Broncos Enter Busy Week Hosting Idaho State, Nevada, Utah State

► What's Happening - The Boise State volleyball team has a busy week at home hosting Idaho State, Nevada and Utah State in Bronco Gym. The Broncos host Idaho State on Tuesday (Oct. 5) at 7 p.m. (Mountain), while hosting Nevada at 7 p.m. on Thursday (Oct. 7). They close out the week with their homecoming match on Saturday (Oct. 9) against Utah State at 3 p.m.

Ticket Information - Tickets to the match are general admission and are priced at $5 for adults, $3 for juniors & seniors, while Boise State students enter free with a student I.D. In addition, a Bronco Sports Pass is available at the athletic ticket office for Bronco fans that are looking for a season ticket to all volleyball, soccer, wrestling, women's basketball, gymnastics and softball competitions. The price for a Bronco Sports Pass is $50.

Tues., Oct. 5 is Middle School Night where middle schools can submit their rosters in advance to the ticket office and get the team in for free.

Saturday Parking - Parking for Saturday's match will be NOT be free of charge, due to the football game immediately following the volleyball match. Parking will be $10 per car.

Internet Coverage - Live stats will be available by going to the 'Multimedia' tab under www.broncosports.com and clicking on 'Live Stats' or by going to http://www.broncosports.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml. A link will show up once the event is available. Video will be available on Bronco Vision, under the 'Multimedia' tab at www.broncosports.com. Monthly subscriptions for audio and video are available for $9.59, while just audio for a month is $4.95. A yearly subscription is $69.95.  

A Look at Boise State:
● Weekly Recap:
The Broncos come off a week with double-header matches against Idaho. Boise State hosted the Vandals on Wednesday (Sept. 29), in front of a "Blue Out" crowd in Bronco Gym. The Broncos fought to a 3-2 win over Idaho, improving to 14-3 (2-1) on the season. On Saturday (Oct. 2) the two teams faced-off in Moscow, Idaho, where the Vandals walked away with a 3-1 victory.

About the Broncos: Boise State holds a 14-4 record on the season, including a 2-2 WAC record. Currently Alisha Young leads the team with 236 kills this season, while also leading in blocks (78) and points (301.5). Breann Nesselhuf leads the team in assists (755), while Kersti Whitney leads in aces (22). Amanda Remy leads the backcourt with 217 digs this season.  

 Record Watch: A handful of Broncos are making their mark in the Boise State record books this season with Sadie Maughan, Alisha Young, Elizabeth Griffin, Breann Nesselhuf and Lauren Hamm all inside the school's top-10 lists. Maughan and Young sit at No. 3 (1,060.5) and No. 4 (1,049.0), respectively, on the career points chart. The pair chases No. 2 Jeanette Jenkins who totaled 1,161.5 career points. Junior Griffin joins the senior pair in the career points top-10, entering at No. 10 with 490.5 points (knocked out Tiffany Starring (2004-2007) who had 485.5). Maughan also sits among the top-10 in career blocks, totaling 364 blocks, good for No. 7 thus far (367 is No. 6 by Cameron Flunder). Nesselhuf moved to the No. 8 spot this week in career assists with 1,699 so far (No. 7 is 1,862). Lauren Hamm moved to No. 8 on the career digs list with 1,147, chasing down No. 7 at 1,160 digs.

Boise State Head Coach: Shawn Garus enters his second season at Boise State and currently holds a 139-147 record over his career, as well as a 22-26 record at Boise State.

Match 19 Preview - vs. Idaho State:
● The Series:
The Broncos and Bengals enter their 65th competition against each other with Idaho State leading the all-time series 34-30. Most recently, Idaho State captured a 3-0 win over the Broncos in 2009 in Pocatello. The last time the two teams played in Bronco Gym, Boise State won 3-1.   

About the Bengals: Idaho State enters the week with a 10-6 record and a 3-3 Big Sky Conference record. Most recently the Bengals earned 3-1 wins over both Montana (Oct. 1) and Montana State (Oct. 2) in Pocatello, Idaho. The team is led by Haylee Thompson-Brock who has 224 kills and 245.0 points. Sarah Carson leads the team in blocks with 62 on the season while also joining Jaclyn Hone in leading the team with 14 service aces each. Jenna Proost leads the team with 224 digs while Lori Mendenhall leads the team in assists with 476.

