Block Party Leads to 20th Win

Scott Cox led BYU with 10 total kills in his final regular season home match. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- A BYU block party, along with a powerful serving performance, led No. 3 BYU to 30-22, 30-26, 30-22 sweep over UC San Diego in the Cougars final regular season home match.

BYU (20-5, 16-4 MPSF) out-blocked the Tritons 17.0 to 2.0 while recording seven service aces. In his final regular season match, Scott Cox led Cougar hitters with 10 kills. Trent Sorensen had a career-high nine block assists.

"We played better tonight than we did last night," co-head coach Ryan Millar said. "It was nice to see Scott (Cox) finish the way he did."

With BYU nursing an 8-7 advantage in the first set, the Cougars went on an 8-1 run to open a comfortable 16-8 lead. Cox and Russell Holmes each had a pair of kills to pace the BYU run. Later in the game, the Tritons cut into the Cougars' lead with a 4-2 run to cut BYU lead to 23-17. The Cougars proved to be too much as BYU finished the set on 7-5 run. The game ended on a UC San Diego service error.

The Tritons led the second set from the early going. The Cougars were plagued with service errors throughout the game. Down 13-11, BYU fought back with 4-1 run to take the lead at 15-14 and force a UC San Diego timeout. Out of the timeout, the Tritons came back with a 4-1 spurt of their own to take a two-point lead. UCSD build a three-point lead a 20-17 before BYU came back with a 3-0 run to tie the set at 20. The Tritons maintained the advantage until the Cougars blocking came alive to pace a 3-0 run. BYU finished game two with a Stewart kill.

The Cougars led the third set from the start, building several four-point leads. With back-to-back Cox aces, BYU extended its lead to six at 21-15. The Cougars added a combo block to build an even larger lead. The match ended with a Cox kill.

BYU finishes its regular season next week with a pair of matches at Pacific. The Cougars will play again at the Smith Fieldhouse as they have clinched home court advantage in a quarterfinal match.

UC San Diego vs #3 BYU Cougars (Apr 07, 2007 at Provo, Utah)

UC San Diego | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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12 SPANGLER, Jason..... 3| 6 6 20 .000| 1| 0 3| 5| 4| 0 0 1| 0

13 FRITSCH, Frank...... 3| 15 5 31 .323| 1| 1 2| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0

14 EHRMAN, Will........ 3| 11 5 27 .222| 0| 1 4| 1| 1| 0 0 0| 0

17 SHAW, Stephen....... 3| 1 2 7 -.143| 0| 0 2| 0| 0| 1 0 0| 0

18 HOUSEMAN, Gerald.... 3| 4 2 8 .250| 0| 0 2| 0| 0| 1 0 0| 0

20 DIERDORFF, Brooks... 3| 1 3 4 -.500| 31| 1 3| 1| 5| 0 0 0| 1

2 LESERMAN, Eric...... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 3| 0 0| 0| 10| 0 0 0| 0

10 SIERKS, Erik........ 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

21 ARNOLD, Billy....... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

24 CAMPBELL, Harry..... 1| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 38 23 98 .153| 36| 3 18| 7| 24| 2 0 1| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 2.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 9 6 27 .111 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 16 9 38 .184 UC San Diego........ (0) 22 26 22 5-21, 2-19 MPSF

3 13 8 33 .152 BYU Cougars......... (3) 30 30 30 20-5, 16-4 MPSF

BYU Cougars | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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5 COX, Scott.......... 3| 10 3 26 .269| 0| 2 3| 0| 1| 0 2 0| 0

8 PEREZ, Ivan......... 3| 7 1 11 .545| 0| 1 4| 2| 9| 1 4 0| 1

9 OATES, Ryan......... 1| 1 2 3 -.333| 0| 1 0| 1| 0| 0 0 0| 0

11 HOLMES, Russell..... 3| 7 1 10 .600| 0| 0 3| 0| 0| 1 3 0| 0

14 PEREZ, Yamil........ 3| 0 0 0 .000| 38| 2 5| 0| 8| 0 6 0| 1

17 STEWART, Andrew..... 3| 9 1 16 .500| 0| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 6 0| 0

2 SANTOS, Rodnei...... 1| 0 1 2 -.500| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

6 SILVA, Joel......... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 7| 0 0 0| 0

7 SORENSEN, Trent..... 2| 5 1 11 .364| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 9 1| 0

13 STOWELL, Robby...... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

15 TAYLOR, Mat......... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 1 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 39 10 79 .367| 38| 7 16| 3| 30| 2 31 1| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 17.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 13 5 22 .364 Site: Provo, Utah (Smith Fieldhouse)

2 15 3 31 .387 Date: Apr 07, 2007 Attend: 1570 Time: 1:49

3 11 2 26 .346 Referees: LES CALLES, MAILE JEWKES

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