BYU Concludes Penn State Classic With Loss

Lauren Richards and Kim Wilson were named to the Penn State Classic All-Tournament team as the Cougars went 2-1. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Wilson and Richards Named to All-Tournament Team

UNIVERSITY PARK -- The Cougars dropped a tough match vs. No. 8 Penn State Saturday night, losing in four games to conclude the Penn State Classic with a 2-1 record.

After defeating Rutgers in a long five game match earlier Saturday afternoon, BYU managed to keep the match tight through the first two games, falling 26-30 in the first and stealing the second from the Nittany Lions 30-27 as they hit a combined .241. But Penn State took over from there, winning handily by scores of 30-17 and 30-11 while holding the Cougars to an uncharacteristic .000 combined hitting percentage with 16 kills and 16 errors in both games.

"We played pretty well in the first two games," said BYU head coach Karen Lamb. "But then we hit a brick well in games three and four. We just broke down, especially in our passing."

Despite a disappointing .128 overall hitting percentage, there were some highlights for the Cougars in the loss. Junior Kim Wilson recorded her second double-double of the day on 15 kills and 10 digs and redshirt freshman Erica Lott picked up 13 kills, the first double-digit kills outing of her young career. Lexi Brown rounded out BYU's offensive output with 10 kills while Lindsey Metcalf anchored the defense with 18 digs and Lindsy Hartsock put up 8 blocks to control the net.

Three players recorded double-digit kills for the Nittany Lions as senior Ashley Pederson led all players with 19 kills and Sydnie Nadeau and Cassy Salyer added 14 and 10 kills, respectively enroute to a .252 team hitting percentage.

Wilson and junior setter Lauren Richards, who averaged 49 assists per match over the two-day tournament, were named to the All-Tournament team for their efforts, the third such award for both players in their careers.

"Everyone put forth a good effort," Lamb said. "This was a good learning experience for us. We're a pretty physical team but we just need to work out the details."

BYU will now return home to prepare to host the annual Mizuno Classic. The Cougars will meet Memphis on Friday night at 7:30 in their home-opener before taking on Oklahoma and Central Florida on Saturday in the Smith Fieldhouse at 2:30 and 7:30 respectively. Friday night's match will be broadcast on BYU Radio and fans can keep track of all the matches with live stats available through the BYU women's volleyball home page at www.byucougars.com.

"We're looking forward to the Mizuno Tournament and to playing at home in front of our fans," said Lamb. "We are going to keep improving."

Volleyball Box Score

BYU Cougars

BYU Cougars vs Penn State (Sep 04, 2004 at University Park, Pa.)

BYU Cougars | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS

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3 VARNER, April....... 1| 0 3 6 -.500| 0| 1 1| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 1.5

5 RICHARDS, Lauren.... 4| 8 4 20 .200| 46| 0 0| 0| 13| 0 1 1| 1| 8.5

7 WILSON, Kim......... 4| 15 8 37 .189| 2| 2 3| 4| 10| 0 3 0| 0| 18.5

9 BROWN, Lexi......... 4| 10 2 26 .308| 0| 0 0| 0| 6| 0 2 1| 0| 11.0

10 LOTT, Erica......... 4| 13 8 41 .122| 1| 0 3| 1| 9| 1 2 2| 0| 15.0

14 HARTSOCK, Lindsy.... 4| 4 3 16 .062| 0| 0 2| 0| 4| 0 7 1| 1| 7.5

1 GOODMAN, Chelsea.... 3| 2 3 5 -.200| 1| 0 1| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0| 2.0

2 KIHOLM, Mandi....... 3| 3 3 11 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 2 2| 0| 4.0

6 METCALF, Lindsey.... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 0| 18| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

12 PARKER, Catherine... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

16 EVANS, Lindsey...... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

17 POWELL, Stacie...... 2| 0 0 1 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

21 KEMP, Annie......... 3| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 1| 1| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

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Totals.............. 4| 55 34 164 .128| 54| 3 11| 7| 71| 1 18 7| 2| 68.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 18 13 45 .111 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 TEAM RECORDS

2 21 5 42 .381 BYU Cougars......... 26 30 17 11 2-1

3 9 10 43 -.023 Penn State.......... 30 27 30 30 3-0

4 7 6 34 .029

Penn State | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE|POINTS

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1 Nadeau, Syndie...... 4| 14 3 29 .379| 3| 1 1| 1| 10| 0 4 0| 0| 17.0

3 Eshleman, Tabitha... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 1 0| 1| 7| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

6 Tortorello, Sam..... 4| 3 1 12 .167| 46| 1 0| 0| 13| 1 2 0| 0| 6.0

12 Holm, Kim........... 4| 8 2 13 .462| 2| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 4 0| 0| 10.0

14 Salyer, Cassy....... 4| 10 5 25 .200| 2| 0 0| 0| 2| 2 4 2| 0| 14.0

15 Pederson, Ashley.... 4| 19 4 47 .319| 2| 1 0| 0| 9| 3 0 0| 0| 23.0

5 Brown, Kris......... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

7 Fidler, Ashley...... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

9 Walters, Kaleena.... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 3 3| 1| 21| 0 0 0| 0| 3.0

16 Price, Kate......... 4| 8 6 37 .054| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 2 0| 0| 9.0

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Totals.............. 4| 62 21 163 .252| 57| 7 5| 3| 66| 6 16 2| 0| 83.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 14.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 14 4 38 .263 Site: University Park, Pa. (Recreation Building)

2 18 7 46 .239 Date: Sep 04, 2004 Attend: 2704 Time: 2:02

3 15 7 41 .195 Referees: Patty Salvatore, Kurt Fulmer

4 15 3 38 .316

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