Boise State Travels to Nevada

Oct. 26, 2017

QUICK FACTS

Opponent: Nevada Wolf Pack
Location: Reno, Nev. (Lombardi Pool)
When: Friday, Oct. 27
Time: 2 p.m. (Mountain)
Live Scoring: None

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WHAT IS HAPPENING

  • The Boise State swimming and diving team will face Mountain West rival Nevada this Friday in the Broncos' second dual of the season at Lombardi Pool on the campus of the University of Nevada starting at 2 p.m. (Mountain) in Reno.

  • These two teams have combined for the last two Mountain West titles with the Broncos winning last year with Nevada placing third, while Nevada won the 2016 championship with Boise State placing second. 

  • In all, Boise State has won three MW titles and finished second three times since joining the league for the 201-12 campaign.

  • Nevada joined the MW in 2013 and has won one title and placed third three times with one fifth-place finish in the Wolf Pack's first season in the conference. 

LAST TIME OUT

  • The Broncos hosted in-state rival the Idaho Vandals winning 167-122 at the Boise West YMCA and Boise City Aquatic Center on Oct. 7.

  • Boise State won 17 of the 18 events during the dual as it dominated Idaho. 

  • Senior Emma Chard and junior Ally Kleinsorgen led the Broncos with four victories apiece in the pool, while junior diver Cassidy Bose posted a Zone Qualifying score on 1-meter and just missed another qualifying score on 3-meter.

ABOUT NEVADA

  • The Wolf Pack have had a solid opening to their season winning the Nevada Relays over San Diego State and UC Davis, they then placed third at the Chick-Fil-A Invitational. 

  • Brendon Bray a Reno native and University of Washington alumnus is in his second season at the helm of the Wolf Pack program. 

LEADING THE SWIM TEAM

  • Boise State returns 15 letterwinners from last season's Mountain West Championship squad. Among those returning is two-time NCAA Championships participant senior Emma Chard. Last year at the NCAAs she competed in the 200 free, 500 free, 1,650 free. Chard is also the two-time defending Mountain West 200 Freestyle Champion and was part of last year's winning 400 free and 800 free relays in addition to finishing second in both the 500 and 1,650 frees.

  • Also back are Senior Emily Mathis who set the school record for 200 breast (2:12.35) at the MW Championships last winter and Ally Kleinsorgen who is the defending MW 100 backstroke champion.

  • Boise State returns a large portion of its relay teams with six of the nine members back from a squad that swept all five titles at last year's MW Championships including: Emma Chard, Cody Evans, Ally Kleinsorgen, Robin Pinger, Abbey Sorensen and Laura Williams.

LEADING THE DIVE TEAM

  • In diving, the Broncos return junior Cassidy Bose who made history last spring by becoming the first diver from Boise State to ever qualify for the NCAA Championships.

  • Bose is joined by two freshman Taylor Clark and Tatum Thompkins on the diving squad.


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