Cougars Battle Utes, Fall in Five

Kiana Rogers posted 41 assists, five kills and seven blocks at Utah. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SALT LAKE -- In front of a record-high 1,747 fans, BYU (6-7, 2-1) lost a close match to Utah (9-5, 3-0) in five sets on Crimson Court Friday.

“I was pleased with our effort,” said BYU head coach Shay Goulding. “We made some mistakes at critical times, and in rally scoring it is hard to come back after those. I thought Utah played well, but they didn’t out-play us.”

Senior rightside hitter Kayla Walker came out with 19 kills on the night and 11 digs, her fourth double-double of the season. Camilla Phillips had a career-high eight kills while Kiana Rogers posted 41 assists. Morgan Lloyd Sorensen held up the back row with 24 digs, tying her career high.

In front of screaming Utah and BYU fans, the Utes came out with the first point of the night with a kill from Cinthia Silva. After a Utah service error, the two teams traded points until the Cougars posted a 4-0 run with kills from Walker and Warner and two hitting errors on Utah. Utah came back with a 3-0 run to eventually knot the score at five, seven and eight. BYU then kept the lead the rest of the set, achieved by a 4-0 run by pure Cougar blocks ending at 15-10. Both teams traded points until finishing at 25-19 in favor of the Cougars. Measom led the Cougars in set one with three kills and four blocks. Walker had one solo block and three assisted blocks to help the team achieve 6.5 blocks for set one compared to the Utes’ 1.5.

Utah started fast in set two, tallying a 7-1 run. BYU couldn’t keep up, coming only within three points after posting a 5-1 run ending with a service ace from Kiana Rogers at 9-6. With back-and-forth play the rest of the set, BYU could only come within four points, eventually falling to the Utes after they posted a 3-0 run to end the second 25-19.

Both teams traded points for the first 10 points in set three until Utah came out with a 5-0 run to give them the lead at 15-10. BYU then called a timeout and posted a 7-1 run coming out of that timeout to give them a 17-16 lead. With points scored by a number of BYU players, the balanced play helped the Cougars pull ahead. After knotting the score at 20, the Cougars posted a 3-0 run, causing the Utes to call a timeout at 23-20. Utah came out of the timeout with one point off of a BYU blocking error. Measom then scored the 24th point, but Utah wasn’t finished. The Utes then tallied a 3-0 run to put the score at 24-25. Tying the score at 24, 25, 26 and 27, BYU finally pulled ahead off a Utah hitting error and a net violation, ending set three at 29-27, putting the Cougars up two sets to one.

Set four proved to be as exciting as set three, the outcome being the only difference. Both teams traded points until Utah came out with a 5-0 run to cause the Cougars to play catch up. BYU did indeed catch up, calling a time out at 21-17 (Utah lead), followed by two-straight BYU points to bring the score to 22-20. Utah then called a timeout and posted two-straight points (24-20), but the Cougars weren’t finished yet. With Phillips hitting one Utah player in the face on a kill and three Utah hitting errors, the Cougars found themselves on top at 25-24. Tying the next five points, with back-to-back kills from Utah’s Cinthia Silva, Utah won set four 31-29.

Set five had both teams on their toes, the first to eight being the Utes at 8-5 to switch sides of the court. Utah then pulled away with a 4-1 run and kept the lead to finish off the match 15-10.

The Cougars will welcome North Dakota State to Elaine Michaelis Court Tuesday in the Smith Fieldhouse at 7 p.m.


Volleyball Box Score

BYU Cougar Volleyball 2009

BYU Cougars vs Utah (Sep 25, 2009 at Salt Lake City, Utah)

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

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

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7 MEASOM, Christina... 5| 7 4 32 .094| 0| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 11 0| 1| 12.5

9 ROGERS, Kiana....... 5| 5 2 9 .333| 41| 2 2| 0| 6| 2 5 1| 1| 11.5

11 LAKE WRIGHT, Melissa 5| 0 0 1 .000| 2| 0 1| 0| 15| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

12 WALKER, Kayla....... 5| 19 13 58 .103| 1| 0 0| 1| 11| 1 4 0| 0| 22.0

14 CARPENTER, Christie. 5| 7 7 30 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 4| 1 1 0| 0| 8.5

15 WARNER, Nicole...... 5| 6 3 18 .167| 1| 0 2| 0| 1| 2 4 0| 0| 10.0

1 LLOYD SORENSEN, Morg 5| 0 0 1 .000| 1| 0 2| 2| 21| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

6 GOODSELL, Chelsea... 5| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 2 3| 2| 9| 0 0 0| 0| 2.0

10 PHILLIPS, Camilla... 5| 8 4 21 .190| 0| 0 0| 1| 1| 0 6 0| 1| 11.0

16 LAU, Stephanie...... 1| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

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Totals.............. 5| 52 33 172 .110| 46| 4 10| 6| 71| 6 31 1| 3| 77.5

TEAM ATTACK PER SET TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 21.5

Set K E TA Pct

1 10 6 31 .129 SET SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS

2 8 10 38 -.053 BYU Cougars......... (2) 25 19 29 29 10 6-7, 2-1 MWC

3 13 5 43 .186 Utah................ (3) 19 25 27 31 15 9-5, 3-0 MWC

4 14 9 42 .119

5 7 3 18 .222

Utah | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

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

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6 SANDBERG, Chelsey... 5| 3 3 14 .000| 1| 1 3| 0| 4| 1 4 0| 0| 7.0

9 KILLPACK, Danielle.. 5| 3 5 11 -.182| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 9 0| 0| 7.5

10 BARTKOWIAK, Karolina 5| 22 9 39 .333| 0| 1 4| 0| 17| 0 4 0| 0| 25.0

13 SILVA, Cinthia...... 5| 14 10 42 .095| 1| 1 2| 3| 10| 0 6 1| 0| 18.0

14 SIMMONS, Abby....... 5| 0 0 0 .000| 31| 0 1| 0| 12| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

16 HIBBERT, Sarah...... 5| 14 12 62 .032| 0| 0 0| 0| 8| 0 2 0| 0| 15.0

2 NEELEY, Stephanie... 5| 0 0 1 .000| 27| 1 0| 0| 7| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

4 CRUMP, Corinne...... 3| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 1 2| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

7 LANTING, Jennifer... 5| 9 4 21 .238| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 4 0| 0| 11.0

11 FISHER, Keisha...... 5| 0 0 2 .000| 2| 1 0| 1| 18| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

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Totals.............. 5| 65 43 193 .114| 62| 6 12| 4| 76| 1 29 1| 0| 86.5

TEAM ATTACK PER SET TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 15.5

Set K E TA Pct

1 12 12 39 .000 Site: Salt Lake City, Utah (Crimson Court)

2 9 6 34 .088 Date: Sep 25, 2009 Attend: 1747 Time: 2:12

3 18 12 55 .109 Referees: Patricia Malta, Maile Jewkes

4 18 11 45 .156

5 8 2 20 .300

1 2 3 4 5 Total

Tie scores 5 0 14 11 1 31

Lead changes 1 0 6 8 0 15

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