Men's Volleyball Event Preview

BYU hits the road against Stanford

(Photo by Savanna Sorensen/BYU Photo)

PROVO, Utah – No. 4 BYU men’s volleyball hits the road this week for a pair of conference matches against Stanford.

Stanford

  • The Cougars (13-3, 10-2 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation) face off against the Cardinal (6-11, 3-8 MPSF) Friday and Saturday night at 7 p.m. PST at Maples Pavilion.
  • The two teams met a total of four times in the 2014 season. BYU won the first two regular-season matchups before facing off for a third time in the MPSF tournament title match. The Cougars won those three meetings before falling 3-2 in a fourth matchup in the NCAA tournament.
  • BYU leads the overall series 30-18, including a 14-9 record at Stanford.
  • The Cardinal were picked to finish ninth in the preseason coaches’ poll after finishing 24-9 with a No. 2 final ranking last year.
  • Stanford is led by 2.70 kills per set from Madison Hayden, a 6.89 assist average from James Shaw, Clay Jones’ 1.55 digs per set and Kevin Rakestraw’s 1.05 blocks per set.

The Cougars picked up a pair of nonconference sweeps last week against No. 13 Ball State. The home wins extend BYU’s home-win streak to 36 matches.

VIDEO/STATS

Both Friday and Saturday’s matches will be streamed live on pac-12.com Links to live stats will be made available on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page.

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