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Royce Hinton | Posted: 2 Sep 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Royce Hinton

Balanced attack leads No. 10 Cougars past LIU Brooklyn in three

COLUMBUS, Ohio – A balanced attack led the No. 10 BYU women’s volleyball team past LIU Brooklyn in three sets (25-16, 25-8, 25-13) Friday afternoon at Nationwide Arena.

"I thought this was a really good team win tonight," BYU head coach Heather Olmstead said. "We did a great job of serving as a team and that helped us get the win."

Veronica Jones-Perry led the Cougars with 14 kills and five digs. Lyndie Haddock and Alohi Robins-Hardy each added a team-high 18 assists while Mary Lake chipped in 13 digs. Haddock and Amy Boswell each collected four blocks and Cosy Burnett put up 10 kills on a .667 clip. McKenna Miller added 10 kills and Makenna Santiago contributed 11 digs in the win.

BYU (4-0) jumped out to a 6-2 lead early in the first set against LIU Brooklyn (0-4) with kills from Jones-Perry, Boswell and Haddock. The Cougars stayed ahead by as many as five until a 4-1 Blackbird run brought LIU Brooklyn within two, down 10-8. The teams remained close until a pair of Burnett kills extended BYU’s advantage back to five at 15-10. Another 4-1 rally from the Blackbirds forced the Cougars to take a timeout leading by just three, 17-14. BYU quickly took the next six-straight points, capped off with a kill from Miller, before taking the set 25-16 on a service error.

The Cougars took an 8-1 lead to start the second set with kills from multiple players and an ace from Lake. Haddock and Whitney Young Howard later teamed up for a block to extend BYU’s advantage to 12-4. Another 5-0 Cougar run quickly forced LIU Brooklyn to take its final timeout of the set, trailing 17-5. A trio of consecutive Jones-Perry kills helped BYU pull ahead 23-8 and an attack error gave the Cougars the set 25-8.

The third set began with BYU taking a 7-3 lead after a Miller kill. The Blackbirds then went on a 5-0 run to take the lead at 8-7. The teams remained close from there until back-to-back aces from Lake pushed the Cougars ahead 14-10. BYU then went on a 9-0 run to go up by double-digits at 23-11. The Cougars cruised from there, completing the sweet 25-13 on a service error.

BYU concludes play in the Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic Saturday, Sept. 3, at 7 p.m. EDT when it faces off against tournament host No. 11 Ohio State. Links to live stats can be found onthe BYU women’s volleyball schedule page


Royce Hinton | Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Royce Hinton

No. 10 BYU hits the road for tournament at Ohio State

PROVO, Utah – No. 10 BYU women’s volleyball hits the road for the first time of the season this week to face off against Wyoming, LIU-Brooklyn and No. 11 Ohio State in the Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic.

Last Time Out

The Cougars beat in-state rival Utah Valley, Rice and Cal Poly at home last week to claim the BYU Invitational title. McKenna Miller was named the tournament MVP and Amy Boswell and Lyndie Haddock were also added to the all-tournament team.


  • BYU will compete against former Mountain West Conference foe Wyoming Friday, Sept. 2 at 10 a.m. EDT.
  • The Cougars lead the Cowgirls with an overwhelming 68-5 advantage in the overall series and won the latest matchup in 2010 in five sets.
  • Wyoming lost a trio of matches last week at the Purdue Mortar Board Premier Tournament, including a pair to ranked opponents in Purdue and Kentucky.
  • The Cowgirls went 23-7, 13-5 (3rd) MWC in 2015.


  • BYU will next play against LIU-Brooklyn Friday, Sept. 2 at 5:30 EDT.
  • The Cougars and Blackbirds have never competed against each other in the history of their programs.
  • LIU-Brooklyn also lost three matches over the weekend, twice against Boston College and a five-set heartbreaker against Fresno State.
  • The Blackbirds went 14-14, 12-2 (1st) NEC in 2015 in head coach Ken Ko’s first season.

No. 11 Ohio State

  • BYU will conclude play in the Sports Imports D.C. Koehl Classic Saturday, Sept. 3, against host Ohio State.
  • The Cougars and Buckeyes have met seven times before with BYU holding a perfect 7-0 record all-time. The Cougars won the last matchup in five sets against the then-No. 14 Buckeyes.
  • Ohio State went 3-0 last week in the North Texas Challenge, knocking off No. 16 Texas A&M to claim the tournament title.
  • The Buckeyes went 25-10, 12-8 (6th) B1G in 2015, falling in five sets in the regional semifinals of the NCAA tournament to end their season.

Additional Info

All three matches this weekend will be played in the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, as opposed to being played on Ohio State’s campus. The matches serve as a precursor to the Final Four matches being played this year on the same court.

Those wishing to attend the matches in person are encouraged to purchase $5 advanced parking online for designated downtown garages each day of competition. Due to the Fashion Meets Music Festival occurring simultaneously, all area garages will be charging $20 for patrons not taking advantage of the codes listed below:

Friday - September 2nd
The $5 rate is available on (under the 'Nationwide' tab) for the McConnell Garage. The coupon code for discounted parking is: volleyball09022016. The pre-purchased parking passes will be valid starting at 6 a.m. and only valid for one entry.

Saturday - September 3rd
The $5 rate is available on (under the 'Nationwide' tab) for the Front Street Garage. The coupon code for discounted parking is: volleyball09032016. The pre-purchased parking passes will be valid starting at 10 a.m. and only valid for one entry.

The matches will not be broadcast this weekend, either televised or on radio. Links to live stats can be found on the BYU women’s volleyball schedule page.