Air Force Hosts Wyoming in MWC Match
Oct. 25, 2006
With just four weeks left in the regular season, the Air Force volleyball team resumes Mountain West Conference action on Saturday, Oct. 28, when it hosts
2006 Record: 8-11 (2-6 MWC)
Head Coach: Pat Stangle
Who to Watch: Rachel Smith (3.81 kpg); Samantha Eley (3.19 dpg)
LAST TIME OUT: Air Force dropped a three-game match to
LEADING THE WAY: Accounting for 27 service aces in 59 games, junior Rebecca Gerton currently leads the Mountain West Conference with a 0.46 aces-per-game average. Gerton has had two five-ace matches, which is tied for second in the league in terms of single-match production.
NIGHT OF FIRSTS: Hannah Sorber made her collegiate debut in the starting rotation against
FINALLY!: Air Force snapped its 14-match winless streak with a pair of victories over Centenary and
NOW SERVING...: Over the victorious weekend, Air Force caught its opponents from the line. Against Centenary, the Falcons served up 14 total aces - a mark just two shy of the new Division I single-match record that was set earlier this year. Freshman Katie Batchelder and sophomore Kristina Stewart chipped in four apiece, while junior Rebecca Gerton put down three. In the nightcap with
OFFENSE, DEFENSE...TAKE YOUR PICK: Freshman Michelle Harrington had a stellar defensive match against Centenary. In addition to assisting on four blocks, Harrington added a trio of solo stops. Against
BLOCK PARTY: Air Force blocked its way to 17 total stops - one shy of the Division I single-match record (18) set in 1999. Freshman Michelle Harrington assisted on four blocks, while adding a trio of solo stops. In addition, classmates Katie Batchelder and Jocelyn Booker added in six assisted blocks.
JUST BOOK IT: Jocelyn Booker gave the Falcons a spark against Centenary, connecting on 12 straight attempts during the second, third and fourth games. Easily defeating the opposing middle blockers, Booker managed to put down everything that Kim Kallabis sent her way during that stretch. In all, Booker accounted for 18 total kills and a team-best .484 hitting percentage. It is the eighth time in the Falcons' last 15 matches that Booker has recorded the team's best hitting percentage.
'RANK' YOU VERY MUCH: The Falcons are currently ranked third in the MWC with 1.77 aces per game. Only TCU (2.27) and
THERE WE ARE ... NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE: For the remainder of the season, fans of Air Force volleyball will be able to watch the Falcons from their computer. The Falcons' new GoAirForceFalcons.com has video-streaming available for all home matches. To access this special feature, fans can sign up for free "Bolt Action All-Access".
TRACKING THE FALCONS: With the switch to the new GoAirForceFalcons.com, Air Force faithful will be able to follow the game live on the internet with CSTV GameTracker. All home matches will now be available on the website, as well as several road contests.
ON THE HORIZON: After a grueling span of seven matches in just 12 days, Air Force has just one match scheduled for the upcoming week. The Falcons will travel to