Oct. 12, 2004
The Air Force volleyball team wraps up the first half of the Mountain West Conference season with a pair of road matches this weekend. The Falcons travel to Las Vegas, Nev., for a match with the Rebels on Friday, Oct. 15, before making the quick trip to San Diego, Calif., for a shot at conference foe, San Diego State, on Saturday, Oct. 16.
Air Force Weekly Volleyball Notes
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SCOUTING UNLV (8-7, 2-3 MWC)
The Rebels are ranked third in the conference with 15.51 kills per game ... Maria Aladjova has a league-leading 3.88 per game average ... UNLV leads the league in service aces (1.81 per game) and digs (18.40 per game) ... they are ranked second with 14.18 assists per game ... backed by Jada Walker's MWC-best 4.54 digs a game, UNLV averages nearly four more digs than anyone else ... UNLV most recently dropped a pair of 3-1 matches to No. 20 Utah and BYU.
LAST TIME OUT
The Falcons dropped both matches last season to the Rebels, but nearly claimed a win during its first MWC road trip of the season. Air Force took the Rebels to five at Las Vegas, backed by strong performances in the first and third games. UNLV went on to sweep Air Force at the Academy in three later in the season.
Air Force has just two victories over UNLV during the 16-match series (3-1 wins in 1996 and 1999). It came close to earning its third win last season, as it took the Rebels to five for the first time ever. UNLV leads the all-time series 14-2.
SCOUTING SAN DIEGO STATE (1-17, 1-4 MWC)
Although San Diego State has won just one match, it was a MWC match over Wyoming ... the Aztecs returned just one starter from last year's 18-14 team - Kara Moriarty, who currently leads the team with 3.42 kills per game ... eight Aztecs have totaled double-figures in blocks, as the team is ranked fifth with 2.57 blocks per game ... Ashley Bowker is ranked fourth in the MWC in blocks, with 1.26 per game ... prior to playing Air Force, SDSU will host New Mexico on Friday (Oct. 15)
LAST TIME OUT
San Diego State swept Air Force in both matches last season. A combination of 20 attacking miscues and 10 service errors doomed the Falcons in the first meeting. The Falcons remained close in the second contest, but errors were again costly and Air Force dropped two close games with marks of 31-29 and 30-28.
San Diego State has been dominant over the Falcons during series' 14-match. With the exception of a 3-1 Air Force win in 1999, the Aztecs have swept the Falcons in three games. San Diego State is 13-1 all-time against Air Force.
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