Bronco Volleyball Continues Home Stand

This Week’s Schedule ...

Nov. 2                  New Mexico State*                  7:00 p.m. MT

Nov. 4                  Louisiana Tech*                  7:00 p.m. MT


2006 Boise State Overall Record:     9-13

2006 Boise State WAC Record:     2-7


This Week The Boise State University volleyball team continues its home stand this weekend against Western Athletic Conference rivals New Mexico State (Nov. 2) and Louisiana Tech (Nov. 4), at Bronco Gym.


The Broncos (9-13 overall, 2-7 WAC) are currently in seventh place in the conference. Boise State is led by senior Cameron Flunder, who is hitting .339 this season, fourth-best in the conference. Flunder, the Broncos’ all-time kills leader, is also 10th in the WAC in kills this season (3.34 per game).


Sophomore Mandy Klein leads the team in assists, averaging 9.65 per game. The mark is fifth best in the conference. Klein is also fifth in the WAC in service aces, averaging .38 per game. Fellow sophomore Andrea Kelley is fourth in the WAC in service aces, averaging .40 per game.


Senior Jackie Stroud, who needs just 41 digs to become the school’s all-time leader, is averaging 4.29 digs per game, which is sixth best in the WAC.


The Broncos are coming off a 3-2 victory over North Dakota State, Oct. 29.


The Teams - The Aggies (26-1 overall, 9-1 WAC) are tied with Hawaii at the top of the conference, while the Bulldogs (6-21 overall, 0-10 WAC) are in last place.


New Mexico State, winners of each of its last nine matches, knocked off WAC foes Nevada and Utah State in three consecutive games last week. The Aggies’ Kim Oguh and Amber Simpson rank first and second in the WAC, respectively, in hitting percentage. Alice Borden is averaging 3.88 kills per game, Jackie Choi is posting 12.0 assists per game and Krystal Torres has averaged 4.77 digs per game to lead the Aggies.


The Bulldogs are led by Shannon Phillips’ 4.04 kills per game, Jenny Denton’s 8.57 assists per game, KC Clayton’s 1.26 blocks per game, and Brittney Nakamura’s 3.97 digs per game. Louisiana Tech is coming off of losses to Nevada and Utah State last week, each of which by a score of 3-1.


BLOCKING BRONCOS: The Broncos have a 5-2 record when they outblock their the Broncos’ nine wins this season they have recorded 74 blocks to their opponents’ 69.5.


KILLS LEAD TO SUCCESS: When the Broncos record more kills than their opponents, they are a perfect 7-0...the Broncos have swept six of the seven teams in three straight games when leading in kills...Boise State has posted 476 kills in their eight victories this season to their opponents’ 431.


FIRST GAME WINS: The Broncos are 7-1 in matches in which they win the first game, with the only loss coming to Idaho, Oct. 25...when the Broncos lose the first game, however, they are 2-12, with victories against Louisiana Tech and North Dakota State.


KILL PERCENTAGE: The Broncos have recorded a kill percentage of .250 of higher against three teams this season (Fresno State, Gonzaga and Northern Arizona)...when hitting above .250, the Broncos have swept each of their opponents in three consecutive games...similarly, when the Broncos lead their opponent in kill percentage, they are a perfect 7-0.


ALL-TIME KILL LEADER: With 254 kills this season, Flunder now has 1,401 on her career, making her the Boise State all-time leader for kills in a career...Flunder went into the 2006 season needing only 135 kills to pass the Broncos’ all-time leader...with a season-high 20 kills against Louisiana Tech, Sept. 21, Flunder surpassed Kelly Baker (1986-89) to become the school’s all-time leader in career kills...she is currently the school leader by 120 kills.


DIG THIS: With 339 digs already this season, senior Jackie Stroud now has 1,309 digs in her career...she is currently in second on the Bronco list for career digs, 41 behind the school’s all-time leader...with five more digs, Stroud will move into 10th on the Western Athletic Conference all-time list...Stroud also set both a career high and a Bronco season high with 29 digs against Idaho, Oct. 25.


MOVING UP THE LIST: With 762 assists already this season, Mandy Klein now has 1,399 on her not even two full seasons, the sophomore has moved into ninth place on the Bronco all-time list...with 198 more assists this season, Klein will also crack the top 10 list for most assists in a single season.

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