Broncos Host Fresno State, Nevada in Final Regular Season Matches

What’s Happening: Boise State volleyball is set to play in their final week of the regular season. They will take on Western Athletic Conference opponents Fresno State and Nevada at Bronco Gym. On Thurs., Nov. 13 they will host Fresno State on “Pack the Gym Night” at 7 p.m. and will take on Nevada on “Senior Night” on Sat., Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

 

Follow the Action Live: Track the volleyball matches from home using live stats. Go to www.broncosports.com and select the “Multimedia” tab at the top of the page and go to “Live Stats” under that tab. Fans can also watch the match on Bronco Vision found under the “Multimedia” tab as well, listed as “Live Webcasts”. Bronco Vision subscriptions are $9.95 per month for access to all Bronco Sports or $69.95 for a year subscription.

 

On the Lookout: Boise State senior outside hitter Jeanette Jenkins is nearing the 1,000 mark in career kills. She sits only nine kills away with a career total of 991. Senior setter Mandy Klein is only three assists away from hitting the 3,500 assists in a career mark. She has a total of 3,497.

 

Boise State Quickly:  The Broncos come off a 1-1 finish last weekend, splitting with a loss to No. 7 Hawaii (3-0) followed by a win over Louisiana Tech (0-3) on Saturday.

 

The Broncos are led by sophomore Sadie Maughan who has totaled 197 kills (.291) and 93 blocks (15 solo) during the season. Sophomore Alisha King has added 188 kills (.107) while also having 19 aces and 134 digs. Senior Jeanette Jenkins has 167 kills on the season as does freshman Elizabeth Griffin. The Broncos are led by Mandy Klein in assists (724), Lauren Hamm in aces (22) and digs (320). Freshman Lydia Blaha leads the team in blocks with 99 (22 solo).

 

As a team, Boise State sits in the No. 7 spot in this week’s WAC standings with an 8-17, 4-10 (WAC) record. They sit at No. 3 in the conference in blocks, No. 5 in opponent hitting percentage and No. eight in hitting percentage, assists, kills, aces and digs.

 

Individually, Blaha holds the top Boise State spot at No. 3 in blocks. Maughan sits at No. 7 in the same category while also holding the No. 8 spot in hitting percentage. Klein ranks No. 7 in assists while Hamm ranks No. 6 in digs.

 

Nationally, the Broncos rank No. 29 in blocks (2.55 per set) while Blaha is the only player to rank in the top-100, sitting at No. 57 in blocks per set (1.14).

 

Fresno State Quickly: The Bulldogs hold a 6-16 record on the season, including a 3-10 record in conference play. They come off a 3-1 loss to New Mexico State on Saturday.

 

As a team, Fresno State sits at No. 8 in the weekly WAC standings. They also hold the No. 3 spot as a team in aces, No. 4 spot in digs, No. 5 in assists and kills, No. 7 in opponent hitting percentage and team hitting percentage and No. 8 in blocks.

 

Individually, Fresno State has four players in the conference rankings. Allanah Munson ranks No. 4 in assists. Baylee Platt sits at No. 6 in kills and No. 7 in points while Brianna Clarke sits at No. 8 in kills and No. 9 in points. Kasey Van Grouw holds the No. 4 spot in aces.

 

The Bulldogs lead the all-time series 13-6 over the Broncos, however in their most recent match-up; the Broncos earned a 3-2 win over Fresno State. The Broncos hold a two-match winning streak over the Bulldogs.

 

Nevada Quickly: The Wolf Pack enter the week as the No. 5 team in this week’s WAC standings with a 11-13 record and a 6-8 WAC record. Nevada finished 0-2 this past week, dropping a 3-2 match to New Mexico State on Thursday, followed by a 3-1 loss to San Jose State on Saturday.

 

The Wolf Pack are led by Lindsay Baldwin who has 255 kills on the season and 106 blocks. Kylie Harrington has the highest total kills with 276 and Nicole Link leads the team in passing with 331 digs. Sonnie Sei has run the offense with 740 assists while Link leads the team in aces (26).

 

As a team, Nevada ranks No. 4 in opponent hitting percentage of all the WAC teams, as well as No. 5 in blocks, No. 6 in hitting percentage and aces and No. 7 in kills, assists and digs.

 

Individually, Link ranks No. 5 in digs and No. 9 in aces, while Sei ranks No. 6 in assists, Baldwin No. 4 in blocks, Harrington No. 9 in kills, Lauren Kelly No. 8 in aces and Allison Hernandez who is No. 10 in digs.

 

Nationally, the Wolf Pack rate in the top-100 in blocks per set (2.18). Baldwin is the only top-100 individual, sitting at No. 63 in blocks per set. (1.13)

 

Nevada leads the all-time series 22-18 and has a three-match winning streak over the Broncos. In their most recent match-up, Nevada earned a 3-1 win over the Broncos.

 

 

 


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