Monday, August 20, 2012

Bronco Volleyball Team Ready to Begin 2012 Season

The Boise State volleyball team is set to premiere its 2012 squad in a trio of games this weekend.  The Broncos travel to Seattle for a battle with the University of Washington Friday night at 8 p.m., Mountain time.  They'll stay in Seattle for a pair of games against Portland State and Gonzaga on Saturday.

Blue Through and Through will have a complete preview of the Lady Broncos later this week.

Boise State Announces Women's Basketball Schedule

The Boise State women's basketball team has scheduled 10 games with teams that played in the postseason last year, according to the schedule released by the team this morning.

Defending NCAA participants San Diego State, Fresno State and Idaho State make up five of those games as part of the Lady Broncos' 29-game schedule this year.  Syracuse, UNLV, the University of San Diego, the University of South Dakota and the University of Missouri-Kansas City all played in the NIT last season.

The nonconference home schedule includes: North Dakota State University (Nov. 13), Idaho State (Nov. 20), Eastern Washington University (Dec. 7), Carroll College (Dec. 9), University of Portland (Dec. 16), University of South Dakota (Dec. 22) and the College of Idaho (Jan. 2). In addition, there will be a home exhibition contest versus instate-school Lewis-Clark State College as part of a doubleheader on Friday, Nov. 2. 
The Mountain West Championship Tournament will be held at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev., on the campus of UNLV March 12-16, 2013, with all nine teams advancing to the competition.  

Admission for Boise State home games is $6 for adults, $4 for children high school age or younger and $4 for senior citizens.  If you are planning on going to see several games, the Boise State All Sports Pass may be your best deal--it admits you to all Boise State games except football and men's basketball (or basketball doubleheaders).  For $50, you get access to all of the above.

The complete Bronco women's schedule is below:

Nov. 2 Fri.  LEWIS-CLARK STATE - Doubleheader Exhibition TBA Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 9 Fri. at Utah Valley 7 pm Orem, Utah
Nov. 13 Tue.  NORTH DAKOTA STATE - Doubleheader 7 pm Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 15 Thu. at Weber State 7 pm Ogden, Utah
Nov. 20 Tue.  IDAHO STATE 7 pm Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 24 Sat. at San Francisco 3 pm San Francisco, Calif.
at AIR FORCE CLASSIC (Nov. 30 - Dec. 1)
Nov. 30 Fri. vs. San Diego  7:30 pm Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dec. 1 Sat. vs. UMKC  2 pm Colorado Springs, Colo.
Dec. 7 Fri.  EASTERN WASHINGTON 7 pm Taco Bell Arena
Dec. 9 Sun.  CARROLL 2 pm  Taco Bell Arena
Dec. 16 Sun.  PORTLAND  2 pm Taco Bell Arena
Dec. 22 Sat.  SOUTH DAKOTA 1 pm Taco Bell Arena
Dec. 30 Sat. at Syracuse 11 am Syracuse, N.Y.
Jan. 2 Wed.  COLLEGE OF IDAHO 7 pm Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 9 Wed.  WYOMING* 7 pm Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 16 Wed. at New Mexico* 7 pm Albuquerque, N.M.
Jan. 19 Sat.  AIR FORCE* 2 pm Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 23 Wed. at Fresno State* 8 pm Fresno, Calif.
Jan. 26 Sat.  NEVADA* 2 pm Taco Bell Arena
Jan. 30 Wed.  COLORADO STATE* 7 pm Taco Bell Arena
Feb. 2 Sat. at UNLV* 4 pm Las Vegas, Nev.
Feb. 6 Wed.  SAN DIEGO STATE* 7 pm Taco Bell Arena
Feb. 9 Sat. at Wyoming* 2 pm Laramie, Wyo.
Feb. 16 Sat.  NEW MEXICO* 2 pm Taco Bell Arena
Feb. 20 Wed. at Air Force* 7 pm USAFA, Colo.
Feb. 23 Sat.  FRESNO STATE* 2 pm Taco Bell Arena
Feb. 27 Wed. at Nevada* 8 pm Reno, Nev.
March 3 Sat. at Colorado State* 2 pm Fort Collins, Colo.
March 6 Wed.  UNLV* 7 pm Taco Bell Arena
March 9 Sat. at San Diego State* 3 pm San Diego, Calif.
March 12 Tue. First Round 8:30 pm Las Vegas, Nev.
March 14 Thu. Quarterfi nals   TBA Las Vegas, Nev.
March 15 Fri. Semifi nals   TBA Las Vegas, Nev.
March 16 Sat. Championship 8 pm Las Vegas, Nev.
Home Games are in BOLD  *Mountain West game All times are MOUNTAIN

Chamberlain Qualifies for U.S. World University Team

Boise State senior Jason Chamberlain downed 2012 NCAA Champion Frank Molinaro to win the freestyle 66 kg division at the World University Trials over the weekend and will represent the United States at the World University Games in Finland this October.  

Chamberlain qualified into the final after winning the University National Freestyle Championships in June.  Molinaro won the challenge bracket, advancing to the best-of-three final.  Chamberlain won the first period of the first round, 3-0 and earned the tiebreak of the second period. In round two, Molinari won the first period, 1-0, but Chamberlain won two consecutive periods (3-0m, 1-0) to earn his place on the American freestyle team.

Former Bronco Andrew Hochstrasser was one win away from the final in the 60 kg division.  Hochstrasser won his first to matches before losing to three-time All-American Jimmy Kennedy of Illinois in the Challenge Finals.  Adam Hall of Boise State was third at 66 kg.  Brian Owen wrestled in the same bracket as Hochstrasser, finishing 1-2 on the day.

Bronco Soccer Team Moves to 2-0

The exciting Boise State soccer team powered their way to a 4-1 win over North Dakota State to wrap up the Holiday Inn Classic at the Boas Tennis and Soccer Complex yesterday.

Katy Oehring booted her fourth career goal in the 13th minute, hitting a free kick just past the near post from 20 yards away.  It was the only goal of the first half, but the Broncos came out strong in the second, scoring three goals in less than 11 minutes.  Senior Lauren Hickok set up freshman Anna Popma with a volley that Popma sent in from five yards out, giving Popma her first collegiate goal.  Shannon Schuren scored in the 74th minute as she took a pass from Mandy Nader and let fly a 35-yarder that bounced over McCormick and into the net.  Hickok scored in the 82nd minute, set up by a booming kick by Ashley Hruby, which surprised the Bison defense.  Hickok was one-on-one with Bison goalkeeper Katie McCormick, and her goal made it 3-1.  

For the second game, the aggressive Broncos dominated, holding a 21-5 shot advantage.  

So Boise State won their tournament, and the Lady Broncos know that if they play aggressive, they have their best chance to win.  That's a strategy they can take to Pullman this Friday and beat Washington State with.