Falcons Travel to CSU for Monday Night Match
Nov. 9, 2007
The Air Force volleyball team begins its last week of regular season action on Monday, Nov. 12, when it travels up Interstate-25 to face No. 18 Colorado State in Mountain West Conference action. In their next to last match of the regular season, the Falcons will head to
WHAT A WIN!!
Until its thrilling 30-24 victory over
The story of the night on Nov. 2 was blocking, as the two teams combined for 28 total blocks. Air Force's 14 blocks shattered the previous best of 9.5, which was set against North Carolina A&T in early September. The six solo blocks bested the previous high of four, while the 16 assisted stops were the third-best total on the year.
Michelle Harrington led the Falcons with season-best eight blocks, including a pair of individual stops. Jasamine Pettie collected five blocks (one solo, four assisted) and
PUTTING UP A WALL
The Falcons recorded just one block during the first set with
Playing in her final match at Clune Arena on Nov. 2, senior Kim Kallabis collected 33 assists, which was her sixth-best single-match output of the season. Also playing in her final home match, libero Morgan Dolan lit up her personal statistics, as she tallied a career-high 22 digs and her second-ever kill.
CLIMBING UP THE LADDER
To date, freshman
KALLABIS IS CLIMBING
With 49 assists during the Nov. 1-2 weekend, senior Kim Kallabis became just the sixth player in Division I era to tally at least 600 assists in a single season. In addition, with those 49 helpers, Kallabis moved from ninth to seventh in the single-season standings. She is now 60 assists shy of sixth-place.
Backed by the luck of the coin toss, Air Force has earned the right to the first serve in 22 of 28 matches. In addition, the Falcons have served first in the fifth-game during three of four such games.
WE'VE GOT SPIRIT, YES WE DO!
The Air Force volleyball staff began a new tradition at TCU on Sept. 21, as they unveiled the new "Spirit Award". The honor is given to the athlete that shows the most team spirit during a match. Julia
REACHING THE PLATEAU
Six Falcons have already accounted for over 100 kills this season - two more than the number of players that accomplished that feat all of last season. Katie Batchelder leads the team with 229 kills, while Caroline
DIGGING IT UP
Air Force has seven players with at least 100 digs, while two have crossed the 200-dig mark. Caroline
A HELPING HAND
With 49 assists over the last two matches, senior Kim Kallabis moved into ninth place on the Falcons' all-time career assist list. Over her four-year career, Kallabis has earned 1,449 helpers. Since entering NCAA Division I, only three other Falcons (Kristin Huitt, Tharommony In and Carly Siefken) have made the program's all-time assist list, although Katherine Dehne spent the all but one year at the Division I level (the team moved from Division II prior to the 1996 season.
TAKING IT MATCH BY MATCH
Katie Batchelder's 29 kills against Marist remains the third-best single-match total in the MWC. In addition, Batchelder leads the conference with seven aces against Quinnipiac and is ranked fourth with a 31.5 point-total against Marist. Air Force's 95 total digs against North Carolina A&T is ranked fourth, while its 15 total aces against Quinnipiac is tied for second and its 14 against
Sophomore Katie Batchelder leads the Falcons with seven double-doubles, highlighted by a 29 kills-18 digs performance against Quinnipiac. Freshman Caroline