Broncos Host Invitational to Open 2007 Volleyball Season

BOISE, Idaho The Boise State University volleyball team welcomes three teams to the Treasure Valley to open the 2007 season, playing host to the Bronco Invitational, Aug. 24-25 at Bronco Gym.

“Opening the season at home is nice because it puts you at ease,” Bronco head coach Robin Davis said. “You don’t have travel or anything like that to worry about. It also gives us an opportunity to have all 17 players together to open the season, which is great.”

The Broncos will play host to UTSA, CSU-Fullerton and No. 24 Santa Clara in the round-robin tournament. Their season-opener is scheduled for Friday against UTSA at 7 p.m. A complete tournament schedule is listed below.

Admission Admission to each match of the tournament is $5 and $3 for juniors and seniors.

Parking Parking will be available in the Stadium Lot. Please follow the directions of the parking attendants.

Concessions Concessions will be available at each of the Boise State matches. Vending machines will be available for the non-Boise State matches.

Bronco Invitational Schedule
Friday - August 24
CSU-Fullerton vs. Santa Clara 4:00 p.m.
UTSA at Boise State 7:00 p.m.

Saturday - August 25
Santa Clara vs. UTSA 10:30 a.m.
CSU-Fullerton at BSU 12:30 p.m.
UTSA vs. CSU-Fullerton 5:00 p.m.
Santa Clara at Boise State 7:00 p.m.

Head Coach Robin Davis on the Broncos’ opponents...
On UTSA...
“UTSA has become consistently better in each of their last three seasons. I have a lot of respect for their head coach, and I know she will have them prepared. We are going to have to do a great job of matching their preparedness.”

On CSU-Fullerton...
“In looking at their roster and their results from last season, they are coming off of one of the best years they have had. They are a more physical team this year and they return most of their starters. I am looking to see a seasoned team expecting a lot from this season.”

On Santa Clara...
“At this point in the season, all things will have to click at the highest level to beat Santa Clara. As a top 25 team, their level of play is consistent, and at times they can overpower teams. If we can keep our poise, we may have a chance to beat them in our own gym. Santa Clara’s senior setter Crystal Matich led them to the Final Four two years ago as a sophomore, and she is one of the best setters in the country.”

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