Nov. 1, 2011
In its only contest of the week, the Air Force volleyball team will travel to Boise, Idaho, for its first Mountain West Conference road match at Boise State. The Falcons will face their travel partner at 7 p.m., on Friday, Nov. 4. It is the first Friday match for the Falcons since the conference season began.
Match Notes 11: at Boise State
Friday's match at Boise State is scheduled for 7 p.m., at Bronco Gym. Stats and video of the match will be available through Boise's State's website at www.broncosports.com.
SCOUTING THE BRONCOS
Boise State is currently ranked sixth in the Mountain West Conference with a league record of 4-7. The Broncos are currently even on the season with a 13-13 overall mark, although they will face Utah Valley on Tuesday evening. Boise State is coming off of an 0-2 weekend against New Mexico and TCU. Brittany Reardon leads the conference with a .373 hitting percentage, while Amanda Remy is ranked second in service aces with a 0.31 per set average.
Boise State holds a 3-0 all-time record against the Falcons, including a 1-0 advantage as Mountain West opponents. In the first meeting as conference foes, the Broncos took a 3-0 decision from the Falcons at the Academy.
MOVING ON UP
With 337 digs so far this season, Maiya Perich is currently ranked second on the program's Division I single-season list. She also improved her fifth-place ranking on the program's Division I list with 785 career digs and cracked the top 10 in career aces with 68.
The Falcons posted their best blocking total of the season on Oct. 29, collecting two solo blocks and 10 assisted stops at New Mexico. Ayesha Hein paced the Falcons with a season-best matching five blocks (one solo, four assisted), while Claire Bieber (one solo, one assisted) and Lizzy Carpenter (two assisted) each added two. Cami Richan, Kristen Holt and Victoria Foster rounded out the blockers with one each (all assisted).
As a team, Air Force is ranked third in service aces per set with a 1.22 average. Individually, Maiya Perich holds the same ranking in digs per set with a 4.38 average. Cami Richan is ranked seventh in the kills per set (2.99) and eighth in points per set (3.25), while Hillary Keltner is ranked eighth in assists per set (5.70).
WHAT'S ON DECK
Air Force closes out the 2011 home season next weekend against UNLV and San Diego State. The Falcons will host the Rebels at 7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 10, before concluding the home season against the Aztecs on Saturday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m.