Cougars Stumble on the Road

Sophomore Andrew Stewart racked up 12 kills against LBS Thursday on the road. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LONG BEACH -- In a contest to determine the No. 1 team in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Standings, the No. 3 BYU men's volleyball team (17-3, 12-3) fell to No. 4 Long Beach State (18-3, 13-2) in three sets Thursday (23-30, 28-30, 27-30) and will look to even the score against the 49ers Friday.

Outside hitters Andrew Stewart and Ivan Perez had recorded double-digit kills in the match with 12 and 10, respectively. However, as a team the Cougars were out-hit in total kills at 36-54 and in attack percentage at .282 to .237.

Long Beach State's Paul Lotman and Dean Bittner had 18 kills apiece to lead all hitters. The home team also had eight service aces to BYU's none. Defensively, the 49ers tallied 6.5 total team blocks to the Cougars 5.5.

The two teams will meet again Friday at 7 p.m. PT at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, Calif. Live audio can be heard at http://longbeachstate.cstv.com/sports/m-volley/sched/lbst-m-volley-sched.html.

Volleyball Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

#3 Brigham Young vs #4 Long Beach State (Mar 20, 2008 at Long Beach, CA)

Brigham Young | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

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

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4 CONGELLIERE, Brian.. 3| 0 1 2 -.500| 28| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 3 0| 0| 1.5

7 SORENSEN, Trent..... 3| 4 2 7 .286| 0| 0 4| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 0| 4.5

8 PEREZ, Ivan......... 3| 10 4 20 .300| 0| 0 2| 4| 6| 0 2 0| 0| 11.0

11 HOLMES, Russell..... 3| 2 1 11 .091| 0| 0 2| 0| 0| 0 4 0| 0| 4.0

13 CHARETTE, Jonathan.. 3| 8 9 22 -.045| 1| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 8.0

15 STEWART, Andrew..... 3| 12 0 18 .667| 1| 0 0| 3| 4| 0 1 0| 0| 12.5

1 TUTTLE, Kent........ 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

3 CHILTON, Reed....... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 3| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

6 SILVA, Joel......... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 5| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

16 JUSTEN, Leandro..... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

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Totals.............. 3| 36 17 80 .237| 33| 0 10| 8| 24| 0 11 0| 0| 41.5

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 10 4 23 .261 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 13 10 32 .094 Brigham Young....... (0) 23 28 27 17-3, 12-3 MPSF

3 13 3 25 .400 Long Beach State.... (3) 30 30 30 18-3, 13-2 MPSF

Long Beach State | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

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

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2 Lotman, Paul........ 3| 18 5 33 .394| 2| 2 5| 0| 3| 0 1 0| 0| 20.5

5 Klipsch, Mike....... 3| 0 0 1 .000| 47| 0 3| 0| 4| 0 2 0| 0| 1.0

8 Anderson, Fletcher.. 3| 3 3 11 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 3.0

18 Bittner, Dean....... 3| 18 6 31 .387| 0| 5 2| 0| 4| 0 1 0| 0| 23.5

20 Riley, Josh......... 3| 8 6 18 .111| 0| 0 4| 0| 3| 0 2 0| 0| 9.0

21 Alexander, Dan...... 3| 7 3 16 .250| 0| 1 5| 0| 0| 0 6 1| 0| 11.0

1 Matsukado, Kory..... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

3 Watten, Dustin...... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

4 Schlesinger, Adam... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 0.5

15 Christensen, Gavin.. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

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Totals.............. 3| 54 23 110 .282| 49| 8 19| 0| 21| 0 13 1| 0| 68.5

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 17 9 34 .235 Site: Long Beach, CA (Walter Pyramid)

2 13 7 34 .176 Date: Mar 20, 2008 Attend: 1136 Time: 1:27

3 24 7 42 .405 Referees: Kim Pickering, Burt Fuller

Triple blocks: BYU 1, LBSU 1

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