Courtesy: Spencer Farrin (Moscow, Idaho)
Cassie Hamilton
Volleyball takes on Utah State
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 11/03/2011
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MOSCOW - The Idaho volleyball team will hit the road for its only match this week as it visits Western Athletic Conference foe Utah State on Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. pacific.

The Vandals topped the Aggies 3-0 in Memorial Gym on Oct. 7 with 25-17, 25-14 and 25-16 set victories.

Idaho enters the match at 13-11 overall and 7-4 in the WAC after winning back-to-back WAC home matches last week. The Aggies are 11-13 on the season and 6-5 in the WAC, just one game behind Idaho for third place in the conference standings.

The Vandals and Aggies have met 36 times in history, with each team taking home 18 wins in the series.

Idaho sophomore Allison Walker is coming off of her second WAC Player of the Week selection in the month of October, as she earned the honor for the week of Oct. 24-30 after averaging 5.29 kills, 1.29 digs, 5.50 points and 0.43 blocks per set while hitting .278 in Idaho's two wins.

Vandal senior libero Cassie Hamilton is chasing Idaho's all-time digs record. She enters the match with 1,340 career digs, and is 80 digs shy of the record with three regular season matches remaining. Hamilton's 4.44 digs per set this season lead the WAC.

Utah State hitter Liz McArthur ranks fourth in the WAC with 4.00 kills per game in conference matches, while libero Lauren Bodily ranks fourth with 3.49 digs per game.

Fans can follow live video and live stats of the match online at

Idaho wraps up the regular season with trips to Fresno State (Nov. 10) and Nevada (Nov. 12) before heading to Las Vegas, Nev., for the WAC Tournament Nov. 21-23.

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