Road Games in Chicago This Weekend

Joe Kauliakamoa sets to Futi Tavana.

The second-ranked BYU men's volleyball team will take its six-game winning streak on the road for two games in Chicago, Illi., against Loyola University and Lewis University on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 11 and 12. Both games will begin at 7 p.m. CT.

The Cougars are coming off a two-game weekend sweep of No. 5 UCLA at home with a 3-1 win on Friday and a sweep on Saturday in front of a season-high crowd in the Smith Fieldhouse.

Junior Robb Stowell leads BYU's loaded offense with 146 kills and 56 digs on the season while freshman Taylor Sander adds 126 kills himself. Joe Kauliakamoa has recorded 362 assists, and 53 digs, this season to pace the Cougar attack.

Loyola will host this weekend's game with a 5-3 season record as they look to win their first-ever match against BYU. The Ramblers are 0-4 against the Cougars all-time. Junior Mike Bunting leads the attack with 133 kills and a .455 hitting percentage this season.

Lewis is led offensively by redshirt sophomore Jay Petty with 101 kills and a .345 attacking percentage. The Flyers and Cougars last met in 2008 when Lewis took the five-set victory for their first in the 11-game series between the teams.

BYU continues its road game swing next weekend when they head to Santa Barbar, Calif., to compete against UCSB on Feb. 17 and 18 before returning to the Smith Fieldhouse on Feb. 24.

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