Broncos Close Season at Washington
April 21, 2017

NEXT UP FOR BEACH VOLLEYBALL

BOISE STATE (5-4) at WASHINGTON (5-5) for Two Matches
MATCH 1

  • DATE/TIME: April 22 (Saturday) | 12 p.m. (Mountain)
  • LOCATION: Seattle, Wash.
  • FACILITY: Husky Beach Courts
  • LIVE SCORING: None
MATCH 2
  • DATE/TIME: April 23 (Sunday) | 12 p.m. (Mountain)
  • LOCATION: Seattle, Wash.
  • FACILITY: Alki Beach (1702 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA)
  • LIVE SCORING: None
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WHAT IS HAPPENING
  • Boise State will close out the season with two matches this weekend against the University of Washington in Seattle. 
  • Note: Saturday’s start time has been moved up to 12 p.m. (Mountain), so both matches will now start at 12 p.m. (Mountain) but will be played at different locations. 
  • On Saturday the match will be played at the Husky Beach Courts on campus off of Mountlake Avenue, adjacent to the north side of the IMA building (Intramural Activities Building) and just to the west of Husky Ballpark.
  • On Sunday the match will be played at Alki Beach in west Seattle (1702 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA).
ABOUT THE BRONCOS
  • Boise State is in its fourth season of beach volleyball and competes as an independent in the sport.
  • The Broncos have played nine matches this season going 5-4 overall.
  • Boise State traveled to Stanford, Calif., last weekend where they went 1-2 against three Pac-12 opponents. The Broncos opened with a 4-1 victory over Oregon on Friday, then fell 3-2 to Cal and 4-1 to 20th-ranked Stanford on Saturday. 
  • The Broncos’ top three pairs went 2-1 on the weekend with Maddy O’Donnell and Maddi Osburn, as well as Janell Walley and Emily Sullivan tallying wins against Cal and Oregon playing No. 1 and 2 pairs, respectively; while Sierra Nobley and Sabryn Roberts earned victories versus Oregon and Stanford. 
THE BRONCO LINEUP
  • No. 1 Pair: Boise State is led by Maddy O’Donnell and Maddi Osburn who have gone 6-3 at the top position.
  • No. 2 Pair: Emily Sullivan and Janell Walley moved into the second pair position after the season opener where they are 6-2 ... they are 7-2 overall on the year. 
  • No. 3 Pair: Playing at the third position are Sierra Nobley and Sabryn Roberts who are one of two pairs to have 7-2 marks entering the weekend.
  • No. 4 Pair: At the fourth position the Broncos play the duo of Jaymee-Lee Bulda and Laney Hayes who are 5-4 this season.
  • No. 5 Pair: The freshmen tandem of Jensen Allen and Cassedi Simon have competed in all nine matches to date at No. 5 pair going 2-7 overall.
WHAT HAPPENED ON THURSDAY
  • Boise State hosted an exhibition pairs tournament featuring the Broncos and three other Idaho schools in the College of Idaho, Northwest Nazarene and Southern Idaho.
  • Boise State, which is the only school of the four to officially sponsor the sport, battled through some harsh weather conditions to dominate the competition sending four of its seven pairs into the semifinals.
  • None of the matches count in the pairs records but the Broncos went a combined 15-6 overall. Northwest Nazarene went 7-8, Southern Idaho was 8-10 and College of Idaho finished 5-8.



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