The No. 7 seeded Broncos will take on the No. 2 seed and tournament host
The tournament schedule goes as follows:
Thursday, November 20
Match 5 Winner Match 1 vs. No. 1
Friday, November 21 (Semifinals)
Match 7 Winner Match 4 vs. Winner Match 5, 8 p.m. (MT)
Match 6 Winner Match 2 vs. Winner Match 3, 10:30 p.m. (MT)
Sunday, November 23 (Championships)
Match 8 Winner Match 6 vs. Winner Match 7, 6 p.m. (MT)
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No. 7 Seed -
The Broncos are led offensively by sophomore Sadie Maughan who has tallied 210 kills (.278 percentage) on the season. She also holds the second highest block total for the Broncos with 100 (15 solo). Sophomore Alisha King sits just behind in kills with 209 on the season and a team leading kills per set average of 2.22. King is also tied with sophomore Lauren Hamm for a team high of 24 service aces.
In the WAC standings,
Four Broncos rank in the WAC individual standings with Maughan holding the No. 8 spot in both hitting percentage and blocks. Blaha leads the Broncos with the No. 4 spot in blocks while
No. 2 Seed -
The Wahine is led by Jamie Houston who has 319 kills this season (3.99 per set) and has added 55 blocks (10 solo). Kanani Danielson has added the second highest kills total of 234 while also producing a .304 percentage. She also leads the team in digs with 243 on the season. Amber Kaufamn has totaled 42 aces to lead the team while also producing a team high in total blocks with 79. Nickie Thomas has produced the most solo blocks with 11 and has a total of 55 blocks on the season. Dani Mafua has led the offense with 900 set assists.
As a team, the Rainbow Wahine lead the WAC in hitting percentage, assists, kills and aces. They rank No. 4 in blocks, No. 3 in opponent hitting percentage and No. 4 in digs.
Individually, Kaufman leads the WAC in hitting percentage and aces while
No. 3 Seed
The Broncos see a chance of playing the Vandals in the tournament if they can upset No. 2 seeded
They are led by Haley Larsen who has 456 kills on the season and leads the WAC in kills and points. Anna McKinney is also a big force for the Vandals totaling 193 kills and a team leading .303 hitting percentage. She also has 143 blocks (15 solo) to lead the WAC in the category and holds the No. 6 spot in the WAC for hitting percentage. Debbie Pedersen has totaled 78 blocks (five solo), good for the No. 7 spot in WAC blocking while Kelsey James has racked up 1059 assists, good for the No. 2 spot in the WAC for assists. Kelsey Yonker has notched 32 aces and 417 digs to rank No. 4 and No. 3 in those WAC categories, respectively.
As a team,
No. 6 Seed
Offensively, the Wolf Pack is led by Kylie Harrington who has tallied 296 kills and ranks No. 7 in kills in the WAC and No. 10 in points. Lindsay Baldwin in close behind with 280 kills and has totaled 116 blocks (12 solo) during the season. She ranks No. 3 in the WAC in blocks, No. 6 in total points and No. 10 in kills. Defensively, the Wolf Pack is led by libero Nicole Link who has tallied 360 digs and 27 aces. She sits at No. 5 in digs for the WAC and No. 10 in aces. Allison Hernandez also ranks in digs in the conference standings, sitting at No. 10 with 271 digs. Sonnie Sei has racked up 810 assists, good for No. 6 in the WAC standings.
As a team,