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Boise State Game Balls for week of Sept. 11

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While there was no Boise State football last week, there were plenty of other things going on. Women’s tennis, men’s golf, volleyball, and soccer all got in on the action. There were some good wins. Some losses. There were some performances of note. Let us talk about them!

Game Ball One:

Kristina Serres (soccer)

The Bronco’s soccer team has had a rough go of it the past few weeks. To the tune of a six-game losing streak. Inclusive in that streak? A loss to Idaho. But that happens. The season keeps rolling on. And to that, we have a little something to assuage those Ls that the Broncos are taking. That would be a 3-3 draw to Gonzaga.

The Broncos had spotted the Bulldogs two goals by the 47th minute. Then came roaring back to tie things up 2-2. But, unfortunately, Gonzaga was not quite done scoring and pulled ahead 3-2 with a goal from Savanah Van Citters. Not to be outdone, true Freshman Ms. Kristina Serres, forward, was able to get that equalizing goal in the 88th minute.

It has been a bit of a rough season for the soccer team, but they have been competitive in their matches.

Congratulations Ms. Serres!

Game Ball Two:

Hanna Kantenwein and Milena Toseva (tennis)

We have to hand out double the Game Balls because of double the action. The women’s tennis team participated in the Washington State Cougar Classic. And this duo finished second in the tournament eventually falling to a pair from Washington State. The Broncos came pretty close to finishing it out, but fell to the Cougars 6-2 in the championships.

Though they did not come away with the overall win, they gave it their best. Congratulations to these two.

Game Ball Three:

Sierra Nobley (volleyball)

The Broncos had themselves a weekend. It could even be categorized as “good.” And Ms. Sierra Nobley was a yuge part of that.

The Broncos clashed with four teams in the Boise State Invitational. To which four teams (Portland State, UC Santa Clara, and Arizona State) all took cracks at each other.

And this is where it gets pretty sweet: the Broncos beat all three of these visiting teams (such good hosts). That is a pretty big deal because in those wins included a top 25 team in #17 UC Santa Clara. If you are wondering why that is a big deal it is because it is the first win, for Boise State, over a ranked opponent. And they did it in a 3-1 fashion. Ms. Nobley came up big against US Santa Clara with her seventh double-double of the year with 12 kills and 11 digs.

That tournament stretch has the Broncos sitting at 9-4 with a nine-game home court winning streak (dating back to last year).

Congratulations to Ms. Nobley.

Your Turn

Back to football game week we go. But, before that, were there any other things that caught your eye? Let me know!