Perez Paces Another BYU Sweep

BYU's Yosleyder Cala helped pace another Cougars sweep over Stanford. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

STANFORD -- BYU's perfect season start continued, as the Cougars (6-0, 4-0 MPSF) swept Stanford (0-7, 0-4) for the second consecutive night and the fourth consecutive match overall, 30-24, 30-20 and 30-28.

"We were better tonight than last night," co-head coach Shawn Patchell said. "One of our goals this season is to be better on Saturday than Friday and we accomplished that tonight."

Ivan Perez led BYU with 14 kills while hitting .524 (14-3-21) while Rodnei Santos registered his second consecutive .750 (6-0-8) hitting performance. Perez added six digs and three service aces on the night. Libero Joel Silva added a career-best 11 digs for the Cougars.

BYU hit .374 on the match while holding the Cardinal to just a .219 performance. Russell Holmes led Cougar blockers with four while adding seven kills and hitting .438 (7-0-16).

"I'm especially pleased with our serving and passing," Pachell said. "We did both better tonight. Our middles were both very efficient and that is something we always like to see. When our middles get involved like they did tonight you can tell we passed well."

In game one it didn't take long for BYU to assert itself. The Cougars got off to a quick 7-3 lead when setter Yamil Perez dealt an ace. Stanford came back with a 6-3 run to cut BYU's lead to 10-9. From there the Cougars took off, building a 26-19 lead. The two teams traded points for the rest of the match with Holmes driving home a game-winning kill.

The Cougars never trailed in the second game. With BYU leading game two 20-16, the Cougars closed the game with a 10-4 run. After a service error by Stanford's Kawika Shoji, Yosleyder Cala stepped to the service line with a 25-19 lead. Cala's serving led BYU to four consecutive points. The Cougars won the game on a service error by the Cardinal's Matt Ceran.

Game three was a close game throughout its entirety with neither team building a lead larger than three points. With the Cardinal holding to a 22-19 lead, the Cougars came roaring back. After an Ivan Perez kill that sent him to the service line, the Cougars rolled off three consecutive points to give BYU a 25-23 lead. Stanford followed with a 5-2 run to force a Cougars timeout. Out of the timeout Cala got a kill and an ace to give BYU a match point. Cala's serve helped put the Cardinal away as Stanford committed an attack error on the Cougars first match point.

BYU has won 13 consecutive games overall and has only lost one game this season (Cal-Baptist). The Cougars take a break from MPSF play as they travel to Hawaii next week for the Outrigger Tournament. BYU will play Loyola-Chicago and Penn State at the tournament.

Volleyball Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

#2 Brigham Young Univ. vs Stanford (Jan 20, 2007 at Stanford, CA)

Brigham Young Univ. | 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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1 CALA, Yosleyder..... 3| 8 3 14 .357| 2| 2 1| 0| 4| 0 3 0| 0

2 SANTOS, Rodnei...... 3| 6 0 8 .750| 0| 0 2| 0| 1| 0 3 1| 0

8 PEREZ, Ivan......... 3| 14 3 21 .524| 0| 3 5| 0| 6| 0 2 1| 0

11 HOLMES, Russell..... 3| 7 0 16 .438| 1| 0 3| 0| 0| 0 4 0| 0

13 STOWELL, Robby...... 3| 9 7 25 .080| 1| 0 3| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 1

14 PEREZ, Yamil........ 3| 3 0 4 .750| 39| 1 2| 0| 5| 1 2 0| 0

5 COX, Scott.......... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

6 SILVA, Joel......... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 0| 11| 0 0 0| 0

7 SORENSEN, Trent..... 1| 1 1 3 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0

12 POMPEI, Andy........ 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 48 14 91 .374| 45| 6 17| 0| 31| 1 15 2| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 17 4 25 .520 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 15 3 28 .429 Brigham Young Univ.. (3) 30 30 30 6-0, 4-0

3 16 7 38 .237 Stanford............ (0) 24 20 28 0-7,0-4

Stanford | 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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5 Romero, Evan........ 3| 16 10 36 .167| 1| 0 2| 0| 4| 0 3 0| 0

7 Williams, Brandon... 3| 7 1 9 .667| 0| 0 5| 0| 1| 0 3 0| 0

9 Ceran, Matt......... 3| 10 3 28 .250| 0| 0 2| 3| 1| 0 1 1| 0

10 Skinner, Brian...... 3| 3 2 12 .083| 1| 0 1| 0| 5| 1 2 0| 0

12 Shoji, Kawika....... 3| 1 0 5 .200| 30| 0 5| 0| 4| 0 1 0| 1

14 Werner, Garrett..... 3| 2 1 5 .200| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 2 0| 0

2 Keller, Jarod....... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 1| 2| 7| 0 0 0| 0

4 Howell, Ed.......... 2| 0 1 1-1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

11 Lindberg, Brian..... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 1| 2| 0 0 0| 0

13 Palacios, Jason..... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 39 18 96 .219| 35| 0 17| 6| 25| 1 12 1| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 13 5 27 .296 Site: Stanford, CA (Burnham Pavilion)

2 11 6 34 .147 Date: Jan 20, 2007 Attend: 837 Time: 1:35

3 15 7 35 .229 Referees: Kent Kitade, Ray Mink

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