(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
The second-ranked BYU men's volleyball team will play its final regular season home matches this Thursday and Friday, March 31 and April 1, against fourth-ranked Long Beach State at 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. MT.
Thursday's match begins at 8 p.m. and Friday's will start at 7. Friday will also include a brief ceremony to honor this year's five seniors.
Both matches will be televised live on BYUtv and online at byutv.org/live with streaming stats also available through the men's volleyball schedule page.
The Cougars (16-7, 12-6) host the 49ers after sweeping their weekend games against eighth-ranked Hawaii last Thursday and Friday. Junior Robb Stowell leads the attack for BYU on 336 kills and a .335 attacking percentage. Teammates
Taylor Sander, Futi Tavana and Alex DaPron join Stowell in double-digit kills with 273, 186 and 144 respectively.
Tavana currently leads the team with a .436 hitting percentage and is the only players with over 100 kills for a 133 total.
Setter Joe Kauliakamoa has recorded 736 assists this season as he paces the Cougar offense, averaging 9.81 per set. Setter Ryan Boyce has recently been splitting time with Kauliakamoa for 174 total assists and a 3.95 average.
The 49ers come to Provo after moving to No. 4 from nine in this week’s AVCA poll for defeating Pacific 3-1 and second-ranked Stanford in five sets. Jim Baughman leads Long Beach State with 286 kills while teammates Brad Hemmerling, Taylor Crabb and Antwain Aguillard join him