Boise State defeated New Mexico 25-20, 25-17, 25-22 at Bronco Gym on Thursday night. Junior outside hitter Sierra Nobley had 17 kills to move into second place on the school’s all-time list. Outside hitter Sabryn Roberts added 11 kills, while junior libero Maddi Osburn (Vallivue High) had a team-high 13 digs. Boise State (16-6, 7-2 Mountain West) has won five straight matches, all sweeps. The Broncos face conference leader UNLV (19-2, 8-1) at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bronco Gym.
BSU MEN’S TENNIS: Kyle Butters and Jack Heslin remain alive in the doubles main draw at the ITA Mountain Regional in Las Vegas after defeating New Mexico State’s Enrique Asmar and Sergi Espias 8-1 to advance to Friday’s round of 16.
NORTHWEST NAZARENE MEN’S SOCCER: The Crusaders (7-3-3, 4-1-2 GNAC) won their third straight OT match, defeating Seattle Pacific 1-0 in double overtime in Nampa. Alex Mitrovic scored on a penalty kick after a scoreless stretch of 237 minutes between the two teams.
NNU WOMEN’S SOCCER: The Crusaders (3-11-0, 1-8-0 GNAC) fell to Central Washington 2-0 in Ellensburg, Wash.
NNU MEN’S BASKETBALL: The Crusaders are predicted to finish eighth in the 11-team Great Northwest Athletic Conference, based on a preseason coaches poll released Thursday. Alaska Anchorage received 9-of-11 first-place votes and 119 points, followed by Western Washington (1; 100) and Central Washington (1; 83). NNU, which opens the season against Simpson on Nov. 11 in Nampa, received 36 points.