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No. 3 BYU travels to Illinois for season opener

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

PROVO, Utah – No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball heads to Chicago next week to open up the season with a pair of nonconference matches against No. 6 Lewis and No. 11 Loyola-Chicago.

No. 6 Lewis

  • BYU faces off against Lewis Friday, Jan. 6, at 7 p.m. CST at Neil Carey Arena.
  • The Cougars lead the overall series history with the Flyers 13-3.
  • BYU won the latest matchup in five sets, a neutral-site match in 2015.
  • Lewis finished the 2016 season with a 19-13, 10-6 MIVA record, falling in five sets to Ohio State in the MIVA Tournament championship match.

No. 11 Loyola-Chicago

  • The Cougars will then compete against the Ramblers Saturday, Jan. 7, at 7 p.m. CST at Gentile Arena.
  • BYU leads the overall series history against Loyola-Chicago 5-3.
  • The Cougars won the latest matchup between the two schools last year in four sets in the season opener.
  • The Ramblers ended the 2016 season with a 20-8, 12-4 MIVA record, falling in the MIVA Tournament semifinals in four sets.

Additional Match Info

Saturday’s match against Loyola-Chicago will be streamed live on ESPN3. Links to live stats for both matches can be found on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page.

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