The Boise State volleyball team returns home after a tough few games on the road where the Broncos went 0-2 and their four game winning steak snapped.
“We competed hard and it was tough,” sophomore libero Hannah Hubbard said. “But now that we are back home we are going to get back at it and go after these two teams.”
Those two teams are New Mexico and Air Force who are fourth and seventh respectively in the conference and who both defeated the Broncos earlier in the season.
“I am fired up to play and I am ready to go out there and get that win to get our confidence back up,” senior outside hitter Taylor Murphy said.
The Broncos have the home court advantage this time around—a place they have only lost three times this season.
“When we are at home they all look like their going to play the best match of their life,” head coach Shawn Garus said. “It’s exciting to see and fun for our fans to watch.”
The Broncos are currently on a four game winning streak at home.
“It’s a tough place for people to come in and get a win,” Garus said. “Our crowd is so engaged in the match and our team plays with so much confidence.”
Both Murphy and Hubbard will look to continue their great play as of late and both will be instrumental to the Broncos.
Murphy, who struggled to start the season, has been a force on the offensive side of the ball leading the team in kills.
“She stepped up as a senior when we needed it,” Hubbard said. “She turned it on and has been leading the team.”
Hubbard has been the anchor of the defensive front.
“Hannah has been a big impact for us for sure,” Murphy said. “It helps having a good defensive player that you know is going to be there in the back row.”
The Broncos will start their two game stand tonight when they host New Mexico at 7p.m. at Bronco Gym.
“They completely plan on beating New Mexico, who is an absolutely fantastic team,” Garus said. “They were second in the preseason poll, but our team thinks we are beating them.”