Split Schedule for Broncos
Oct. 3, 2016

THIS WEEK FOR BRONCO VOLLEYBALL

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Tuesday, Oct. 4

  • Boise State (11-6, 2-2 MW) at Air Force (9-8, 0-4 MW)
  • USAFA, Colo. (Clune Arena)
  • 6 p.m. (Mountain)
  • Live Stats on GameTracker
  • Watch Live on Mountain West Network

Saturday, Oct. 8

  • Utah State (6-9, 1-3 MW) at Boise State (11-6, 2-2 MW)
  • Boise, Idaho (Bronco Gym)
  • 2 p.m. (Mountain)
  • Live Stats on GameTracker
  • Watch Live on Mountain West Network
  • Promotion: Breast Cancer Awareness Day, wear pink and get a $3 ticket ... PINK OUT ... poster making station.
  • Parking: Free parking is available in the west Albertsons Stadium Parking Lot.


WHAT'S HAPPENING

  • Boise State (11-6, 2-2 MW) has a split schedule this week traveling to face Air Force (9-8, 0-4 MW) at 6 p.m. (Mountain) Tuesday night in the Colorado Springs, Colo., metro area. The Broncos will then return home to host Utah State (6-9, 1-3 MW) at 2 p.m. (Mountain) on Saturday.
  • Boise State looks to get back on the winning side coming off a split at home last week sweeping San Diego State on Sept. 29, before falling in four to Nevada on Saturday (Oct. 1).
  • Air Force lost a pair of home contests last week to Nevada (3-1) and San Diego State (3-0).
  • Utah State has lost three straight at San Diego State (3-2), then two at home to Colorado State (0-3) and Wyoming (0-3). 
  • The preseason Mountain West poll picked Boise State to finish second, Air Force was selected 11th, while Utah State was projected ninth out of the 11 teams. The Broncos are 9-2 all-time versus Air Force and 20-17 versus the USU Aggies.

BRONCO STORY LINES

  • Boise State brings a 11-6 overall record and 2-2 league mark into the weekend.
  • Broncos are ranked 41st in the first NCAA RPI ranking of the fall.
  • Last year Boise State went 15-3 in MW play, good for second place. 
  • Sierra Nobley leads the MW in double-doubles this year recording 11 in 17 matches.
  • On the year the Broncos are led by the Mountain West Preseason Player of the Year Sierra Nobley with 299 points (266 kills, seven service aces, seven block solos and 38 block assists) on the year ... Maddy O'Donnell follows with 214 points (156 kills, 16 service aces, nine block solos and 66 block assists).
  • Boise State is hitting 22.6 percent as a team and holding opponents to 18.2 percent ... the Broncos are averaging 13.83 kills per set and 2.41 blocks.
  • Maddi Osburn is looking to join the 1,000 career digs club at Boise State needing nine to reach the milestone.
  • Maddy O'Donnell - who has 321 blocks - is looking to move into 10th-place on the career blocks list needing six to pass Amber Woodcock who has 326.
  • Sierra Nobley needs 30 kills to move into third place on the Boise State career kills list, she sits at 1,211 and needs to get to 1,242 to pass Tara Brinkerhoff who is third with 1,241.

QUICK LOOK AT AIR FORCE

  • Air Force enters the week at 9-8 overall and 0-4 in MW play ... they are coming off a pair of home defeats 3-1 to Nevada and 3-0 to San Diego State.
  • Air Force returns one starter and 11 letterwinners from last year's team that went 12-21 overall and 5-13 in MW play, good for 10th place.
  • Elizabeth Pennington leads the Falcons with 255 kills (3.81 kps) followed by Abigail Miksch with 245 (3.77 kps).
  • As a team the Falcons hit 19.3 percent and hold opponents to 20.8 percent, they average 12.73 kills per set.

QUICK LOOK AT UTAH STATE

  • USU enters the week at 6-9 overall and 1-3 in MW play ... the Aggies are coming off two 3-0 home defeats to Colorado State and Wyoming last week.
  • The Aggies return all six starters plus the libero and 11 letterwinners from last year's squad that went 6-26 overall and 2-16 in conference, 11th place.
  • On the year Kayli Kamalu-Smith leads the Aggies with 175 kills (3.5 kps) followed by Lauren Anderson with 172 (3.25 kps).
  • As a team Utah State hits 22 percent and holds opponents to 22.7 percent ... they average 12.5 kills per set.

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