Broncos Host No. 3 Hawaii, San Jose State in Final Home Stand of 2009

Bring a canned food item to the Hawaii match, get a $1.00 admission and piggy-back the football game on Saturday with the volleyball match afterward on senior night.

► What's Happening - Boise State (6-19, 6-7 WAC) hosts their final two home matches of the season on Nov. 12 and Nov. 14 in Bronco Gym.

The Broncos will begin their final home stand with No. 3 -ranked Hawaii (23-2, 13-0 WAC) at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 in Bronco Gym. Fans are encouraged to bring at least one item of canned goods to the door to receive a discounted $1.00 entry fee.

On Saturday, Nov. 14, the Broncos host San Jose State in a 7 p.m. match in Bronco Gym. Fans are encouraged to piggy-back their Bronco Game Day festivities and come to the match following the Boise State vs. Idaho football game. Be sure to arrive a little early to watch the honoring of two Bronco seniors, Kati Lewis and Jeanene Rose, prior to the match.

► Live Stats -
Live stats will be available for the match at: www.broncosports.com under the "Multimedia" tab.

► Live Video Streaming - Live video will be available for the match at: www.broncosports.com under the "Multimedia" tab and "Live Webcasts". The subscription for a BroncoVision pass is $9.95 per month or $69.95 per year.

► Ticket Prices - Ticket prices for all volleyball matches are general admission prices: $5.00 for adults; $3.00 for juniors and seniors and free for students with valid I.D.'s. However, on Nov. 12 against the Hawaii, fans can bring an article of canned food and receive a $1.00 admission.

► Record Watch - A handful of Broncos are continuing to move their way into the record books. Junior Alisha Young made a jump in the all-time total career points chart (since the inception of rally scoring in 2001), moving from No. 6 to No. 5 with 714.0 career points. Junior Sadie Maughan sits at No. 4 on the same list with 765.0 points.

Lauren Hamm continues to hold the No. 10 spot in the all-time career digs category, inching her way to No. 9 with 1,000 total career digs. She is only 10 digs out of the No. 9 spot held by Chris Bond (1987-90).

Some marks to keep an eye on include Maughan's total career blocks number. She is nearing the top-10 all-time with 275 so far through her career. The No. 10 spot is 282 total blocks.  Lauren Hamm has 72 aces with the No. 10 spot in career aces sitting at 117.

Looking at Boise State...
► In General - The Broncos look to continue their outstanding home efforts as of late, hoping to continue their four-match home-court winning streak this weekend. Not only has the team had a success bout at home, but they have won five of their last eight matches. The team is now ranked fourth in the WAC and has earned the highest number of conference wins since 2006.  

► Quick Look at the Broncos - The Broncos are led by junior Alisha Young in kills with 240 on the season while junior Sadie Maughan holds a slight lead in hitting percentage with a .246 season average. Maughan also leads the team in blocks (97.0) and points (293.0). Sophomore Breann Nesselhuf leads the set assists category with 779 assists while senior Jeanene Rose leads in aces (19) and sophomore Amanda Remy leads in digs (258).

An Overview: Boise State vs. Hawaii...
► The Series - The series between Boise State and Hawaii has consisted of 20 matches, all of which the Rainbow Wahine have won. The two teams have faced-off once this season already, with Hawaii sweeping Boise State, 3-0 in Honolulu.

► About Hawaii - The Rainbow Wahine enter the week with a 23-2 record as well as a perfect 13-0 record in WAC play. Not only does the team rank No. 3 in the nation, they also rank in numerous categories as a team and as individuals. As a team they rank No. 2 in hitting percentage, No. 6 in match win-loss percentage, No. 11 in aces per set, No. 13 in kills per set, No. 16 in assists per set and No. 34 in blocks per set. Individually, Amber Kaufman sits at No. 3 in hitting percentage and No. 41 in aces per set. Kanani Danielson holds the No. 36 spot in kills per set as well as No. 41 in points per set. Brittany Hewitt holds the No. 12 spot in blocks per set and sits at No. 39 in hitting percentage. Aneli Cubi-Otineru holds the No. 5 spot in aces per set while Dani Mafua holds the No. 12 spot in assists per set.

The Rainbow Wahine's only losses of the season came on Sept. 5 and Sept. 6 to then-ranked No. 2 Texas and No. 10 California. Since then, they have produced a 19-match win streak. Danielson leads the team in kills (326) on the season while Kaufman in hitting percentage (.477). Mafua leads in assists (937) while Cubi-Otinerus in aces (45). Hewitt leads in total blocks (93) while Ka'aihue leads in digs (287).

An Overview: Boise State vs. San Jose State...
► The Series - The series between Boise State and San Jose State sits at 19 total matches, with San Jose State leading the series 15-4. In their most recent match, the Broncos earned a 3-2 win over the Spartans on Sept. 26.
 
► About San Jose State - The Spartans hold a 1-23 record on the season and a 1-12 record in the WAC. Their sole win of the season thus far came on Oct. 17 when they defeated Louisiana Tech in  San Jose, Calif., 3-2. Taylor Japhet leads the team in kills (223) while Kyle Miraldi leads in hitting percentage (.252) and total blocks (44). Caitlin Andrade leads in assists (651) as well as aces (24). Kristal Tsukano leads in digs with 278 on the season.


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