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Cougars Complete Weekend Sweep Over LaVerne

PROVO -- In nearly a repeat performance of their opening night match, No. 7 BYU overpowered visiting LaVerne in three games, 30-23, 30-17, 30-18, to close out their season opening weekend at 2-0. The Leopards drop to 1-4 with the pair of losses.

Sophmore Jaime Mayol led a Cougar offense that came out swinging. Mayol recorded seven kills on nine attempts in the first game of the match, as the BYU hit 42 percent as a team. Meanwhile, senior setter Hector Lebron continued to direct a balanced attack, handing out 16 assists in the first game.

"I thought Hector played terrific tonight," said BYU coach Carl McGown. " He made some really good choices at the net, and he made some great sets. He also saved a lot of balls at the net. Overall, he had a great performance."

Lebron finished the match with 49 assists, guiding a Cougar attack that hit .500 for the second straight night.

In the second game, junior Mike Wall took a turn leading the offensive attack for the BYU, recording eight kills on eleven attempts. Wall finished with a match-high 12 kills on the evening, the only player for either team to record double-digit kills.

The Leopards struggled all night to get any kind of offensive rhythm going against a strong BYU front line that recorded 15 blocks. The Cougars held their opponent to a dismal .022 hitting percentage for the match, including a second game in which the Leopards recorded more hitting errors than kills.

While coach McGown recognized his opponent was overmatched, he credited his team with solid play in the season-opening series.

"I like the fact that we came out and played hard two nights in a row," McGown said. "We played hard tonight. We controlled the ball well, and I thought overall it was a good effort."

BYU will return to action Saturday, January 27, hosting Lewis at 7:00 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.

LaVerne vs Brigham Young (Jan 20, 2001 at Provo, Utah)

LaVerne | 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 GROW, Agke.......... 3| 5 5 14 .000| 1| 1 1| 0| 2| 0 1 1| 0

5 PAULOSN, Will....... 3| 6 9 26 -.115| 0| 0 0| 1| 2| 0 2 1| 0

7 MICHAELL, Ian....... 2| 2 3 7 -.143| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

8 SILVA, Nate......... 3| 3 1 9 .222| 0| 0 0| 1| 0| 0 3 0| 0

14 CANNON, Todd........ 3| 4 0 10 .400| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 2 0| 0

16 MICHAEL, Nate....... 3| 1 1 3 .000| 24| 0 2| 0| 3| 0 1 0| 1

3 HILTON, Thomas...... 1| 0 1 1-1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

4 TUBBS, Liko......... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 5| 0 0 0| 0

11 SWANN, Jake......... 3| 5 5 21 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 1 0| 0

15 DODSON, Jared....... 1| 1 0 1 1.000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 27 25 92 .022| 26| 1 5| 3| 18| 0 10 2| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 10 9 28 .036 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 8 9 34 -.029 LaVerne............. 23 17 18 1 - 4

3 9 7 30 .067 Brigham Young....... 30 30 30 2 - 0

Brigham Young | 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 WALL, Mike.......... 2| 12 2 17 .588| 0| 0 2| 0| 6| 0 1 1| 0

3 ACOSTA, Joaquin..... 2| 8 2 14 .429| 1| 0 3| 1| 4| 0 1 0| 0

4 OLSEN, Matt......... 2| 5 2 10 .300| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

7 MAYOL, Jaime........ 2| 8 2 12 .500| 1| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 0

9 LEBRON, Hector...... 3| 3 1 5 .400| 49| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 3 0| 1

13 BUNKER, Scott....... 2| 6 0 7 .857| 0| 0 1| 0| 3| 0 3 0| 1

5 WILSON, Mac......... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0

6 GORNY, Chris........ 2| 5 1 9 .444| 0| 0 3| 0| 4| 0 3 2| 0

11 CLEVENGER, Todd..... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0

12 ALLEMAN, Jonathan... 1| 3 1 6 .333| 1| 1 1| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 0

17 PESSOA, Fernando.... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0

18 SLABE, Luka......... 2| 6 1 8 .625| 0| 2 3| 0| 3| 0 1 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 56 12 88 .500| 54| 3 16| 1| 31| 0 15 3| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 20 7 31 .419 Site: Provo, Utah (Smith Fieldhouse)

2 18 3 32 .469 Date: Jan 20, 2001 Attend: 1207 Time: 1:15

3 18 2 25 .640 Referees: Tom Given, Les Calles