The No. 4 men's volleyball team will travel to California this weekend to compete against the Pacific Tigers on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21 and 22, at 7 p.m. PT.
BYU’s offense is led by freshman Taylor Sander with 71 kills and a .340 hitting percentage. Joe Kauliakamoa has already recorded 137 assists in five matches and also leads the team with 24 digs. The Cougars outblocking its opponents 65 to 24, on average.
In their last outing the Cougars lost both of their matches to the defending national champions, the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal, on their home court. BYU had three players in both matches recording double-figures kills with Sander and Robb Stowell leading the way.
Last season, the Cougars swept the Tigers in both matches against them in Provo and now lead the series 25-5.
The Tigers host BYU with a 3-1 overall record, coming off their most recent match against Indiana Purdue that ended in a Pacific loss. Pacific’s Taylor Hughes leads the attack with 52 kills on the season, hitting .284. Teammate Sean Daley is hitting .571.
Gametracker will be available through the MEN'S VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE PAGE for both matches.
Current AVCA Divison I-II Coaches Poll
5. UC Santa Barbara
7. UC Irvine
8. Long Beach State
9. Penn State
10. Ohio State
11. Cal State Northridge
12. Ball State
15. UC San Diego