BOISE, Idaho - After spliting matches last week, the Boise State volleyball team now prepares to host No. 12 Hawai’i, Thursday, before welcoming San Jose State, Saturday.
“We played really well against Hawai’i last year at home and really good earlier this year,” Bronco head coach Robin Davis said. “We’re excited to take another shot at playing another top-25 team because it’s really fun to do.”
This marks the second match-up against the Rainbow Wahine this season while it makrs the first meeting with the Spartans.
Last Week’s Results:
at Fresno State W 3-2 (33-31, 27-30, 26-30, 30-25, 15-9)
Idaho L 0-3 (28-30, 25-30, 19-30)
Sizing Up the Competition...
No. 12 Hawai’i (13-3, 7-0): The Rainbow Wahine are on a 10-match winning streak, earning them the No. 12 spot in the most recent CSTV/AVCA rankings ... Setting the pace for Hawai’i is sophomore Stephanie Brandt who not only leads the team in assists and service aces, but leads the WAC averaging 12.78 assists per game and ranks third with 0.33 service aces per game ... Junior Jamie Houston is currently second in the conference averaging 5.28 kills per game and leads the WAC in points per game with 5.84.
San Jose State (7-10, 1-5): The Spartans only win in the WAC came last week with a three-game sweep against La. Tech with senior Keri Anglin leading the way with 17 kills, six digs and three blocks ... Anglin currently ranks second in the conference in blocks (1.31 bpg) and is fifth in hitting percentage (.298) ... Junior Colleen Burke leads the WAC with a hitting percentage of .369 (59-31-155) ... Be on the watch for senior Jennifer Senftleben to make her presence known as she not only ranks seventh in the WAC in kills (3.74 kpg), but is ninth in points with 4.25 points per game.
Head Coach Robin Davis on ...
The play of his team...
“Certain players have been really good for a while now. Jeanene Rose has been really strong for five or six matches at the DS in serving, digging and passing. Lauren Hamm has been excellent at passing and controlling our serves received as our libero and Elise Ardron has been great the last two matches in the middle. ”
This week’s possible lineup...
“We’re going to switch the lineup around a little bit and use the strengths that we have as people are coming back. We’re not sure if Jamie (Claussen) will be in this weekend, she may be able to play Saturday, probably not Thursday against Hawai’i and then Sadie Maughan will still be out, so that hurts us a lot. ”
Last Week ...
Against Fresno State The Broncos broke a 10-match losing streak, beating Fresno State in five ... Mandy Klein tallied 60 assists ... Jeanette Jenkins led the team with a career-high 21 kills, while Alisha King had a career-high 20 kills ... Elise Ardron led the offensive attack with a hitting percentage of .286 (8-2-21) ... Lauren Hamm recorded a career-high 32 digs ... Jeanene Rose tallied a career-high 20 digs ... Maren Ericson notched a career-high 10 blocks ... As a team, the Boise State outblocked Fresno State 17.0 to 10.5, while out-hitting the Bulldogs .211(76-29-223) to .102 (70-45-244).
Against Idaho The Boise State volleyball team kept on pace with cross-state rival Idaho, but fell to the Vandals in three games ... Mandy Klein led the Broncos with 32 assists while sophomore Elise Ardron hit .357 (7-2-14) ... Jeanette Jenkins notched 10 kills while freshman Alisha King tallied 9 kills of her own ... Lauren Hamm and Kristen Voyson led the Broncos with 10 digs each ... Hamm also recorded three service aces on the night, while Elise Ardron and Jamie Claussen added a pair of their own, bringing the Broncos’ total to seven aces.
Double The Fun - This season, four different Broncos have tallied a double-double...
Jamie Claussen vs. UTSA 12 digs/12 kills
Arlee Tamietti vs. UC Davis 14 kills/14 digs
Lauren Hamm vs. UC Davis 10 kills/19 digs
Arlee Tamietti vs. Fresno State 23 kills/13 digs
Maren Ericson at Fresno State 10 kills/10 blocks
Broncos Bust Records - It was a day for the record books at Fresno State, Oct. 4, as Boise State tallied 109 total digs to rank eighth on the all-time team match records list ... Freshman Lauren Hamm notched a career-high 32 digs to place fourth on the Broncos’ all-time individual match high list ... In addition, six other Broncos set career highs against the Bulldogs ...
Elise Ardron 21 Attempts, 3 Digs
Maren Ericson 25 Attempts; 10 Blocks, Hit .273
Jeanette Jenkins 2 Assists
Alisha King 20 Kills, 62 Attempts
Jeanene Rose 26 Digs
Kristen Voyson 13 Digs
Unbelievable Underclassmen - The Broncos have four players ranked among the Conference leaders in six different statistical categories, with two of the four being freshmen and one being a sophomore. Among the leaders are freshmen Lauren Hamm (fourth, 4.59 digs per game) and Sadie Maughan (seventh, .276 hitting percentage; seventh, 1.17 blocks per game); sophomore Arlee Tamietti (eighth, 4.46 points per game; eighth, 3.65 kills per game). In addition, junior Mandy Klein ranks seventh in assists (10.49 apg).
Klein Climbs Charts - Junior setter Mandy Klein, who ranks fifth on the Broncos’ career list in assists, currently ranks seventh in the WAC with 10.49 apg ... Klein notched a career-high 61 assists against Fresno State, taking sole possession of fifth place on the Broncos’ career list in assists ... The junior has posted 598 assists this season, moving her career total to 2,337.
Digging Machine - Libero Lauren Hamm proved to be a force to be reckoned with on the defensive front at Fresno State as she notched a career-high 32 digs ... Hamm leads the Broncos with 257 digs on the season, averaging 4.59 digs per game and ranks fourth in the WAC.
Simply Flawless - Freshman middle blocker Sadie Maughan, hit .400 (8-0-20) against UTSA in her inaugural Bronco match, posting the Broncos’ fifth-most attempts without an error since 1993.
Double Team - It was double the fun on Friday when sophomore Arlee Tamietti and freshman Lauren Hamm recorded their first career double-doubles against UC Davis ... Tamietti tallied 14 digs and 14 kills, while Hamm notched 10 kills and 19 digs.
Stellar Start - The back-to-back three-game sweep over CSU-Fullerton and UTSA marked the first time since 2000 that Boise State had swept its first two matches of the season.
Tournament Team Players Senior Jamie Claussen and sophomore Arlee Tamietti were both named to the Bronco Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Tamietti’s outstanding play continued at the Gonzaga Tournament as she earned a spot on the All-Tournament team after leading Broncos with 10 kills against Gonzaga.