Roberts, Sabryn
Boise State University

Women's Volleyball Courtesy: Boise State Athletics

Split Schedule for the Broncos, at Utah State and Host Air Force

Boise State (11-8, 3-5 MW) at Utah State (3-16, 1-7 MW)
Logan, Utah  |  Wayne Estes Center
Tuesday (Oct. 16) | 7 p.m. (MT)
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Air Force (13-8, 3-4 MW) at Boise State
Boise, Idaho  |  Bronco Gym
Saturday (Oct. 20)  |  2 p.m. (MT)
Promotion: Military and First Responder Appreciation Night, veterans and active military and first responders get in free, while family get in for half price.
Parking: Albertsons Stadium West Parking Lot

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WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK

  • Boise State (11-8, 3-5 MW) has a split schedule this week traveling to Utah State on Tuesday, then returning home to host Air Force on Saturday.
  • The Broncos open the week at Utah State (3-16, 1-7 MW) at 7 p.m. Tuesday night in Logan. The Aggies have lost five straight entering the match.
  • Boise State wraps up the week when the Broncos host Air Force (13-8, 3-4 MW) at 2 p.m. on Saturday in Bronco Gym. The Falcons are coming off a home split last week.  
  • Both matches will have live video and live stats, for access go to the volleyball schedule page on BroncoSports.com for the links.  


SEASON STORY LINES

HEAD COACH SHAWN GARUS
  • Coach Garus is a two-time MW Coach of the Year (2015 and 2016), as well as the 2016 AVCA Region Coach of the Year.
  • Garus is 279-248 overall in his 18th year as a collegiate head coach. 
  • Garus is currently 171-129 at Boise State in his 10th season.
  • Garus ranks second in total wins in program history, out of 10 coaches all-time. 
  • Garus has recorded seven winning seasons, three (2010, 2015-16) with 20-plus wins, in his first nine seasons at Boise State.
BRONCOS BY THE NUMBERS
  • Leaders: Sabryn Roberts leads Boise State with 3.96 kills per set (3rd MW / 51st NCAA) ... Jessica Donahue adds 2.09 kps and team-high 1.36 blocks per set (3rd MW / 26th NCAA) ... Morgan Hughes averages 2.11 kps and 1.1 bps.
  • Team: As a team the Broncos are hitting 20.9 percent (5th MW) while holding opponents to 17.1 percent (4th MW / 51st NCAA) ... they average 12.94 kills (5th MW), 12.11 assists (4th MW), 1.59 service aces (4th MW / 34th NCAA), 14.36 digs (4th MW) and 2.54 blocks per set (3rd MW / 33rd NCAA). 
ROBERTS HITS 1,000 CAREER KILLS
  • Senior outside hitter Sabryn Roberts is the 15th member of the 1,000 career kills club.
  • Roberts currently has 1,166 career kills to ranked sixth all time.
  • Roberts moved from ninth into seventh place for career kills at Boise State with 29 kills combined against San Diego State and Fresno State (Oct. 4-6), she started the year in 20th with 889. 
  • She moved into sixth over the week of Oct. 11-13 with a combined 24 kills at CSU and Wyoming.
ROBERTS THE LEADER OF THE PACK
  • Sabryn Roberts has led the team in kills during 17 of the 19 contests (including two ties) to date, reaching double-digits 18 times and 20-plus in four matches, Portland State (20), Milwaukee (21), Washington (24) and San Diego State (20).
  • Roberts also has a team-high eight double-doubles (kills and digs combination).
DONAHUE, MASTER OF THE BLOCK
  • True freshman Jessica Donahue has made a huge impact for the Broncos at the net recording 72 blocks to date.
  • Donahue missed the first five MW matches before returning to action against Fresno State (Oct. 6) when she recorded a team-high seven blocks. 
  • She is currently 14th in the MW for total blocks ... third in the MW and ranked 26th nationally in blocks per set at 1.36.
  • In her first collegiate match versus Long Beach State, Donahue set the Boise State freshman record for blocks in a match with 10.
  • Her 10 blocks against Long Beach State is ranked tied for seventh in program history.
MORGAN HUGHES SERVING UP ACES
  • Senior transfer Morgan Hughes has made an immediate impact on the team leading the team in service aces with 31  to rank fourth in the MW and 31st nationally.
  • She is fourth in the MW and 33rd in the NCAA for service aces per set at 0.44.
  • Hughes has also impacted the team's defense, she leads the team and is 13th in MW for blocks (77) ... second on team and 12th in MW for blocks per set at 1.1.


UTAH STATE MATCH PREVIEW

  • The Broncos open week five of MW play at Utah State in a 7 p.m. encounter on Tuesday.  
  • This will be the 43rd meeting all-time with the Broncos leading the series 24-18 ... the two teams split last year with the home team winning both.   
  • USU enters the weekend at 3-16 overall and 1-7 in league ... the Aggies have lost five straight including a pair of road matches at Wyoming (3-0) and Colorado State (3-0).
  • Utah State is hitting 16.4 percent (11th MW) on the year and holding opponents to 24.9 percent (11th MW) ... the Aggies are led by Bailey Downing averaging 2.67 kills per set ... Lauren O'Brien is hitting a team-best 32.1 percent (7th MW) for 1.91 kps to go with 1.14 blocks per set (7th MW). 
  • The Aggies were picked to tie for eighth in this year's MW coaches preseason poll. 


AIR FORCE MATCH PREVIEW

  • The Broncos will wrap up the week when they host the Air Force Falcons at 2 p.m. on Saturday.  
  • This will be the 17th meeting all-time with the Broncos leading the series 13-3 ... there was a split last season with home teams claiming wins.  
  • Air Force enters the week at 13-8 overall and 3-4 in conference ... the Falcons split a pair of home matches last week falling to San Jose State (3-2) before defeating Nevada (3-2).
  • The Falcons are hitting 20.3 percent (7th MW) on the year and holding opponents to 17 percent (2nd MW / 45th NCAA) ... AFA is led by Elizabeth Pennington averaging 3.15 (8th MW) kills per set while hitting a team-best 26 percent ... Abigail Miksch adds 3.11 kills (10th MW) per set.
  • Air Force was picked to tie with Utah State for eighth in this year's MW coaches preseason poll.   

 
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