Broncos Host Instate Rivals Idaho State and Idaho at Bronco Gym
The Broncos (3-8, 1-1) played in their first matches of WAC play this past weekend, defeating
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The Broncos have improved their position in the 2008 WAC volleyball standings after defeating
Five Broncos continue to hold spots in the WAC overall individual standings with freshman Lydia Blaha holding the highest spot at No. 3 in blocks (1.26 per set). Sophomore Sadie Maughan sits at No. 5 in hitting percentage (.314) while senior Mandy Klein holds the No. 6 spot in assists (8.51 per set). Sophomores Alisha King and Lauren Hamm each hold the No. 7 spot in service aces (.32 per set) and digs (3.45 per set), respectfully.
Nationally, the Broncos rank No. 15 in blocks per set (2.76) while Blaha ranks No. 34 individually in the category. Also making the top-200 in nationally ranked individuals includes Mandy Klein at No. 173 in assists per set and Sadie Maughan at No. 151 in hitting percentage and 170 in blocks per set (0.97).
Eleven matches into the season, sophomore Alisha King leads the Broncos in kills (94) and kills per set (2.47) while Maughan leads the team in hitting percentage (.315). King also leads the team in service aces with 12 on the season. Klein has tallied 315 set assists while Lauren Hamm has totaled 131 digs (3.45 per set) for team highs. Blaha leads the team in solo blocks (10), assisted blocks (38) and blocks per set (1.26).
The Idaho State Bengals enter Wednesday’s match with a 3-9 record and are coming off a 1-1 weekend in their first weekend of Big Sky Conference play. On Thursday, Sept. 18 the Bengals dropped 0-3 to the BSC 2007 Champion,
With 12 matches under their belts, the Bengals are led by junior Emily Waldron who has tallied 103 kills (2.64 per set) while sophomore Sarah Carson leads in hitting percentage (.222). Waldron also leads the team in service aces (12) and aces per set (.31) while totaling the second highest number of digs (100). Senior Blakely Peppinger and freshman Karissa Legaux have been sharing time at the setter’s position with Peppinger totaling 226 assists this season and Legaux, 117. Redshirt senior Brenda Cooper leads the team in blocks with 33 on the season (one solo) while redshirt junior Paige Palmer has controlled the Bengals backcourt with 175 digs.
In the NCAA Division I national statistics, the Bengals rank No. 52 in digs per set (15.4) while Palmer is the only Bengal in the top-200 of any individual rankings, sitting at No. 61 in digs per set (4.38).
The Bengals currently lead the Broncos in the all-time standings with a 33-29 record. In their most recent meeting,
The Vandals enter the weekend with a 7-5 (0-1) record and are coming off a 1-3 loss to No. 7 Hawaii and a 2-3 loss to Gonzaga this past week. The Vandals are very comparable to the Broncos this season, currently sitting at No. 7 in the WAC standings.
In overall individual stats, Haley Larsen holds the No. 1 spot in kills per set (4.41) out of all WAC players while also leading in points (222.0). Anna McKinney holds the No. 4 spot in hitting percentage (.329) and the No. 2 spot in blocks per set (1.43). Kelsey Yonker sits at No. 2 in service aces per set (.39) and No. 3 for digs per set (4.09). Kelsey James ranks No. 2 in the WAC in assists per set (10.72) while Sarah Loney ranks No. 8 in blocks per set (1.0).
In the NCAA statistics,
So far this season the Vandals are led by Larsen with 203 kills, averaging 4.41 per set while
The Vandals lead the Broncos 44-26 in the all-time records, winning the last 11 match-ups against the Broncos. The most recent
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