Cala, Perez Pace Exhibition Win

Yosleyder Cala's big serves in game two helped shift the momentum BYU's way in the Cougars exhibition win over Pepperdine. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Two of the NCAA's went head-to-head with BYU beating Pepperdine, 30-22, 27-30, 30-24, 30-21, at the Smith Fieldhouse.

"We can play better than we did," BYU co-interim coach Ryan Millar said. "It's early on, and we look to improve."

Ivan Perez led BYU with 18 kills. Russell Holmes added eight kills and six blocks while hitting a team-best .533.

BYU got off to a quick start with four players hitting over .500 while Pepperdine struggled, hitting at -.042 as the Cougars cruised to a 30-22 game one win. Perez led BYU with four kills while hitting .375 in the opening game. The Cougars also out-blocked the Waves 2.5-0 early on. Serve errors kept Pepperdine in the first game, as BYU committed 10 in the first game.

"We did some good things and made progress," Millar said. "But, we have serve the ball better."

Game two was a back-and forth battle, with the Waves maintaining a two-point lead much of the game. The highlight of game two was a long rally that ended when Perez found an empty spot in the middle of the floor and drove the ball home to cut Pepperdine's lead to 27-26. The Waves finished the game 3-1 to take game two 30-27.

The two teams remained tight for the first half of game three, with the Waves clinging to a 16-14 lead when Yosleyder Cala drove home a kill to put himself back to serve. Behind Cala's serving--which included three aces--the Cougars went on a 5-1 run to take a 19-17 lead. BYU never looked back, taking game three, 30-24.

The Cougars carried their momentum into the fourth game handling Pepperdine, 30-21, to win the match.

BYU will finish its exhibition schedule when it takes on Pepperdine Friday night at 7 p.m.

Volleyball Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Pepperdine vs Brigham Young Univ. (Oct 26, 2006 at Unknown)

Pepperdine | 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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2 GAUDINO, Greg....... 3| 1 3 7 -.286| 0| 0 5| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

11 GROBE, Jon.......... 2| 1 3 4 -.500| 1| 0 0| 1| 1| 0 0 0| 0

12 CARROLL, Paul....... 4| 17 5 38 .316| 0| 1 4| 1| 7| 0 1 0| 0

14 HULSE, Tom.......... 4| 3 3 13 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 0

15 WINDER, Jonathan.... 4| 2 0 3 .667| 35| 2 2| 0| 6| 1 3 0| 0

16 PARFITT, John....... 4| 11 6 24 .208| 0| 1 2| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 1

4 4................... 1| 1 0 1 1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

5 KURZEKA, Andrew..... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 4| 4| 0 0 0| 0

7 LIEBERT, Eric....... 1| 1 0 2 .500| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

9 SCHLEPPENBACH, J.D.. 3| 3 3 10 .000| 0| 0 4| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0

10 SUTHERLAND, Tanner.. 2| 0 2 3 -.667| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

20 MCKEE, Matt......... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 4| 40 25 105 .143| 38| 4 20| 6| 24| 1 9 0| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 7 8 24 -.042 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 TEAM RECORDS

2 16 3 27 .481 Pepperdine.......... (1) 22 30 24 21

3 12 6 31 .194 Brigham Young Univ.. (3) 30 27 30 30

4 5 8 23 -.130

Brigham Young Univ. | 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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1 CALA, Yosleyder..... 4| 15 3 28 .429| 1| 3 7| 1| 5| 0 1 0| 0

3 CHILTON, Reed....... 3| 2 0 2 1.000| 36| 1 2| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0

7 SORENSEN, Trent..... 3| 5 2 11 .273| 2| 0 5| 0| 1| 1 2 0| 0

8 PEREZ, Ivan......... 4| 18 6 31 .387| 0| 0 4| 2| 4| 0 3 0| 1

10 STEWART, Bryan...... 2| 7 3 12 .333| 0| 0 1| 0| 4| 0 1 0| 0

11 HOLMES, Russell..... 4| 8 0 15 .533| 0| 1 6| 0| 0| 1 5 0| 0

2 SANTOS, Rodnei...... 1| 1 1 3 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

5 COX, Scott.......... 2| 1 1 2 .000| 0| 0 2| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

12 POMPEI, Andy........ 4| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 0| 6| 0 0 0| 0

13 STOWELL, Robby...... 3| 5 2 9 .333| 0| 1 1| 0| 7| 0 1 0| 0

14 PEREZ, Yamil........ 2| 1 0 1 1.000| 3| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

15 TAYLOR, Mat......... 1| 0 1 1-1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

16 NEFF, Chip.......... 2| 0 1 1-1.000| 18| 0 3| 1| 4| 0 2 0| 0

17 STEWART, Andrew..... 1| 1 0 2 .500| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 4| 64 20 118 .373| 62| 6 31| 4| 32| 2 16 0| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 16 4 27 .444 Site: Unknown

2 15 6 30 .300 Date: Oct 26, 2006 Attend: 752 Time: 1h 58m

3 15 4 26 .423 Referees: Burt Fuller, Kevin Millet, Ryan Mortensen

4 18 6 35 .343

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