Close Ties: Idaho State junior, setter Karissa Legaux has close connections with two Broncos, Lauren Hamm and Kersti Whitney, all attending Tesoro High School in Coto de Caza, Calif. Idaho State's senior, libero Jenna Proost returns to her native area, hailing from Eagle, Idaho (Eagle HS).  

Idaho State Head Coach: Chad Teichert holds a 33-41 record during his three years at Idaho State, including the team's 10-6 record this season.

Match 20 Preview - vs. Nevada:
● The Series:
The Broncos and Wolf Pack meet up for the 45th time in their series with Nevada entering with the 25-19 series lead. In 2009 the teams split the series 1-1 with Boise State winning 3-0 in Boise, Idaho, and Nevada winning 3-1 in Reno, Nev.    

About the Wolf Pack: Nevada enters the week with an 8-8 (2-1 WAC) record and are coming off of a 3-0 win over San Jose State (Sept. 30) and a 3-1 win over Fresno State (Oct. 2). Currently they are led by Kylie Harrington who has tallied 184 kills, 14 service aces and 212.0 points. Tatiana Santiago has added a team-high 526 assists, while Nicole Link had contributed 217 digs. Lindsay Baldwin leads the team in blocks, totaling 49 this season.  

Nevada Head Coach: Devin Scruggs holds a 220-178 record in her 14 years at Nevada, including the team's 8-8 record this season.

Match 21 Preview - vs. Utah State:
● The Series:
The Broncos and Aggies enter their 30th all-time contest against each other with Boise State holding the 16-13 series lead. In 2009 the two teams split the series 1-1 with Boise State winning 3-0 in Boise, Idaho, and Utah State winning 3-2 in Logan, Utah.    

About the Aggies: Utah State enters the week with a 13-3 overall record, including a 1-2 Western Athletic Conference record. Most recently the team earned a 3-0 win over Fresno State (Sep. 30), followed by a 1-3 loss to San Jose State (Oct. 2). The team is led by Liz McArthur who has totaled 270 kills, 23 service aces and 309.5 points. Shantell Durrant has racked up 82 total blocks this season, while Christine Morrill has added 295 digs. Chelsea Fowles has added 620 assists to the Aggies offense as well.

Close Ties: Utah State senior Shantell Durrant and Boise State senior Alisha Young both attended American Fork High School in American Fork, Utah.   

Utah State Head Coach: Grayson DuBose holds a 69-66 record in his six years at Utah State, including the Aggies' 13-3 record this season.

Bronco  Extras
Match Club - Boise State volleyball has created a new way for fans to support the Bronco volleyball program. Check out the "Match Club" button on the volleyball page of the www.broncosports.com website for more details.

All-Tournament Team Members - Alisha Young and Sadie Maughan were named to the 2010 Falcon Invitational All-Tournament Team, while Young and Breann Nesselhuf were been named to the 2010 Northwest Challenge All-Tournament Team. In the Uni/Wyo Cowgirl Classic, Young was joined by Liz Harden and Kersti Whitney on the all-tournament team, while Young also collected MVP honors. Most recently, Maughan was named as the NFINITY Wildcat Classic MVP, while also being joined by Nesselhuf on the all-tournament team.

WAC Honors - Boise State's Sadie Maughan earned her first-ever WAC Player of the Week honor on Sept. 20 for her efforts during the Sept. 13-19 week. Maughan's honor was only the fourth-ever by a Bronco since joining the WAC.

WAC Coaches' Poll - Boise State was picked to finish fifth in the 2010 WAC Preseason Coaches' Poll in August, earning 35 points. Hawaii was picked to win its 15th-straight WAC title (64 points, 8 first place votes), New Mexico State was picked second (57 pts., one first place vote), Fresno State was picked third (44 pts.) and Utah State was picked fourth (38 pts.) to finish ahead of the Broncos. Rounding out the conference was Idaho in sixth (32 pts.), Nevada in seventh (30 pts.), Louisiana Tech in eighth (30 pts.) and San Jose State in ninth (9 pts.).


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