Boise State Begins Nine Match Road Trip
April 7, 2016

STANFORD TOURNAMENT
Stanford, Calif. | Standford Sand Volleyball Stadium
Stanford University campus
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MATCH 4
Boise State (3-0) vs. Saint Mary’s (7-2)
Saturday, April 9 | 10 a.m. (Mountain)
Series History: Gaels lead 1-0
Last Meeting: SMC 4-1 (April 4, 2014 at Sacramento, Calif.)

MATCH 5
Boise State (3-0) at Stanford (4-4)
Saturday, April 9 | 1 p.m. (Mountain)
Series History: Broncos lead 1-0
Last Meeting: BSU 3-2 (April 3, 2015 at Portland, Ore.)

MATCH 6
Boise State (3-0) vs. Arizona State (7-7)
Sunday, April 10 | 9:30 a.m. (Mountain)
Series History: Sun Devils lead 2-0
Last Meeting: ASU 3-2 (March 26, 2015 at Tempe, Ariz.)

MATCH 7
Boise State (3-0) vs. California (10-7)
Sunday, April 10 | 12:30 p.m. (Mountain)
Series History: Broncos lead 1-0
Last Meeting: BSU 3-2 (April 4, 2015 at Sacramento, Calif.)


WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • Boise State beach volleyball begins a long nine match in nine days road trip this weekend when the Broncos start the trip at the Stanford Tournament in Stanford, Calif. 
  • The Broncos will play four matches at Stanford starting with the Saint Mary’s Gaels (7-2) at 10 a.m. (Mountain) Saturday ... this is the second meeting all-time with the Gaels who defeated the Broncos 4-1 in Sacramento, Calif., on April 4, 2014 in Boise State’s first ever collegiate beach volleyball match. 
  • The action continues Saturday afternoon when Boise State has a re-match with the Stanford Cardinal (4-4) at 1 p.m. (Mountain) ... Boise State and Stanford met last week in Portland, Ore., where the Broncos won 3-2 in the first meeting of the series.
  • The Stanford Tournament will wrap-up on Sunday when the Broncos take on the Arizona State Sun Devils (7-7) at 9:30 a.m. (Mountain) ... this will be the third meeting in series history with the Sun Devils leading 2-0 ... the two teams last met in Tempe, Ariz., on March 26, 2015 when ASU edged the Broncos 3-2. 
  • The tournament finale for Boise State will be against the California Golden Bears (10-7) at 12:30 p.m. (Mountain) ... the Broncos lead the series 1-0 having beat Cal last year in Sacramento, Calif., 3-2 on April 4.
  • All matches will be played at the Cardinal’s new facility, the Stanford Sand Volleyball Stadium.

WHAT’S NEXT
  • Boise State will continue its road trip Monday morning when the Broncos travel to Hawaii to face fifth-ranked Hawai’i on Tuesday (April 12) and Hawaii Pacific on Wednesday (April 13). 
  • The Blue and Orange will then return to the mainland where they will play in Sacramento State’s Tournament the following weekend April 15-16.

RECENTLY FOR BOISE STATE
  • Boise State opened the 2016 campaign last weekend in Portland, Ore., at the University of Oregon Beach Volleyball Tournament where the Broncos swept three matches. 
  • The Broncos defeated the University of Portland Pilots 4-1 (April 2) earning victories at No. 5, 4, 1 and 2 pairs respectively ... the decisive win came from No. 1 pair Maddy O’Donnell and Hannah Hubbard 21-13, 21-13. 
  • Boise State followed with a second victory last Saturday (April 2) defeating its host the Oregon Ducks 4-1 when Sarah Baugh and Sierra Nobley brought in the clinching point at No. 2 pair 21-6, 21-16 ... the Broncos’ order of victory was 4, 5, 2, 1 ... Boise State is now 3-0 all-time versus the Ducks.
  • The opening weekend concluded when Boise State edged the Stanford Cardinal 3-2 on Sunday (April 3) with wins coming at No. 4, 5 and 2 pairs ... Baugh and Nobley once again clinched the victory on court two 21-10, 24-22.
  • Three pairs went undefeated at 3-0 during the first weekend: No. 2 Sarah Baugh and Sierra Nobley, No. 4 Kaitlyn Oliver and Maddi Osburn, as well as No. 5 Laney Hayes and Jaymee-Lee Bulda.
  • The No. 1 pair of Maddy O’Donnell and Hannah Hubbard went 2-1 in Portland, their lone loss came against Stanford.
  • The No. 1, 2, 4, and 5 pairs are all made up of experienced beach volleyball players from Boise State’s previous two seasons 2014 and 2015.
  • While the freshmen tandem of Sabryn Roberts and Katie Hall, the only pair without any previous collegiate beach volleyball experience, went 0-3 last week.

WHAT’S BACK

WHAT’S NEW

AFFILIATION
  • The Broncos will continue to compete as an independent for the 2016 season.
  • Boise State is currently one of three Mountain West schools competing in the sport, San Jose State and New Mexico are the other two. 
  • Other Mountain West schools who are reportedly considering adding the sport include: UNLV and San Diego State.

COACHING STAFF
  • Shawn Garus returns for his third season as head coach of the Broncos entering the year at 8-18 overall.
  • Allison Buck joined the Boise State family on March 7th as the new beach volleyball assistant coach ... she came to Boise State from the University of New Mexico where she had worked for three years ... collegiately Buck was a standout libero for the Lobos’ indoor team 2008-11 and was a two-time All-Mountain West honoree.

HOME OF THE BRONCOS
  • The Boise State beach volleyball team calls the Boise State University Sand Volleyball Courts home.
  • It features three courts and is located on the corner of South Oakland Avenue and Belmont Street.

NCAA MAKES IT OFFICIAL
  • The NCAA officially added the sport of beach volleyball for the 2016 season moving it off the women’s emerging sports (exploratory/trial) list.
  • Along with the recognition came a name change from “sand” volleyball to “beach” volleyball to match the Olympics and what the international community calls the sport.
  • There are officially 47 NCAA DI programs for the 2016 season.

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