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Anonymous | Posted: 19 Sep 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Rainbow Wahine Sweep Cougars Again


HONOLULU, Hawai’i (Sept. 18, 2010) – After the second-straight match against No. 6 Hawai’i (10-1), the BYU women’s volleyball team (3-9) was swept again Saturday night (23-25, 13-25, 16-25) at the Stan Sheriff Center in front of almost 7,000 fans.

“We played better tonight than we did last night, but it was still disappointing,” BYU head coach Shay Goulding said. “We were not able to run the offense we wanted to run. Our serve-receive broke down and limited our offense.”

Freshman rightside hitter Jennifer Hamson led the Cougars on the attack with eight kills while sophomore middle blocker Nicole Warner added seven kills. Senior setter Kiana Rogers tallied 24 assists while three Cougars, Rogers, Christie Carpenter and Kendalyn Hartsock, each had double-digit digs with 10 apiece.

The Cougars were able to out-block the Rainbow Wahine 10.0 to 7.0 with senior Christina Measom and Warner each adding four.

In the same fashion as the night before, the Cougars started the match strong, highly contending for the first set. Hamson hit at .455 with six kills while Carpenter had six digs in the first set alone. BYU knotted the score six times early in the first, and after three-straight Hawai’i errors, the Cougars were up 13-10.

Maintaining the lead until 19-all, the teams again battled for possession. After tying the score at 23, the Warriors tallied two-straight points to win set one, 25-23.

The Cougars struggled in the next two sets, never coming up with the lead and fell in straight sets 25-13, 25-16. Hawai’i had three Warriors in double-digit kills with Brittany Hewitt, Kanani Danielson and Chanteal Satele leading the way.

BYU will return to the mainland to begin Mountain West Conference play against No. 16 Colorado State on Friday Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. MT in the Smith Fieldhouse.

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Anonymous | Posted: 15 Sep 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars Travel to No. 6 Hawai'i


PROVO -- In the last two games of the preseason, the BYU women’s volleyball team (3-7) will travel to Hawai’i (8-1) for a two-game series Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. HT.

The Warriors lead the all-time series at 5-14, having swept the Cougars in the last meeting on Dec. 5, 2003. Hawaii held a 16-0 perfect conference record in the 2009 season and recorded only three losses overall (32-3). The Warriors finished the season at No. 3 and prove to always be a volleyball powerhouse.

The Cougars are coming off a five-set nailbiter loss to in-state rival Utah State Tuesday night. The Aggies won in five, 23-25, 23-25, 25-19, 25-19 and 16-18, coming down to the last set.

"It really comes down to serving and serving well," said BYU head coach Shay Goulding after the loss. "Every game they beat us was just barely by the skin of their teeth so our errors got to us. I think there a lot of positives from tonight. I think the girls and the lineup will work and all those things are super positive."

Despite the loss, four Cougars were in double-digit kills, with Christie Carpenter leading both teams with a match-high 17 kills. Senior Stephanie Snow and true freshman Jennifer Hamson both tallied 15 kills while sophomore middle blocker Nicole Warner had 11 kills, hitting at a .529 clip.

Libero Kendalyn Hartsock anchored the back row with 18 digs while setter Kiana Rogers had 11 digs and Coriann Clark had a career-high 12 digs. Rogers also chalked up a season-high 56 assists on the night.

Not only did the many Cougars attain season highs, the team tallied more kills, assists, a better hitting percentage, and more digs than the Aggies.

After the trip to Hawai’i, the Cougars will travel back to the mainland to open Mountain West Conference play against Colorado State and Wyoming at home in the Smith Fieldhouse Sept. 24 and 25, respectively.

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