Freshman Hannah Hubbard leads the team in digs with 189.
Oct. 2, 2013
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THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE
Thursday vs. Air Force - POSTPONED
Saturday vs. New Mexico at 7 p.m. (Bronco Gym) Live Stats Live Video
Monday vs. Grand Canyon at 7 p.m. (Bronco Gym) Live Stats Live Video
THIS WEEK IN BRONCO VOLLEYBALL
- Boise State (7-6, 2-2 MW) continues Mountain West Conference action this week with what was to be a three-match homestand in Bronco Gym against Air Force and New Mexico, as well as its final nonconference contest versus Grand Canyon.
- The Broncos match scheduled for Thursday night at 7 p.m. (all times listed are Mountain Time) against Air Force (4-11, 1-2 MW) has been officially postponed as a result of the government shutdown. The two schools are working on rescheduling the match, perhaps as early as this Friday.
- The action will go on this Saturday night at 7 p.m. when the New Mexico Lobos (11-2, 2-1 MW) come to town for a crucial home match for the Broncos. The Lobos have lost only twice this year and are looking like strong contenders for the title, they are currently in fourth-place after three matches.
- Monday night will have the Western Athletic Conference’s Grand Canyon Antelopes (7-7, 1-2 WAC) in town for Boise State’s final nonconference match at 7 p.m. in Bronco Gym.
MW PRESEASON POLL
- In relation to the three Mountain West schools involved this weekend the MW coaches predicted New Mexico to place fifth, Boise State seventh and Air Force 10th in the 2013 league race.
- Live video for all of the Broncos’ matches this weekend will be available online through the Bronco Digital Network by clicking on the “Watch Live” link at www.broncosports.com/videos.
- Friday, Oct. 4: Fans attending Friday’s soccer match against Wyoming will receive a voucher that will get them into Saturday night’s volleyball match against New Mexico at 7 p.m. in Bronco Gym.
- Monday, Oct. 7: Fans attending Monday night’s volleyball match against Grand Canyon will receive a voucher for free admission into next Friday’s, Oct. 11, soccer game versus San Jose State at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex.
MATCH 14, Air Force Match Notes
- Thursday’s Air Force-Boise State encounter will be the seventh all-time and fifth in MW play between these two programs, Boise State is 6-0 against the Falcons.
- The Broncos are 2-0 against Air Force in Bronco Gym.
- Air Force enters the week at 4-11 overall and 1-2 in league play, the Falcons are 2-8 on the road in 2013.
- Last week AFA went 1-1 at home in MW play losing 3-0 to Colorado State before rebounding to knock off Wyoming in four (3-1).
- Air Force features a balanced attack with four players recording over 100 kills on the year led by Akokwe Clement with 152, followed by Maggie Sherrill with 125.
- The Falcons returned six starters and 13 letterwinners from 2012.
MATCH 15, New Mexico Match Notes
- Saturday’s match between the Broncos and Lobos will be the sixth all-time in the series with UNM leading 4-1.
- The two split last year’s series with the home team winning both, Lobos won 3-2 followed by the Broncos 3-0 victory.
- New Mexico enters the week at 11-2 overall and 2-1 in league play. Their lone MW loss was in five sets to No. 17 and undefeated Colorado State in Albuquerque last Saturday.
- The Lobos will play at Utah State Thursday night.
- Chantele Riddle leads the Lobos in kills with 178 to rank second in the MW for kills per set at 3.71 on the year. Julia Warren is the only other Lobo with over 100 kills with 112 on the season.
- UNM returned five starters plus the libero and seven letterwinners from 2012.
MATCH 16, Grand Canyon Match Notes
- Monday’s, Oct. 7, encounter with Grand Canyon will be the first between the two programs.
- GCU enters the week at 7-7 overall and 1-2 in Western Athletic Conference play.
- The Antelopes are coming off a week where they went 1-2 in league lsoing 3-2 at home to UM-Kansas City, won 3-2 at Chicago State, then lost 3-0 at Idaho.
- Grand Canyon will play at Seattle on Wednesday, Oct. 2, prior to their trip to Boise on Oct. 7.
- Kaitlynn Ausmus leads GCU with 178 kills tied for fifth in the WAC for kills per set at 3.07. She is followed by Shannon Dugan with 135 kills and Lanie Muys with 110.
- The first-year NCAA Division I program returned three starters and six letterwinners from 2012.
BOISE STATE TEAM NOTES
- The Record: Boise State is 7-6 overall and 2-2 in MW play heading into this week’s matches. The Broncos are 2-2 at home and 5-4 on the road in 2013.
- Recent Opponents: The Broncos won a pair of five-set MW road contests last week at San Jose State and Fresno State... they were the first two victories of the year by the Broncos on the opponent’s home court, the other three road wins were at neutral sites.
- Against 2012 NCAA Tournament: Boise State is currently 1-2 against teams that went to the 2012 NCAA Tournament: lost to No. 5 Washington, lost at Portland State and defeated Belmont.
- National Rankings: As of Sept. 30 the Broncos are ranked 35th nationally in hitting percentage (25.9 pct.), 54th in assists per set (12.76 aps) and 76th in kills per set (13.48 kps).
- Mountain West Rankings: Boise State enters the week ranked second in hitting percentage (25.9 pct.) on the year. It is ranked third in assists (12.7 aps), kills (13.48 kps) and service aces (1.24 saps) per set.
- The Head Coach: Shawn Garus is in his fifth season in charge of the Broncos where he is 69-70 to go with a career record 184-190.
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