Bronco Volleyball Plays in Four April Tournaments

BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's volleyball team is in the thick of its 2011 spring season, playing in four tournaments throughout the month of April. The Broncos host one tournament (April 23) and travel to three others during the short season.

The Broncos kicked off their spring season last weekend with a five-team tournament at Utah Valley University on April 9. There they played UVU, Utah, Idaho State and Salt Lake Community College in matches of two sets to 25-points. Boise State left Orem, Utah, with a 6-2 set record under their belt.

Up next for Boise State is a five-team tournament at the University of Nevada on Saturday, April 16. There the Broncos will take on Chico State at 9:00 a.m. (Mountain), followed by San Jose State (11:20 a.m.), Nevada (12:30 p.m.) and Sacramento State (2:50 p.m.). Tournament format will be the same as UVU's, playing two sets to 25-points.

Boise State hosts a five-team tournament on Saturday, April 23, playing a two-set, 25-point format as well. The tournament will be held in Bronco Gym and will feature matches against Northwest Nazarene (9:00 a.m. Mountain), College of Southern Idaho (11:00 a.m.), Eastern Oregon (2:00 p.m.) and College of Idaho (3:00 p.m.).

Closing out their 2011 spring season in Portland, Ore., the Broncos head to Portland State's four-team tournament on April 30. There they take on Portland State (11:30 a.m. Mountain), Western Washington (12:45 p.m.) and Oregon State (3:15 p.m.).

The Broncos spring season roster includes: Elizabeth Griffin (Jr.), Liz Harden (So.), Fiona Jones (So.), Kristyn Kirschenman (Fr.), Breann Nesselhuf (Jr.), Darlene Nwagbuo (Jr.), Brittany Reardon (Fr.), Amanda Remy (Jr.), Casey Rose (Fr.), Leah Stevens (Fr)., and Kersti Whitney (So.).

A full spring season schedule can be viewed below (all times listed are Mountain).

April 9, 2011 @ Utah Valley University (Record was 6-2)
9 a.m. - vs. Utah Valley
12 p.m. - vs. Utah
1 p.m. - vs. Idaho State
3 p.m. - vs. Salt Lake Community College

April 16, 2011 @ Nevada
9 a.m. - vs. Chico State
11:20 a.m. - vs. San Jose State
12:30 p.m. - vs. Nevada
2:50 p.m. - vs. Sacramento State

April 23, 2011 @ Boise State (Bronco Gym)
9 a.m. - vs. Northwest Nazarene
11 a.m. - vs. College of Southern Idaho
2 p.m. - vs. Eastern Oregon
3 p.m. - vs. College of Idaho

April 30, 2011 @ Portland State University
11:30 a.m. - vs. Portland State
12:45 p.m. - vs. Western Washington
3:15 p.m. - vs. Oregon State


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