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Royce Hinton | Posted: 7 Nov 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Royce Hinton

No. 21 Cougars sweep San Francisco on the road


SAN FRANCISCO – Senior Kathryn LeCheminant led BYU women’s volleyball to a three-set (25-20, 25-19, 25-8) sweep on the road at San Francisco on Thursday to remain atop the West Coast Conference.

“I’m happy for the girls and team,” BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead said. “They played a great match. Give credit to each of the girls. We played strong in every facet.”

LeCheminant had 10 kills on 21 attempts with just two errors to hit a .381 clip, while adding four block assists to lead the team. Sophomore libero Ciara Parker led the team with 17 digs, and sophomore setter Camry Godfrey contributed 38 assists. Junior Tambre Haddock added 12 kills and six digs, while sophomore Alexa Gray contributed 10 kills in the win. Freshman Whitney Young had nine kills from 11 attempts to hit an impressive .818 hitting percentage.

Haddock gave BYU (20-4, 13-1 WCC) its first points of the match from a kill. A bad set by San Francisco (11-12, 7-6 WCC) gave the Cougars a five-point lead at 12-7, which forced a Don timeout. San Francisco continued to battle back, though, coming within three at 16-13 from a trio of kills. BYU maintained its lead to the end of the match, taking it 25-20 from a Don attack error.

The second set opened up 7-4 in favor of the Cougars after two straight San Francisco errors. BYU then had an eight-point lead at 17-9 after another Haddock kill. The Dons cooled off that Cougar stretch by going on a 6-0 run of their own, cutting the BYU lead to two at 17-15. A pair of kills from Gray gave the Cougars set point and a third kill ended the second set with a win at 25-19.   

Two kills from Young gave BYU a strong 6-1 start to the third set. A 7-0 run quickly followed to extend the Cougar lead to 10 at 13-3. San Francisco couldn’t find an answer for BYU’s attack as the Cougars took the third and final set 25-8 from another Gray kill.

The Cougars continue conference play on the road by heading to Santa Clara on Saturday to face the Broncos at 1 p.m. PST. The match will be broadcast live by Links to live stats can be found on the BYU women’s volleyball schedule page


Royce Hinton | Posted: 4 Nov 2013 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Royce Hinton

No. 21 Cougars hit the road for more WCC action


PROVO, Utah – The No. 21 BYU women’s volleyball team hits the road this week for more West Coast Conference action as they take on San Francisco and Santa Clara on Thursday and Saturday.

BYU (19-4, 12-1 WCC) won two home matches last week against Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine. The Cougars swept the Lions on Thursday and then beat the Waves in five sets on Saturday after being down two sets to none. The Cougars remain at the top of the WCC standings, with San Diego one game behind.

On Thursday, Nov. 2, BYU will take on San Francisco (11-11, 7-5 WCC) at 6:30 p.m. PST at War Memorial Gym. The Cougars swept the Dons in the first matchup of the series this year at the Smith Fieldhouse. BYU has never lost to San Francisco, posting a 7-0 record against them.

The Cougars will next face Santa Clara (8-13, 3-9 WCC) on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. PST at the Leavey Event Center. BYU beat the Broncos in four sets at home earlier this season. The Cougars lead the all-time series 5-1.

BYU is ranked in the AVCA Coaches Poll for the fifth consecutive week and the seventh week of the season.

Saturday’s match against Santa Clara will be broadcast live on Links to live stats for both matches can be found on the BYU women’s volleyball schedule page.