Waves Sweep Cougars

Libero Joel Silva had 11 digs for the Cougars in BYU's 3-0 loss to Pepperdine. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

MALIBU -- Southern California was unfriendly to No. 1 BYU, as the Cougars dropped their third consecutive match in the Golden State and fourth overall. BYU fell to No. 2 Pepperdine in three, 30-28, 30-23 and 30-21.

For the second consecutive match, the Cougars were led by Yosleyder Cala who had 17 kills on .324 hitting. Ivan Perez added eight kills, four blocks, seven digs and a service ace for BYU.

The first game was a back-and-forth battle of runs. Pepperdine started the set jumping out to a 7-2 lead. BYU came firing back with Ivan Perez behind the service line. The Cougars scored six consecutive points to take an 8-7 lead capped by a block by Russell Holmes, Brian Congelliere and Cala. Later in the first game, the Waves extended their 15-12 lead to 20-13 on a kill by Tom Hulse. The Cougars began to chip away at the lead and tied the game at 28 before Pepperdine scored back-to-back points to take the set, 30-28. The Waves' setter, Jonathan Winder scored a kill on a assist dump and a service ace to finish BYU off in the first.

In the second, Pepperdine started strong again. After the Cougars started the game with a 5-3 lead, the Waves went on a 10-4 run to grab a 13-9 advantage. BYU could not recover from the early Pepperdine run, falling 30-22. The Waves out-hit the Cougars, .304 to .161 in the second game.

The third game started out as a very tightly contested set with the Cougars once again jumping to an early 5-3lead. Like the first two games, Pepperdine had an early run to take a multi-point lead. In the third set, the Waves turned a 5-3 deficit into an 11-7 lead. Tom Hulse's service ace gave Pepperdine the 11-7 advantage. BYU would not lead again as the Waves cruised to the sweep on a 30-21 win.

BYU will return home next week as the Cougars will look to put an end to the current four-match losing streak. BYU will play Hawaii at the Smith Fieldhouse on Friday and Saturday. Both matches are set to start at 7 p.m. (MST) with Friday evening's match scheduled to be simulcast on KBYU and BYU-TV.

Volleyball Box Score

#1 BYU Cougars vs #2 Pepperdine (Feb 17, 2007 at Malibu, Calif.)

BYU Cougars | 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 CALA, Yosleyder..... 3| 17 6 34 .324| 0| 0 2| 0| 3| 1 1 0| 0

2 SANTOS, Rodnei...... 2| 1 1 6 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 3 0| 0

4 CONGELLIERE, Brian.. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 30| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 2 0| 1

8 PEREZ, Ivan......... 3| 8 7 26 .038| 0| 1 0| 2| 7| 0 4 1| 0

11 HOLMES, Russell..... 3| 8 5 16 .188| 2| 0 5| 0| 1| 1 3 0| 0

13 STOWELL, Robby...... 3| 6 4 15 .133| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 0

5 COX, Scott.......... 3| 3 2 5 .200| 0| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0

6 SILVA, Joel......... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 3| 11| 0 0 0| 0

7 SORENSEN, Trent..... 3| 1 0 3 .333| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0

14 NEFF, Chip.......... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 10| 0 2| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

17 STEWART, Andrew..... 1| 1 0 1 1.000| 0| 0 0| 1| 0| 0 0 0| 0

TEAM................ | | | | 1| | |

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Totals.............. 3| 45 25 106 .189| 43| 1 12| 7| 27| 2 15 1| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 17 10 44 .159 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 13 8 31 .161 BYU Cougars......... (0) 28 23 21 9-4 (5-3 MPSF)

3 15 7 31 .258 Pepperdine.......... (3) 30 30 30 11-1 (9-1 MPSF)

Pepperdine | 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 GAUDINO, Greg....... 3| 7 1 11 .545| 0| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 1 0| 0

9 SCHLEPPENBACH, J.D.. 3| 9 6 24 .125| 3| 1 1| 0| 3| 0 2 1| 0

11 GROBE, Jon.......... 3| 6 2 10 .400| 2| 0 2| 0| 6| 0 0 1| 0

12 CARROLL, Paul....... 3| 14 5 34 .265| 0| 4 2| 0| 5| 0 3 0| 0

14 HULSE, Tom.......... 3| 5 1 10 .400| 0| 1 1| 0| 2| 2 6 1| 0

15 WINDER, Jonathan.... 3| 1 1 3 .000| 36| 1 2| 0| 5| 1 2 0| 1

10 SUTHERLAND, Tanner.. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 5| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 42 16 92 .283| 41| 7 8| 1| 29| 3 14 3| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 14 9 42 .119 Site: Malibu, Calif. (Firestone Fieldhouse)

2 11 4 23 .304 Date: Feb 17, 2007 Attend: 2506 Time: 1:29

3 17 3 27 .519 Referees: John Martin, Kim Pickering

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