Another Win For No. 19 BYU

Setter Amy Schlauder recorded her first career double-double with career highs of 70 assists and 10 digs Saturday night against New Mexico. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The No. 19 BYU women's volleyball team came out slow but dominated down the stretch Saturday night as the Cougars defeated the New Mexico Lobos, 30-32, 30-22, 30-18, 30-21, in the Smith Fieldhouse, improving to 15-2 overall and 6-1 in the Mountain West Conference.

"We definitely got better as the match went on," said BYU head coach Jason Watson. "We ended better than we started, and that's an encouraging thing. We showed a lot of determination."

Junior outside hitter Chelsea Goodman once again led BYU with 23 kills and 16 digs. She was joined in double figures on offense by Lindsy Hartsock with 16 kills, Kim Wilson Sorensen with 14, Erica Lott with 14 and Marisa Vandersteen with 10 -- a career high. Vandersteen also led the Cougars in hitting efficiency with a .667 mark in just her second career start.

Sophomore setter Amy Schlauder also had a career night in just her second match back after recovering from a broken finger suffered on Sept. 7. Schlauder recorded a career-high 70 assists, surpassing the 66 she posted on Friday night, to go along with a personal-best 10 digs, marking the first double-double of her career.

"Having Amy back is great," said Hartsock. "She's a strong presence for us who always works hard. Her leadership on the court is very important to us."

Game one was all Cougars from the start as BYU came out firing on all cylinders and built a 13-5 lead. But Cougar miscues helped spark an 8-2 Lobo run, reducing the lead to just 15-13. BYU kept its composure and held on until a 7-1 New Mexico spurt put the Lobos up 23-21 and left the Cougars looking for answers. They got them from Vandersteen. The redshirt freshman, who started in place of the injured Rachel Dyer, recorded a block and a kill to help BYU tie things up at 27-27. From there the two teams battled back and forth as the Cougars fought off two game points until a kill and another Cougar error sealed the deal for the Lobos, 32-30.

A completely different theme emerged in game two as the Cougars dominated in every aspect of the game. BYU managed to turn a .082 game-one hitting percentage into a sizzling .500 mark on the way to a 30-22 win in which the Cougars never trailed. Goodman contributed six kills and four digs in the game to claim her 11th double-double of the season. Game three was much the same as BYU took control from the start with a 12-5 lead featuring back-to-back-to-back kills from Hartsock. The Cougars cruised from there, notching the 30-18 win.

With their backs against the wall, the Lobos fought back in game four, overcoming an early 7-4 deficit to tie things up at 8-8. But BYU once again proved dominant, challenging the UNM defense on every point while posting a .531 hitting percentage and recording a 30-21 win.

The Cougars will now hit the road to finish the first half of conference play at Wyoming on Thursday night at 7 p.m.

Volleyball Box Score

BYU Cougars

New Mexico Lobos vs #19 BYU Cougars (Oct 07, 2006 at Smith Fieldhouse)

New Mexico Lobos | 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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3 THERKELSEN, Kelly... 4| 10 2 27 .296| 4| 0 0| 1| 0| 0 1 0| 0

4 KWASIGROCH, Sarah... 4| 4 0 6 .667| 40| 1 1| 0| 7| 0 0 1| 0

5 INGRAM, Joelle...... 4| 4 2 19 .105| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 3 2| 0

6 MORRIS, Rose........ 4| 16 9 50 .140| 3| 1 0| 4| 11| 0 2 0| 0

9 SUITER, Allison..... 4| 8 2 18 .333| 0| 0 2| 0| 2| 0 3 0| 0

10 FAIRCHILD, Jeanne... 4| 12 7 40 .125| 0| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 3 1| 0

1 TRIPP, Gayle........ 4| 0 0 1 .000| 1| 0 1| 3| 9| 0 0 0| 0

8 CRAWLEY, Kathleen... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 1 2| 0| 6| 0 0 0| 0

15 HEASTY, Jennifer.... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 1 3| 0| 7| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 4| 54 22 161 .199| 49| 4 9| 8| 45| 0 12 4| 0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 16 6 47 .213 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 TEAM RECORDS

2 15 4 38 .289 New Mexico Lobos.... (1) 32 22 18 21 6-12, 2-5

3 10 5 40 .125 BYU Cougars......... (3) 30 30 30 30 15-2, 6-1

4 13 7 36 .167

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 GOODMAN, Chelsea.... 4| 23 8 49 .306| 1| 1 4| 0| 16| 0 4 0| 0

8 VANDERSTEEN, Marisa. 4| 10 0 15 .667| 0| 0 0| 1| 1| 0 5 1| 0

10 LOTT, Erica......... 4| 14 10 38 .105| 0| 2 3| 2| 9| 0 5 2| 0

11 PINEGAR, Annie...... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 9| 0 0 0| 0

14 HARTSOCK, Lindsy.... 4| 16 1 24 .625| 0| 1 0| 0| 5| 0 6 0| 0

15 SCHLAUDER, Amy...... 4| 3 1 4 .500| 70| 3 0| 0| 10| 0 3 1| 2

2 BEAUMONT, Janvier... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 1 1| 1| 12| 0 0 0| 0

7 SORENSEN, Kim....... 4| 14 4 31 .323| 2| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 0 1| 0

16 LAU, Stephanie...... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 4| 80 24 161 .348| 74| 8 8| 4| 66| 0 23 5| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 17 13 49 .082 Site: Smith Fieldhouse (Elaine Michaelis)

2 21 3 36 .500 Date: Oct 07, 2006 Attend: 1813 Time: 1 h 57 m

3 22 5 44 .386 Referees: Gary Houghton, Daphne Nelson, Karen Marshall

4 20 3 32 .531

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