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clovelace | Posted: 24 Sep 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

No. 13 BYU cruises past San Francisco

PROVO, Utah– Lyndie Haddock helped lead No. 13 BYU women’s volleyball past San Francisco in three sets (25-15, 25-16, 25-10) Saturday afternoon at the Smith Fieldhouse.
“I thought we played a really clean match,” BYU head coach Heather Olmstead said. “I liked our energy and I thought we limited our errors. We had a good game plan and I am happy with how the team played.”
Haddock ended the match with a career-high seven kills in the game, in addition to a match-high 25 assists and five blocks. Amy Boswell made major contributions on the defensive end as she had match-high six kills during the game. McKenna Miller was also on a roll, collecting a match-high nine kills in the win.
As a team, BYU (13-1, 2-0 West Coast Conference) hit at a .440 hitting percentage while limiting San Francisco (4-11, 0-2 WCC) to a .037 clip.
San Francisco started the game on fire, scoring the first three points of the game. The Cougars caught their drift and went on a 7-1 run, creating some distance between the two teams. The Dons remained in the set as the two teams rallied back and forth with BYU ahead 16-12. The Cougars then went on an 8-1 run to take a 24-14 lead. Haddock had the last kill of the set, ending in a 25-15 win for BYU. 
The Dons and Cougars both struggled for the lead early in the second set, exchanging points back and forth as San Francisco took a 3-2 lead. BYU then went on a 4-1 run, including a momentum boosting kill by Whitney Young Howard, to give the Cougars a 6-4 edge. The two teams rallied to a 7-all tie before BYU went on an 8-1 run to take a 16-9 advantage. Picking up momentum from a kill by Emily Reed, the Dons went on a 3-1 run to bring them within four, down 16-12. BYU remained ahead at least by five points as it stayed ahead 20-15. A kill by Miller in the next play then helped the Cougars on a 5-1 run that ended the set in a 25-16 win.
The third set started with both teams battling for points. The score was kept within two points until a kill by Boswell helped to propel the Cougars forward in an 8-1 run to take a 12-4 lead. This energy was interrupted by a kill from the Dons, only to be returned with another 9-1 BYU run, summing up a score of 21-6. The ball went back and forth as San Francisco attempted to slow down the speed of the Cougars, but a Miller kill then brought up set point. BYU claimed the final point with an ace from Madeline Graham to give the Cougars a 25-10 set three win. 
BYU plays on the road Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 7 p.m. PDT at Pepperdine in the Firestone Fieldhouse. Links to live stats and video feed can be found on the BYU women’s volleyball schedule page.
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Royce Hinton | Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
Royce Hinton

No. 13 Cougars start conference play at home


PROVO, Utah – No. 13 BYU women’s volleyball begins West Coast Conference play this week, competing at home against Santa Clara and San Francisco.

Last Time Out

Last week, BYU (11-1) fell at home in a five-set heartbreaker to rival Utah before capping off the weekend with wins against CSUN and previously undefeated UNLV. Amy Boswell was named the Most Valuable Player of the UVU/BYU Challenge and was added to the all-tournament team along with McKenna Miller and Whitney Young Howard.

Santa Clara

  • The Cougars will compete against the Broncos (9-3) Thursday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. MDT at the Smith Fieldhouse.
  • BYU leads Santa Clara in the overall series history 7-4 and won the last matchup in four sets last season. The Cougars have split the regular-season series in each of the past four years, with the host team winning on its home court.
  • The Broncos were ranked No. 17 in the AVCA Coaches’ Poll last week before losing their starting setter to injury. Santa Clara lost its three matches this week (Arizona State, Boise State, UC Davis) and is no longer ranked.
  • The Broncos finished 22-9, 13-5 (t-3rd) WCC a season ago and competed in the 2015 NCAA Tournament.

San Francisco

  • The Cougars will finish out the week playing against the Dons (4-9) of San Francisco Saturday, Sept. 24, at 1 p.m. MDT at the Smith Fieldhouse.
  • BYU holds a perfect 12-0 record against San Francisco all-time, including a 3-0 sweep in the last meeting a year ago.
  • The Dons lost a trio of matches last week against UC Irvine, UC Riverside and Northern Arizona and are on a four-match losing streak.
  • San Francisco finished 17-14, 4-14 (9th) WCC in 2015.

Additional Match Info

There will be free T-shirts provided for the first 400 fans at the Santa Clara match. Against San Francisco, fans will receive free admission with their Pass of All Passes card. Additionally, the team will stay to sign autographs with free posters at the conclusion of Saturday’s match.

The match against the Broncos will be broadcast live nationally on BYUtv and simulcast on BYU Radio – Sirius XM 143. Saturday’s match against the Dons will be streamed live on Links to live stats for both matches can be found on the BYU women’s volleyball schedule page

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