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Anonymous | Posted: 9 Oct 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars Dominate Wolverines 3-0


OREM, Utah (Oct. 9. 2010) – In a packed house with standing room only and a record-breaking 2,206 attendance, the BYU women’s volleyball team (5-12, 1-2 MWC) swept Utah Valley (11-9, 2-2 GWC) in straight sets Saturday.

After defeating every University in Utah including Utah, Utah State, Southern Utah and Weber State, Utah Valley found its first loss to the Cougars. The Cougars remain undefeated by UVU in the all-time series at 7-0.

“I am thrilled that we finally pulled through,” BYU head coach Shay Goulding said. “This was a big deal to win in front of a great crowd and I am proud of the team’s resiliency – they handled the pressure well.”

Three Cougars were in double digits led by Stephanie Snow with 13 kills, Jennifer Hamson with 11 and Christina Measom with 10 kills. Senior setter Kiana Rogers had a stellar night with 41 assists – her prior season-high in three sets coming against SDSU Thursday with only 26.

“Kiana had one of the best nights of her career tonight, in part by our better passing in sets one and two,” said Goulding.

Multiple players helped the passing game, led by libero Kendalyn Hartsock and Christie Carpenter with six digs each. Hamson and Brooke Soon also added five apiece.

Set one was powered by Snow tallying six kills on a .714 clip. With back-and-forth play to begin set one, solid play from Snow and company provided a 6-0 run ending at 16-9. Crucial service aces by Hamson proved to propel the Cougars forward, winning set one 25-17.

After the score was knotted at six, the Cougars went on a 4-0 run and maintained the lead until the Wolverines posted three-straight points to knot the score at 18, causing the Cougars to call a timeout. Coming out of the break the Wolverines scored their fourth-straight point and first lead of the match at 19-18. The Cougars pressed forward, showing composure and put away set two 25-22.

Hamson led the squad on the attack in set two with four kills on 1.000 hitting while Carpenter tallied four digs.

Coming out of the break, the Wolverines got out to a 4-0 lead in the third set, the Cougars gradually chipping away at the score to tie it at eight, nine, 10, 15 and 16 before posting a 4-0 run led by Measom, ending at 19-16. BYU maintained the lead the rest of the set, taking it 25-20.

The Cougars will be back in action Tuesday against Weber State in Ogden at 7 p.m. before coming home to host Air Force Thursday and UNLV Saturday.

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Anonymous | Posted: 5 Oct 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars Look to Break Losing Streak


PROVO -- Hitting the road for the first time in October, the BYU women’s volleyball team will travel to San Diego State Thursday and take on the Aztecs at 7 p.m. before returning to Utah for a 7 p.m. match at Utah Valley University in Orem Saturday.

“We are continuing to work hard and do better,” BYU head coach Shay Goulding said. “We just need to play smarter and error free with a competitive attitude to win. The team still knows they have what it takes, it’s just getting it done.”

Coming off a hard 3-0 loss at home to rival Utah, the Cougars are ready to snap the eight-game losing streak.

Up first will be conference opponent, San Diego State. BYU leads the all-time series 39-17 with the last meeting being a 3-1 win for the Cougars in San Diego. The Aztecs are 7-9 overall, and 2-2 in the Mountain West Conference. They are led by Kyley Sexton on the attack with 190 kills at 3.22 kills per set. SDSU is coming off two road losses against Colorado State and Wyoming.

The Cougars will go to Orem for the first time since the 2006 season. The Wolverines enter play this week with a 9-8 record and a 1-2 Great West Conference record. UVU is led offensively by Kayli Doxey who has 233 kills and is averaging 3.64 kills per set. UVU has lost the last two matches in the Dakotas and will play Weber State and Chicago this week before the Cougars show up Saturday. BYU leads the all-time series against UVU 6-0.

After this week the Cougars will travel to Weber State on Oct. 12 before hosting Air Force on Oct. 14 and UNLV on Oct. 16 at the Smith Fieldhouse.