danielle Bolden led SDSU with 10 digs and also recorded three service aces. Over SDSU’s last two matches she is averaging one service ace per set.

 

SDSU finished the night with a .049 hitting percentage compared to a .271 mark for Boise State. The Aztecs committed a total of 32 errors in the match while the home side had just 12 on the night.

 

The opening set was a fairly even affair to begin with as the teams were tied 10-10 over the opening third of the contest. From there, however, Boise state scored 12 of the next 14 points to take control en route to the six-point win. Psoma ad Deja Harris had three kills apiece to lead the Aztecs, but as a team the visitors had a .000 hitting percentage.

 

Set number two saw San Diego State with a 15-12 lead at the mid-point, but the Aztecs were unable to sustain any momentum as BSU score three straight to tie it up at 15-all. The teams went back and forth over the remainder of the contest until, with the score knotted at 23-23, a pair of SDSU hitting errors allowed the Broncos to claim the set victory. Cage and Ashlynn Dunbar had four kills each for the Aztecs, who hit .095 compared to a .367 attack mark for Boise State.

 

In the third set, the score was tied at 5-5 before Boise State won a pair of points to take the lead for good. The Aztecs trailed 13-10 when the Broncos scored three straight and eight of the next 10 points before going on to win the set by nine points and the match, 3-0. Psoma’s four kills were the most by an Aztec in the set, but the team hit just .045 while the Broncos compiled a .303 hitting mark.

 

San Diego State will now move over to Colorado Springs where it will continue Mountain West action with a match against Air Force on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 7:00 p.m. (MT) in Clune Arena.