Royce Hinton | Posted: 8 Oct 2018 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
No. 1 Cougars travel to San Francisco and Santa Clara
PROVO, Utah – No. 1 BYU women’s volleyball hits the road again this week, traveling to San Francisco and Santa Clara to complete a three-match road swing.
The Cougars (16-0, 6-0 WCC) beat league rival San Diego on the road in four sets to remain undefeated on the year and No. 1 in the national rankings.
- BYU plays San Francisco (8-9, 1-5 WCC) at War Memorial Gym Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. PDT.
- The Cougars are a perfect 16-0 all-time against San Francisco, including a 7-0 record when playing the Dons away from home.
- BYU swept both matchups last season.
- San Francisco got off to a 7-4 start to the season in nonconference play but has struggled since, only beating Santa Clara since then.
- The Dons were picked to finish 10th in 2018 in the WCC Preseason Coaches’ Poll following a 3-28, 0-18 season a year ago.
- BYU faces Santa Clara (5-13, 0-5 WCC) at the Leavey Event Center Saturday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. PDT.
- The Cougars hold an 11-4 advantage in the overall series history but are just 3-4 when playing the Broncos on the road.
- BYU has won the past five matchups between the two teams, including two sweeps last year.
- Santa Clara has struggled with injuries through much of the year despite being picked to finish sixth in the preseason poll. The Broncos finished 15-15, 8-10 last season.
Both matches this week will be streamed live on TheW.tv. Live stats will also be available on the BYU women’s volleyball schedule page.
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