Nov. 19, 2012
The Air Force volleyball team wraps up the 2012 season this week with a pair of road contests. The Falcons will make their first Mountain West appearance to Fresno State on Wednesday, Nov. 21, before concluding the season at UNLV on Friday, Nov. 23.
Match Notes 14: at Fresno State; at UNLV
MATCH INFORMATION: FRESNO STATE
Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for youth. Live stats and video will be available at GoBulldogs.com (fees may apply for video service).
SCOUTING THE BULLDOGS
Fresno State, who fell to UNLV and UC Irvine last week, is currently 16-13 on the season and 7-7 in the conference. As a team, Fresno State leads the conference in service aces (1.37) and digs (15.21), while Barbara Alcantara (11.30, assists per game) and Korrin Wild (0.46, service aces per game) individually lead the Mountain West in their respective events.
MATCH INFORMATION: UNLV
Tickets are $8 for adults, while children under 12 are free. Live stats and video will be available at unlvrebels.com (fees may apply for video service).
SCOUTING THE REBELS
UNLV, who will face Boise State prior to the Falcons' visit, is currently 17-10 on the year and ranked second in the conference with a 9-5 record. The Rebels played just one match last week, defeating their travel partner Fresno State in three sets. UNLV is ranked second in the conference in digs with a 15.18 per-set average, backed by a pair of top-10 individual rankings.
A LOOK AT THE CONFERENCE
In overall matches, Maiya Perich is ranked third with 4.41 digs per set. Hillary Keltner, who is tied for the second in the league with 13 double-doubles, is ranked fourth in assists with a 9.60 per-set average. In single-match standings, Raquel Rosas tied for the conference lead in hitting percentage following her .769 (10-0-13) performance at Nevada, while Cami Richan is ranked fourth in kills (27) and Perich is ranked fifth in digs (30).
MOVING UP THE RECORD BOOK
With 60 assists over the Nov. 15-17, Hillary Keltner moved from seventh to fifth on the program's Division I list for career assists (1493 to date). The sophomore tallied 41 helpers against Colorado State to jump Kat Dehne for sixth, while the 19 assists against Wyoming vaulted her over Kim Kallabis for fifth.
THANK YOU FANS!
Over 5000 fans packed into Falcon Court at East Gym in 2012, as the Falcons recorded the program's fifth-best attendance average in Division I history. The attendance total of 398 per-match average is ranked fifth on the program's all-time list, while the 5,171 total is ranked seventh.
BLOCKING IT OUT
Ayesha Hein matched her career best with two solo blocks against Wyoming, while Cami Richan and Raquel Rosas tied for the team lead with four total blocks. The four assisted stops by Rosas was a career high for the freshman, matching the mark she tallied one match earlier against Colorado State.
TO THE LIMIT
Air Force played to a 24-26 score in the first set against Colorado State on Nov. 15. It is the sixth time since the 25-point scoring went into effect for the 2008 season that Air Force has played the Rams to a two-point score. The Falcons also came within two during three 2009 sets. The 24 points against the Rams are tied for second, behind a 25-point outing (25-27) in 2009.
FALCONS SHINE AGAINST COLORADO STATE
Felicia Clement paced all players with 15 kills against Colorado State, while posting a career-best .480 hitting percentage. Cami Richan also tallied .350 in the match, connecting on nine of 17 swings with just three errors.