Nov. 5, 2005
LOGAN, Utah - Erin Graybill recorded a match-high 15 kills to lead Utah State's women's volleyball team to a four-game win (30-27, 23-30, 30-9, 30-22) against Boise State here Saturday night. USU improves to 17-9 overall and 9-3 in the Western Athletic Conference with the win, while BSU falls to 6-14 overall and 2-11 in league play with the loss.
Utah State extended its winning streak to four matches and has won 11 of its last 14 contests.
In game one, Utah State held an early 19-11 lead before Boise State scored six straight points to get within two. However, USU responded and recorded the three-point win despite registering 12 errors in the game and hitting just .093 as Zuzana Cernianska had five kills for the Aggies.
Boise State controlled most of game two as it opened a 20-12 lead and coasted to the seven-point win. The Broncos hit .262 in the game as Cameron Flunder and Telia Peterson each had four kills in the game.
In game three, Utah State dominated the Broncos as it hit .424 and finished the game with a 16-2 run to record the 21-point win. The nine points allowed by the Aggies were the fewest ever for USU since rally scoring began in 2001. The Broncos hit just .033 in the game with six errors.
Game four was all even at 13 before Utah State went on a 7-1 run to finish the match. USU hit . 340 in the game and got six kills from Carolyn Forbush, while Boise State had just 11 kills overall and hit .091.
Ingrid Roth added 13 kills and five blocks for Utah State and hit .400 in the match, while Amanda Orgill hit .455 and had 12 kills and three blocks. Cernianska also had 13 kills in the match to go along with 11 digs, while Dominique Arsenault and Kelsi Peterson each had 16 digs.
Flunder led Boise State with 12 kills and five blocks, while Peterson had nine kills and 15 digs.
Utah State hit .251 in the match and held Boise State to a .114 hitting percentage. USU also recorded 23 more kills (68-45), 16 more digs (77-61), and two more team blocks (10-8), while both teams had 26 hitting errors.
Utah State will conclude its three-match home-stand against ninth-ranked Hawai'i on Wed., Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.
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