Cougars Sweep Away Horned Frogs

Senior Chelsea Goodman blasted 18 winners with 17 digs in BYU's sweep of TCU Friday night. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Behind a spectacular night from senior Chelsea Goodman, the No. 23 BYU women's volleyball team posted its third straight sweep Friday night with a 30-27, 30-20, 30-21 win over Mountain West Conference foe TCU in the Smith Fieldhouse. With the win, the Cougars improve to 11-4 overall and 4-2 in the MWC while the Horned Frogs fall to 15-6 on the year and 2-3 in league play.

"We're getting back to where we were in early September when we beat No. 10 Wisconsin," said BYU head coach Jason Watson. "We've seen some incremental changes that have helped us prepare and play better. Tonight we were able to get on some tendencies and create opportunities to score."

Goodman, the Preseason MWC Player of the Year, moved one step closer to setting the MWC career double-double record as she posted her 10th double-double of the season and 44th of her career with a match-high 18 kills and 17 digs. Now just three off the league record, Goodman's impressive offensive performance came on a season-best .486 hitting. Three other Cougars also recorded double-digits kills as Bryn Porter (12), Erica Lott (11) and Rachel Dyer (11) helped lead the BYU attack. Ashton Hansen notched eight blocks on the night to help the Cougars post nine team rejections and hold TCU to a .195 hitting mark, well below BYU's .348 attack efficiency.

BYU started out slow, falling behind 13-6 early in game one, but cut the lead to three points at 14-11 with a 5-1 run. TCU kept the Cougars at bay to a 20-15 lead until Porter found her rhythm, putting down three kills in the next five points to spark BYU on a 7-2 spurt, tying the game at 22-22. Three straight Horned Frog winners seemed to have TCU back in control at 25-22, but BYU wasn't done. The Cougars scored eight of the last 10 points to take the game 30-27 as Goodman blasted eight kills in the frame.

The two teams traded points early in game two until four straight Cougar points secured a 9-6 BYU lead. The Horned Frogs had a chance to tie things up at 12-11 but were thwarted in their attempt by a kill down the middle from Dyer, sending the Cougars on a 7-2 run to extend their lead to 19-13. From there, BYU never looked back, cruising to the 30-20 victory. The Cougars held the Horned Frogs to a .048 hitting mark in the frame while posting five team blocks, including four from Hansen.

Game three was a battle early on as neither team was able to lead by more than one point. Finally, BYU got back-to-back kills from Dyer and Lott to go up 10-8. Moments later, TCU was back within one at 11-10, but three straight bombs from Goodman established a 14-11 Cougar lead. The Horned Frogs wouldn't threaten again as BYU kept the pressure on to record the 30-21 win.

The Cougars will continue their homestand on Saturday night with another important MWC match against New Mexico (12-5, 3-2 MWC). Action will begin at 8 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse and can be followed via live stats.

Volleyball Box Score

BYU Cougars

TCU Horned Frogs vs #23 BYU Cougars (Oct 05, 2007 at Provo, Utah)

TCU Horned Frogs | 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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2 EDWARDS, Kourtney... 3| 9 0 18 .500| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0| 9.5

5 BARRY, Loren........ 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 3| 10| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

11 HAMPTON, Nirelle.... 3| 6 1 11 .455| 30| 1 2| 0| 8| 0 0 1| 0| 7.0

13 Kirk, Devon......... 3| 6 3 12 .250| 0| 1 3| 0| 1| 0 2 1| 0| 8.0

17 OTTO, Lauren........ 2| 4 3 13 .077| 1| 1 0| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 5.0

33 SMITH, LeMeita...... 3| 8 3 29 .172| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 8.5

1 BLACKWOOD, Katelyn.. 3| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 0| 2| 12| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

8 HUDSON, Christy..... 3| 4 3 12 .083| 0| 0 0| 1| 1| 1 1 0| 0| 5.5

10 HESTER, Irene....... 2| 3 5 19 -.105| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0| 3.5

14 CORLEY, Calli....... 3| 1 0 3 .333| 5| 0 1| 1| 19| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

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Totals.............. 3| 41 18 118 .195| 37| 3 7| 7| 56| 1 6 2| 0| 48.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 15 4 37 .297 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 11 9 42 .048 TCU Horned Frogs.... (0) 27 20 21 15-6, 2-3 MWC

3 15 5 39 .256 BYU Cougars......... (3) 30 30 30 11-4, 4-2 MWC

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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1 GOODMAN, Chelsea.... 3| 18 1 35 .486| 1| 3 2| 0| 17| 0 3 0| 0| 22.5

4 HANSEN, Ashton...... 3| 3 3 13 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 8 0| 0| 7.0

10 LOTT, Erica......... 3| 11 4 34 .206| 2| 0 2| 0| 9| 0 1 0| 1| 11.5

13 PORTER, Bryn........ 3| 12 1 29 .379| 2| 1 1| 2| 8| 0 2 0| 0| 14.0

15 SCHLAUDER, Amy...... 3| 2 0 2 1.000| 49| 0 1| 0| 4| 0 3 0| 1| 3.5

44 DYER, Rachel........ 3| 11 2 19 .474| 0| 1 3| 0| 5| 0 1 1| 0| 12.5

11 PINEGAR, Annie...... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 2 1| 1| 13| 0 0 0| 0| 2.0

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Totals.............. 3| 57 11 132 .348| 54| 7 10| 3| 58| 0 18 1| 2| 73.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 9.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 22 5 48 .354 Site: Provo, Utah (Smith Fieldhouse)

2 15 5 38 .263 Date: Oct 05, 2007 Attend: 1612 Time: 1H 50M

3 20 1 46 .413 Referees: JOHN MARTIN, BRUCE GRANT, KAREN MARSHALL

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