BYU women's volleyball sophomores (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- After a heartbreaking home loss Saturday to San Diego State the BYU women’s volleyball team (9-15, 4-6 MWC) now looks to come back with road wins at UNLV (8-18, 3-9 MWC) Thursday at 7 p.m. PT and Air Force (4-21, 1-11 MWC) Saturday at 12 p.m. MT.
Heading out of state for the first time since Oct. 23, the Cougars will take on UNLV Thursday in the 31st meeting between the teams. BYU leads the all-time series at 24-6, with the Cougars taking the last meeting in a 3-0 sweep in the first half of the season. BYU also leads the AFA series 25-1, the last meeting in Provo ending in a 3-0 sweep in October.
The Rebels are led on the net by Sara Nehf with 327 season kills on 3.37 kills per set while Amanda Alles controls the court with 5.73 assists per set and 539 assists overall. Libero Kela Lau Hee leads the offense with 3.59 digs per set.
The Falcons are led by Caroline Kurtz on the attack with 313 kills and 3.52 kills per set while Kelly Spencer anchors the back row with 296 total digs on the season and 3.33 per set.
Although Saturday’s match didn’t end as expected for the Cougars, two players posted career-highs. Senior Christina Measom recording a new career high in kills with 16 and sophomore Nicole Warner also with a new career high in service aces with three.
After Saturday’s match the Cougars will host their last two home matches with TCU Thursday Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. and New Mexico Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Saturday’s match will be senior night for Kiana Rogers, Stephanie Snow and Christina Measom.