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Tritons Blanked; Hawaii Up Next

SAN DIEGO -- The fourth-ranked BYU men's volleyball team completed a two match sweep at UC San Diego on Wednesday, blanking the Tritons, 30-28, 30-25, 30-24. The win marks the 10th straight for the Cougars, improving their record to 21-5, 15-5 on the season.

During the current 10-match win streak, which dates back to March 8, the Cougars have posted an impressive 30-3 single-game record (.910).

All-American Mike Wall and senior outside hitter Joaquin Acosta tag-teamed for 24 of the Cougars' 45 kills against the Tritons. Wall recorded a match-high 13 kills on the night, hitting 13-of-20 with just three errors (.500). Defensively, BYU held UC San Diego to a .152 average at the net, forcing 25 errors. The Cougars out-blocked the Tritons, 11-6, led by middle blocker Rafael Paal. Paal recorded a match-high six blocks and was credited with a team-leading seven digs. Freshman setter Carlos Moreno recorded 40 assists on the night.

BYU will next travel to Hawaii for the regular-season finale against the second-ranked Warriors (19-6,16-4). BYU and Hawaii will square off on both Friday and Saturday at the Special Events Center in Honolulu, beginning at 7 p.m. (HST). Both matches can be heard over the internet on Honolulu's KCCN radio. Fans may listen in by logging on to the University of Hawaii webpage at uhathletics.hawaii.edu.

The two-match series at Hawaii will determine final seedings in the MPSF Tournament for both the Cougars and Warriors. Currently the Cougars hold a match lead over Stanford, who play at USC and Pepperdine this weekend. A Stanford loss at either Pepperdine or USC and one win at Hawaii would secure at least a fourth-place finish for the Cougars. Should BYU earn the fourth-place seeding, it will host the No. 5 seed in the first round of the MPSF Tournament on Saturday, April 20 at the Smith Fieldhouse.

Brigham Young vs UC San Diego (Apr 10, 2002 at San Diego, Calif.)

Brigham Young | 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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2 WALL, Mike.......... 3| 13 3 20 .500| 0| 0 1| 0| 6| 0 5 0| 0

4 ACOSTA, Joaquin..... 3| 11 2 24 .375| 0| 0 3| 1| 1| 0 3 0| 0

6 GORNY, Chris........ 3| 4 1 9 .333| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 4 1| 0

9 PAAL, Rafael........ 3| 5 1 10 .400| 2| 3 4| 1| 7| 0 6 2| 0

11 MORENO, Carlos...... 3| 1 3 5 -.400| 40| 0 4| 0| 4| 0 3 0| 2

18 SLABE, Luka......... 2| 5 3 14 .143| 0| 1 2| 0| 3| 0 0 1| 0

1 WILTON, Mike........ 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 2| 0 0 0| 0

7 MAYOL, Jaime........ 3| 5 1 7 .571| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0

17 PESSOA, Fernando.... 2| 1 0 1 1.000| 0| 0 0| 1| 4| 0 0 0| 0

Team................ | | | | 1| | |

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Totals.............. 3| 45 14 90 .344| 42| 4 15| 5| 28| 0 22 4| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 17 5 33 .364 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 12 5 25 .280 Brigham Young....... 30 30 30 21-5, 15-5 MPSF

3 16 4 32 .375 UC San Diego........ 28 25 24 6-23, 1-21 MPSF

UC San Diego | 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 Hove, Jordan........ 3| 1 0 2 .500| 37| 0 2| 0| 4| 0 3 0| 1

2 Waller, Jim......... 3| 8 7 30 .033| 0| 2 2| 0| 4| 0 1 0| 0

3 Kimball, James...... 3| 3 2 6 .167| 0| 1 2| 1| 0| 0 1 0| 0

10 Cogorno, Griffin.... 3| 7 7 21 .000| 0| 0 1| 2| 1| 0 0 0| 0

12 Foott, Brian........ 3| 5 2 10 .300| 0| 1 1| 0| 0| 0 3 0| 0

18 Perrine, Eric....... 3| 11 6 23 .217| 1| 0 4| 1| 3| 1 1 1| 0

4 Tai, Dickens........ 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0

9 TOREN, Adam......... 3| 5 1 7 .571| 0| 1 2| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 0

11 Mortimer, Chris..... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 8| 0 0 0| 1

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Totals.............. 3| 40 25 99 .152| 38| 5 14| 4| 24| 1 10 1| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 16 6 34 .294 Site: San Diego, Calif. (RIMAC Arena)

2 11 10 30 .033 Date: Apr 10, 2002 Attend: 398 Time: 1:35

3 13 9 35 .114 Referees: Jesse Martinez, Barb Corbeil

BYU 10th straight victory (30-3 single-game record)