Blue and White Scrimmage Kicks Off Season

Lexi Brown led the blue team to a 4-game sweep Saturday night at the annual Blue and White Scrimmage. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The Cougars wrapped up their Fall Camp Saturday night with the annual Blue and White Scrimmage. Eighteen players saw action as the blue team, comprised mainly of returning letterwinners, won all four games (30-25, 30-21, 30-26, 30-22).

"It was really great for us to be able to play in front of the fans tonight," said BYU head coach Karen Lamb. "It's definitely a different experience than practice and it was especially good for our freshmen. We feel confident and optimistic for the upcoming season."

Junior Lexi Brown led the Cougars with 16 kills enroute to a .570 hitting percentage. Redshirt freshman Erica Lott also added 11 kills. The blue team hit .260 while serving 11 aces, putting up 14 blocks and diving for 91 digs. Lindsey Evans, a redshirt freshman and possible starter at the libero spot, led the Cougars with 18 digs on the night.

A large contingent of fans were on hand to witness the showdown, including many freshmen who had the opportunity to meet team members last week as they served donuts and juice at BYU's New Student Orientation. The evening was also punctuated by a rousing rendition of BYU's fight song sung by 2004 newcomers Tessa Stimpson, Jenny Weilert, Rachel Dyer, Bryn Porter, Amy Schlauder and Chelsea Goodman.

The Cougars will now look to start regular-season practices on Monday before opening Friday night against Quinnipiac at the Penn State Classic. BYU will also take on Rutgers Saturday afternoon and then conclude their season-opening tournament against No. 8 Penn State.

"We're excited to play Penn State at the tournament," Lamb said. "We have a long and good series going with them and it will be a great experience for us."

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