Broncos Host Spring Tournament this Saturday
Teams competing include: Boise State, Idaho State, Eastern Oregon and College of Idaho.
BOISE, Idaho - Boise State's volleyball team is concluding its spring exhibition schedule this weekend when the Broncos host Idaho State, Eastern Oregon and the College of Idaho on Saturday in Bronco Gym. This is a great time to come and check out Boise State's team in Bronco Gym. Admission and parking is free to this event which will have limited seating on the second level of the gym's west side.
"I really like the teams coming in for this, it should be exciting for the players and fans," said Shawn Garus. "This is another opportunity for us to continue to improve heading into next fall. It will be alot of fun playing at home in front of our crowd."
The first of three sessions begins at 10:00 a.m. (Mountain), the second starts at 11:30 a.m., with the third starting at 1:30 p.m. following a brief lunch break. There will be two matches going on simultaneously in each session resulting in spectator seating being limited to the second level of the gymnasium. Each match will consist of three sets, all three sets will be played regardless of match score.
This Week's Schedule
10:00 a.m. Boise State vs. Eastern Oregon
College of Idaho vs. Idaho State
11:30 a.m. Boise State vs. College of Idaho
Idaho State vs. Eastern Oregon
1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:30 p.m. Boise State vs. Idaho State
College of Idaho vs. Eastern Oregon
The Bronco Roster
The Boise State roster is highlighted by next year's senior class of Liz Harden, Fiona Jones and Kersti Whitney. They are joined by juniors Casey Rose and Leah Stevens, three sophomores-to-be in Kristyn Kirschenman, Taylor Murphey and Brittany Reardon, as well as two redshirt freshman Katelyn Kinghorn and Sarah Webster. Boise State has added two additional players to the roster this spring in transfers Aly Duffin (Georgia Southern) and Alyssa Gammel (Virginia Tech), both are natives of California and will be eligible to play as sophomores next fall.
Recapping Last Friday at Twin Falls
Boise State traveled last Friday to Twin Falls, Idaho, to participate in a three-team tournament hosted by the College of Southern Idaho. It was a traditional round robin with each match going best of five sets. The Broncos opened with the CSI Eagles defeating the host team 3-2. The second match also went to Boise State as the Broncos defeated the College of Idaho Coyotes 3-0. Boise State is now 5-2-1 in two tournaments this spring.
Broncos that stood out for the coaches last weekend were freshman Sarah Webster, who redshirted last fall, playing at middle blocker and sophomore-to-be Taylor Murphey who is an outside hitter.
"I really think the team is making solid improvement this spring," commented Garus. "These spring competitions allow the players who did not see alot of time previously get the experience they need to work into the lineup next fall. This week I thought that Sarah (Webster) and Taylor (Murphey) really played hard and showed improvement on the court. We are going to need our younger players to step up for us this fall."
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