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UNLV goes into the last full week of non-conference action as the only Mountain West women's volleyball team that remains undefeated. The Rebels put their 9-0 mark to the test on the road in Utah this week. UNLV opens the BYU/UVU Classic at Utah Valley on Friday night, followed by matches against CSUN and No. 9 BYU in Provo on Saturday.

UNLV is receiving votes for the second week in a row in this week's AVCA Top 25.

Best Starts: Four Mountain West teams are off to their strongest starts to the season. UNLV is having its best-ever season start at 9-0, while Air Force, at 8-2, has matched its best start in the Division I era of the program with the 1999 and 2003 teams. Fresno State (8-2) and Nevada (7-2) are both having their best season starts since the 2002 season.

We Like Big Crowds: New Mexico recorded its fourth-largest crowd in program history on Saturday, while Colorado State saw its fifth-largest crowd in Moby Arena on Friday. The Lobos, playing in WisePies Arena for the Lobo Classic, had 4,473 fans show up for their match-up with No. 1 Nebraska. The Rams hosted 6,253 of their closest friends for Friday's showdown with No. 3 Texas.

Diggin' It: New Mexico senior Julia Warren and UNLV senior Carly Riehl joined the Mountain West 1,000-career digs clublast week, joining Utah State senior Hannah Gleason in the 2016 class to reach the milestone. Gleason reached the mark in the first week of the season at the Ultra Ankle Challenge hosted by Oregon State.

Top 10 Attacks: Three Mountain West players rank 4-5-6 on the league's career attack percentage list, with a switch at 5-6 after last week's competition. Boise State junior Kaitlyn Oliver is fourth at .380, while Bronco senior Maddy O'Donnell is sixth with a .365 attack percentage. Wyoming senior Laura Beach rounds out the group in fifth place with a .369 percentage.

UNLV's Alexis Patterson and Fresno State's Maggie Eppright were named Mountain West Offensive and Defensive Players of the Week on Monday. Click HERE for more on this week's honorees.

Boise State will host No. 17 Santa Clara on Saturday, September 17 at 7:30 p.m. MT on the Mountain West Network, one of 10 matches broadcast on the MWN this week. All matches on the Mountain West Network on Campus Insiders are available live and on-demand, and are free of charge throughout the 2016 season. Go to TheMW.com and click on Live & Recent Events. For a full season schedule and links to live stats, go to Scores & Schedules.

 

 

This Week's Schedule
Date/Match-up Time TV/Web
Monday, September 12
Fresno Pacific at FRESNO STATE
Exhibition
7 p.m. PT Mountain West Network
Tuesday, September 13
UTAH STATE at Utah Valley 7 p.m. MT UVU-TV/WolverineGreen.com
Thursday, September 15
Idaho Invitational
WYOMING at Idaho

5:30 p.m. MT

Watch Big Sky
UC Irvine at FRESNO STATE 6 p.m. PT Mountain West Network
Air Force Invitational
Northern Colorado at AIR FORCE

7 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Boise State Classic
Portland State at BOISE STATE

7:30 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Friday, September 16
Idaho Invitational
WYOMING vs. Oregon State
WYOMING vs. Tennessee Tech

11 a.m. MT
5:30 p.m. MT
SDSU/USD California Mixer
Jenny Craig PavilionSAN JOSÉ STATE vs. Long Beach State
SAN JOSÉ STATE vs. Cal State Fullerton


1 p.m. PT
4:30 p.m. PT
UT Arlington Invitational
NEW MEXICO vs. Houston Baptist
NEW MEXICO at UT Arlington

1:30 p.m. CT
7 p.m. CT


UTAMavs.com
Boise State Classic
UC Davis at BOISE STATE
#17 Santa Clara at BOISE STATE

2:30 p.m. MT
7:30 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Mountain West Network
BYU/UVU Challenge
UNLV at Utah Valley

6:30 p.m. MT

UVU-TV/WolverineGreen.com
Air Force Invitational
Georgetown at AIR FORCE

7 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Omni Invitational
New Orleans at COLORADO STATE

7 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
Sacramento State Invitational
NEVADA at Sacramento State

7 p.m. PT

Watch Big Sky
SDSU/USD California Mixer
Aztec Court

UC Santa Barbara at SAN DIEGO STATE


7 p.m. PT
Saturday, September 17
UT Arlington Invitational
NEW MEXICO vs. Samford
NEW MEXICO at UTEP

10 a.m. CT
2 p.m. CT
Sacramento State Invitational
NEVADA vs. Cal Poly
NEVADA vs. Grand Canyon

10 a.m. PT
5 p.m. PT
Boise State Classic
Arizona State at BOISE STATE

Noon MT

Mountain West Network
BYU/UVU Challenge
UNLV vs. Cal State Northridge
UNLV at #9 BYU

10 a.m. MT
5 p.m. MT


TheW.tv
Omni Invitational
COLORADO STATE vs. Chicago State
COLORADO STATE at #18 Colorado

1 p.m. MT
7:30 p.m. MT


Pac-12.com
SDSU/USD California Mixer
Jenny Craig PavilionSAN JOSÉ STATE vs. UC Santa Barbara


1:30 p.m. PT
SDSU/USD California Mixer
Aztec Court

Cal State Fullerton at SAN DIEGO STATE
Long Beach State at SAN DIEGO STATE


2:30 p.m. PT
7:30 p.m. PT
Air Force Invitational
Southern Utah at AIR FORCE

5 p.m. MT

Mountain West Network
UTAH STATE at Utah 7 p.m. MT Pac-12.com