Monday Match Ends in Sweep of BYU

Sophomore opposite Robb Stowell recorded 12 kills in BYU's three-set loss at Hawai'i Monday night (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

HONOLULU -- Playing in a rare Monday match, the No. 4 BYU men’s volleyball team suffered a 3-0 sweep at the hands of No. 8 Hawai’i. The match was originally set to be played Saturday on Maui, but was rescheduled due to tsunami warnings.

With the loss the Cougars are now 9-6 overall and 7-5 in Mountain Pacific Sports Federation play.

Sophomore opposite Robb Stowell led the Cougars with 12 kills on the night, hitting .400. Andrew Stewart also knocked down double-digit kills with 11, while also adding seven digs. Futi Tavana recorded a match-high five blocks.

The Warriors led for the majority of the first set before BYU saw its first lead at 22-20. Kevin Sagers knocked down back-to-back kills, followed by a hit from Russell Lavaja, as the Cougars posted a three-point run. UH returned the favor with a 5-0 run as it hit .459 for the set. Despite a last-minute comeback attempt aided by attacks from Stewart, BYU dropped the set 30-27.

In set two, UH scored three of its first four points off service aces from Nejc Zemljak and Joshua Walker. Despite BYU hitting .484, the momentum continued in the Warriors’ favor as they led the entire set by as many as six points. A pair of UH attack errors capped a 3-0 BYU run, which narrowed the gap to one point, but it wasn’t enough as the Warriors went up two sets to one.

The Cougars’ struggles continued in the third set as they found themselves trailing 4-0. Kills by Yamil Perez and Lavaja tied the score 10-10, but BYU was never able to take a lead. UH scored seven of the next eight points. Trailing 25-20, Stowell recorded four kills to narrow the Warriors’ lead to three points, but UH’s Josh Walker knocked down his 15th kill of the night to clinch the match.

The Cougars return home to host No. 1 Pepperdine for a two-match series on Friday and Saturday. Both matches are scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. MT and will mark the first time BYU has played at home in five weeks.

Volleyball Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

#4 BYU vs #8 Hawai'i (Mar 01, 2010 at Honolulu, HI)

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

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

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3 CHILTON, Reed....... 2| 1 0 3 .333| 22| 0 1| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

5 LAVAJA, Russell..... 3| 5 0 10 .500| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 4 0| 0| 7.0

11 SAGERS, Kevin....... 3| 9 3 22 .273| 0| 1 1| 2| 0| 0 2 0| 0| 11.0

13 STOWELL, Robb....... 3| 12 4 20 .400| 0| 0 4| 0| 4| 0 2 0| 0| 13.0

15 STEWART, Andrew..... 3| 11 2 29 .310| 1| 0 1| 2| 7| 0 3 0| 0| 12.5

17 TAVANA, Futi........ 3| 9 0 12 .750| 1| 0 3| 0| 1| 1 4 0| 0| 12.0

1 TUTTLE, Kent........ 3| 3 3 10 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0| 3.5

4 SILVA, Joel......... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 0| 8| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

7 ROBINSON, Jeff...... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

8 KAULIAKAMOA, Joe.... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

10 TAYLOR, Mat......... 1| 2 2 8 .000| 0| 0 2| 0| 4| 0 1 0| 0| 2.5

14 PEREZ, Yamil........ 3| 1 0 1 1.000| 22| 0 2| 0| 3| 0 1 0| 0| 1.5

TEAM................ | | | | 2| | | | 0.0

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Totals.............. 3| 53 14 115 .339| 49| 1 15| 6| 33| 1 18 0| 0| 64.0

TEAM ATTACK PER SET TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0

Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct

1 19 3 36 .444 19-29 65% SET SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 16 1 31 .484 19-30 63% BYU................. (0) 27 26 25 9-6, 7-5 MPSF

3 18 10 48 .167 16-29 55% Hawai'i............. (3) 30 30 30 10-5, 6-4 MPSF

Hawai'i | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

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

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1 Rawson, Matt........ 3| 6 1 13 .385| 3| 1 0| 0| 0| 1 3 0| 0| 9.5

2 Grgas, Steven....... 3| 4 1 9 .333| 0| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 4 0| 0| 6.0

5 Hunt, Steven........ 3| 12 3 24 .375| 0| 0 2| 0| 6| 0 3 1| 0| 13.5

7 Walker, Joshua...... 3| 15 5 24 .417| 2| 2 2| 0| 7| 0 2 0| 0| 18.0

10 Umlauft, Jonas...... 3| 15 5 40 .250| 1| 0 1| 0| 8| 0 2 0| 0| 16.0

15 Zemljak, Nejc....... 3| 2 1 3 .333| 41| 3 3| 0| 6| 0 3 0| 0| 6.5

8 Tuaniga, Gus........ 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

9 Cervantes, Ric...... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 3| 0 0| 0| 11| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

20 Dyer, Brennon....... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

TEAM................ | | | | 1| | | | 0.0

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Totals.............. 3| 54 16 113 .336| 51| 6 8| 1| 41| 1 17 1| 0| 69.5

TEAM ATTACK PER SET TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.5

Set K E TA Pct Sideout Pct

1 20 3 37 .459 20-28 71% Site: Honolulu, HI (Stan Sheriff Center)

2 20 8 40 .300 19-26 73% Date: Mar 01, 2010 Attend: 1084 Time: 2:09

3 14 5 36 .250 17-26 65% Referees: Dickson Chun, Ernie Ho

1 2 3 Total

Tie scores 6 0 1 7

Lead changes 2 0 0 2

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