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► What's Happening - The Broncos continue their 2009 Western Athletic Schedule this week with two away matches. They first travel to Reno, Nev., to take on Nevada on Thursday, Oct. 15. The 8 p.m. (Mountain Time) match will be the two teams' first meeting this season. Nevada enters with a 6-12 (2-3 WAC) record as well as a 4-4 home record.

Their second match of the week will be on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Fresno State. The 2 p.m. (Mountain Time) match will be the second and final regular season match between the two teams.

► Live Stats -
Live stats will be available for the Boise State vs. Nevada match at: http://www.nevadawolfpack.com/liveStats/liveStats.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=10000  

Live stats for the Boise State vs. Fresno State match are available at http://www.gobulldogs.com/sports/w-volley/sched/fres-w-volley-sched.html and by clicking the "GameTracker" logo on the right of the schedule.

► Nationally Ranked - The Fresno State Bulldogs are the only team of Boise State, Nevada and Fresno State to hold any national rankings. Individually, Brianna Clarke sits at No. 15 in the nation in blocks per set (1.39) while she leads her team to a No. 37 spot as a team (2.50). No other opponents for Boise State this week have top-50 national rankings.

Looking at Boise State...
► In General - The Broncos picked up their second win of the season and first home win on Monday when they upended the Idaho Vandals 3-1. It was the first time Boise State had defeated Idaho since Oct. 28, 1999.  The Broncos are now 2-16 on the season and 2-4 in the WAC (good for 8th place).

► Quick Look at the Broncos - The Broncos are led by junior Sadie Maughan in kills (162) and hitting percentage (.249) as well as blocks (70.0) and points (202.0). Breann Nesselhuf leads the team with 495 sets this season, while Jeanene Rose has had 14 service aces and Amanda Remy 188 digs to lead the Broncos.

An Overview: Boise State vs. Nevada...
► The Series - The series between Boise State and Nevada is at a 24-18 all-time record with the Wolf Pack holding the winning record. Nevada has earned four straight wins over the Broncos, two during the 2008 season as well as two during the 2007 season.
 
► About Nevada - The Wolf Pack are led by attacks by Kylie Harrington (228) while Lindsay Baldwin leads in percentage (.255). Harrington also leads in points (252.0) and aces (15) while Baldwin leads in blocks (70.0). Tatiana Santiago has accumulated 334 set assists while Sonnie Sei has added 293. Nicole Link leads the team in digs with 265 on the season.

An Overview: Boise State vs. Fresno State...
► The Series - The series between Boise State and Fresno State has lasted 21 matches, with the Bulldogs leading 14-7. The two teams have faced-off once this season already with Fresno State coming away with a 3-2 win on Oct. 1 in Boise after coming from being down two sets to none.
 
► About Fresno State - Leading the Bulldogs in kills is Lauren Berger (154) while Kelly Leonardo has the top hitting percentage of the season (.295). Brianna Clarke, who is ranked No. 15 nationally in blocks per set has a team high of 96 blocks as well as the top point scorer (198.0). Kelly Mason has added a team high of 259 digs while Allanah Munson has tallied 462 sets and 21 service aces.