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wcraft | Posted: 6 Nov 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Five-Game Set Falls For Cougars


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PROVO -- In a thrilling five-set match, the BYU women’s volleyball team split the 2010 season series with the San Diego State Aztecs in a 2-3 loss at the Smith Fieldhouse, Saturday.

Senior Christina Measom recorded a new career-high kills with 16 kills. Sophomore Nicole Warner also recorded a new career-high service aces with three.

Set one ended in a 25-19 victory for the Cougars. Freshman rightside hitter Jennifer Hamson led the winning effort with four kills on five attempts with teammate Kiana Rogers added 12 assists before the end of the set.

Set two ended on a 25-20 final score with Hamson bringing home the final points on her fourth kill in the 2nd set. Sophomore libero Kendalyn Hartsock tallied seven digs for the Cougars in set two on their way to victory.

The Aztecs took set three 32-30 in extra points. Coming up big to start out the third set was Measom who recorded four kills and three blocks all in consecutive possessions.

Freshman Taeja Afalava and Jessica Jardine also saw some action in set three, combining for seven kills on 18 attempts.

The Aztecs took the game to a fifth set with a 25-21 win in the fourth. Rogers delivered nine assists and Hartsock tallied four assists despite the loss.

Keeping the score within one throughout the entire fifth set, the Cougars eventually fell in a 16-14 final score to the Rebels

The Cougars will next play on the road against the UNLV Rebels on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. PT.

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Anonymous | Posted: 1 Nov 2010 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Aztecs Come to Provo Saturday


PROVO -- Starting the second half of Mountain West Conference play with a loss at Utah, the BYU women’s volleyball team (9-14, 4-5 MWC) now looks to come back with another win against San Diego State (12-12, 5-5 MWC) Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.

The match will be televised live on BYUtv with Jarom Jordan and Kristen Kozlowski calling the action.

In the only match this week, the Cougars will take on SDSU in the 58th meeting between the teams. BYU leads the all-time series at 40-17, with the Cougars taking the last four matches, including a 3-0 sweep at San Diego this season.

The Aztecs are led by Kyley Sexton on the attack with 248 kills at 3.06 kills per set while Kristi Jackels anchors the back row with 310 total digs and 3.48 per set.

The Cougars are coming off a 3-2 loss at Utah, where they started the match strong, but lost steam and eventually fell to the Utes for the sixth-consecutive time. Jennifer Hamson and Stephanie Snow led the Cougars on the attack with 14 and 13 kills, respectively, with Kiana Rogers distributing the ball 42 times. Senior Christina Measom was also in double-digits at the net with 12 kills.

Three Cougars were in double-digit digs, led by libero Kendalyn Hartsock (12), Kiana Rogers (11) and Brooke Soon (10). Both Nicole Warner and Hamson added seven blocks.

SDSU is coming off a 3-0 loss to No. 14 Colorado State. The Aztecs were led by freshman outside hitter Summer Nash, who tallied 10 kills to finish in double figures in that category for the fifth-straight match. She also had a pair of blocks and two digs. Fellow freshman Raegan Shelton contributed nine kills over the three sets while sophomore Andrea Hannasch led the Aztecs with three blocks.

After Saturday’s match the Cougars will travel to UNLV Nov. 11 and Air Force Nov. 13.

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