Tough Competition Starts in California

(Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

The No. 2 BYU men's volleyball team will take on the No. 1 team in the country this weekend when they travel to play the UC Irvine Anteaters on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 13 and 14. 

The Cougars and Anteaters matched up earlier this season in the 2012 Gaucho Invitational with UC Irvine taking the 4-set victory. With it’s new No. 1-ranking, the Anteaters are the top team in the men’s volleyball world with returning preseason All-American Carson Clark and recent MPSF player of the week Jeremy Dejino. The Anteaters went 3-0 at last weekend’s tournament.

Live stats will be available for both matches through the the UC Irvine men's volleyball schedule page, click here.

BYU is coming off a 2-1 weekend at the Gaucho Invitational where sophomore All-American Taylor Sander totaled 59 kills, 9 digs and 5 service aces in three matches.

The Cougars return six starters in Sander, Futi Tavana, Robb Stowell, Joe Kauliakamoa, Ryan Boyce and Russ Lavaja

 Game Notes are attached for further information

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