After a four home game stretch, the Idaho volleyball team traveled to Ogden, Utah, to face Weber State Thursday.
Errors plagued the Vandals (2-5) and lost 3-1 to the Wildcats (21-25, 22-25, 25-20, 23-25).
The Vandals committed 18 attack errors in the first two sets.
Sophomore outside hitter Kaela Straw earned a career-high 21 kills.
Straw also scored Idaho’s first two points in set one.
A 5-0 run put the Wildcats ahead and won the set 25-21.
Weber State (4-3) controlled set two after Idaho committed three attack errors.
Idaho rallied back after a timeout with a 4-0 run and an ace by sophomore setter Haylee Mathis.
Mathis carried Idaho’s setting pace with a career-high 41 assists.
The comeback was short lived. Weber State took set two 25-22
The teams were tied 8-8 in set three when a Weber State service error gave Idaho an opportunity to pull ahead.
A 6-0 run from Idaho featured two more kills by Straw as the Wildcats committed three errors.
Weber State retook the lead 16-15 after a timeout and an Idaho error.A kill by sophomore outside hitter DeVonne Ryter helped Idaho take set three 25-20.
Weber State led in set four until an error moved Idaho to the front 13-12.
The Wildcats took the lead back after two service errors by Idaho. Weber State took the set 25-23.
The Vandals had nine service errors Thursday.
Idaho returns home 7 p.m. Saturday in the Memorial Gym to play Eastern Washington. The Vandals defeated the Eagle 3-1 Nov. 7, 2015.
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