All-American Russell Holmes and the No. 1 Cougars will open their season at UCSD this Friday and Saturday. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- The No. 1 ranked BYU men's volleyball team will see its first action of the new year Friday and Saturday at UC San Diego, a team to which the Cougars have never lost. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. PST.
BYU is a perfect 22-0 against the Tritons of UCSD. This year's squad is led by All-Americans Russell Holmes and Ivan Perez, although Perez is not likely to play this weekend for BYU as he is currently playing with his national team in Puerto Rico.
Interim head coach Shawn Patchell returns to man the team's helm in his second year. He led BYU to a 23-6 record in 2007 and a final ranking of No. 4. Former BYU setter Rob Nielson also returns for his second year as Patchell's assistant.
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