Boise State Heads to the Islands for Two
April 11, 2016

MATCH 8
Boise State (4-3) at No. 5 Hawai’i (10-6)
Honolulu, Hawaii | University of Hawai’i’s Ching Complex
Tuesday, April 12 | 8 p.m. (Mountain)
Series History: First Meeting
No Live Scoring

MATCH 9
Boise State (4-3) vs. Hawaii Pacific (0-0)
Honolulu, Hawaii | University of Hawai’i’s Ching Complex
Wednesday, April 13 | 7 p.m. (Mountain)
Series History: First Meeting
No Live Scoring

Boise State’s Season Stats


WHAT’S HAPPENING

  • Boise State (4-3) beach volleyball continues its nine match in nine days road trip with mid-week contests in Honolulu Tuesday and Wednesday. 
  • The Broncos will open play versus the fifth-ranked Hawai’i Rainbow Wahine at 8 p.m. (Mountain) on Tuesday night at UH’s Ching Complex ... this is the first meeting between the two programs. 
  • Tuesday will be Senior Day for Hawai’i who just saw a seven-match win streak snapped in a 3-2 loss to fourth-ranked UCLA on April 2, UH’s last time out. 
  • The action continues on Wednesday when Boise State will face the Hawaii Pacific Sharks at the University of Hawai’i’s Ching Complex at 7 p.m. (Mountain) ... this is also the first meeting between the two programs.

WHAT’S NEXT
  • Boise State will continue its road trip when the Broncos fly from Honolulu to Sacramento, Calif., for three matches this weekend. 
  • The Blue and Orange will face Sacramento State on Friday, followed by a pair of contests on Saturday at Sac State versus Pacific and Cal Poly.

RECENTLY FOR BOISE STATE
  • Boise State competed at the Stanford Tournament in Stanford, Calif., this past weekend (April 9-10) where the Broncos went 1-3 overall.
  • The Blue and Orange opened Saturday (April 9) with a tough 3-2 loss to Saint Mary’s, then regrouped to defeat Stanford for a second time in a week by a 3-2 score.
  • Laney Hayes and Jaymee-Lee Bulda led the Broncos on April 9 recording two victories at No. 5 pair, while Maddy O’Donnell and Hannah Hubbard rallied from one set down to clinch Boise State’s win over Stanford in three sets. 
  • Kaitlyn Oliver and Maddi Osburn swept their matches on the second day of the tournament, but it was not enough to lead Boise State to victory as the Broncos dropped a pair of contests 3-2 to Arizona State and 4-1 to California. 
  • Oliver and Osburn won in two sets against ASU, then battled through three sets to collect Boise State’s lone win versus Cal.
  • At the Stanford Tournament the Bronco tandem of Oliver and Osburn lost their first match of the season after moving up one position from No. 4 pair to No. 3, but went 3-1 while improving to a team-best 6-1 overall on the year. 
  • Boise State’s No. 5 pair of Laney Hayes and Jayme-Lee Bulda also lost for the first time this season going 2-2 and are now 5-2 overall. 

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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