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Anonymous | Posted: 12 Oct 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

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OGDEN -- The third-straight road sweep went to the BYU women’s volleyball team Tuesday night at Weber State. The Cougars improve to 6-12 (1-3 MWC) on the season while the Wildcats fall to 2-18 overall.

“The girls played phenomenal tonight,” BYU head coach Shay Goulding said. “It was so nice to have everyone play tonight and to hit .449. Each win is giving us the confidence we need to keep pushing forward.”

All 15 Cougars were able to play in the match, everyone earning at least one stat on the night. For the second match in a row, senior Stephanie Snow led the Cougars on the attack with 12 kills, no errors and hitting with an .800 clip. Junior Christie Carpenter led the defense with 12 digs while senior setter Kiana Rogers had 31 assists.

The Cougars started out the match with a 6-0 run in set one with Hamson behind the service line. The Wildcats gently chipped away at the score, eventually knotting it at 16, 18 and 19. The Cougars were able to come out victorious in the end at 25-22, with two late kills from Measom.

In set two, Weber State scored the first couple points, but the Cougars would soon find themselves with a nine-point lead, putting away set two 25-14.

Set three brought in Kimberli Boswell, Jessica Jardine and others off the bench to tally kills for the Cougars. Jardine finished off the set and match with a kill at 25-14.

“It’s a quick turnover to play the next two matches this week – we just need to keep doing the right things on our side of the net,” Goulding said.

The Cougars will be back home in the Smith Fieldhouse Thursday and Saturday at 7 p.m. to take on Air Force and UNLV, respectively. The match on Saturday against the Rebels will be a Pink-Out – wear your pink and blue to honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

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Anonymous | Posted: 11 Oct 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Three-Match Week For Spikers


PROVO -- With back-to-back road wins, the BYU women’s volleyball team (5-12, 1-3 MWC) will travel to Weber State Tuesday, before coming home to host Air Force Thursday and UNLV in a pink out Saturday. All matches begin at 7 p.m. MT and BYUtv will be broadcasting the UNLV match live.

“We have three solid matches this week and we will take them each one at a time,” BYU head coach Shay Goulding said. “The team has regained much of the confidence that they have lacked lately and I expect it will carry over into this week. The team feels good, and their attitudes are great. They are excited to get out and continue to prove themselves. We feel very fortunate that our two Mountain West opponents will be here at home it puts us in a great spot to continue to press forward.”

Promoting Breast Cancer Awareness month, the team will be planting tulips Friday morning at 7:30 a.m. before having the “pink-out” match against UNLV at 7 p.m. Saturday. Coming off two-straight road sweeps, the Cougars are ready to continue their winning ways.

Up first will be Weber State in Ogden, Utah. BYU leads the all-time series 57-0 with the last meeting being a 3-0 win for the Cougars in Provo. The Wildcats are 2-17 overall, and 0-7 in the Big Sky Conference. They are led by Bethany Wray on the attack with 228 kills at 3.21 kills per set. Weber State is coming off a nine-game losing streak and recent 3-0 losses to Utah Valley and Sacramento State.

The Cougars will return to Provo to jump back into Mountain West Conference play, hosting Air Force Thursday at 7 p.m. The Falcons enter play this week with a 3-15 record and an 0-5 MWC record. AFA is led offensively by Caroline Kurtz who has 236 kills and is averaging 3.58 kills per set. The Falcons have lost their last five matches, all in conference play. BYU leads the all-time series against Air Force 24-1.

Finishing out the week will be UNLV in a pink-out match to promote breast cancer awareness Saturday in the Smith Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. The Cougars lead the all-time series 23-6, the last meeting a 3-1 win at home. The Rebels are led by Sara Nehf on the attack with 212 kills, averaging 3.16 per set.

“UNLV has battled well with all of their opponents this year and we expect no less when they come to our court on Saturday,” Goulding said. “Saturday is our ‘Pink-Out’ match. We hope to have a great crowd there to support us as well as to celebrate and honor Breast Cancer Awareness month.”

After this week the Cougars will travel to New Mexico and TCU on Oct. 21 and 23.