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Cougars Swept by Aztec Attack

Junior setter Karina Puikkonen had a match-and career-high 11 kills while hitting .421 against San Diego State Friday. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

SAN DIEGO -- The BYU women's volleyball team dropped its first conference match of the season 16-30, 17-30, 15-30 to San Diego State Friday. The loss drops the Cougars to 5-9, 0-1 Mountain West Conference, while the Aztecs improve to 10-7, 1-0.

"San Diego State is a very good team," head coach Karen Lamb said. "They played very well tonight and prevented us from executing our game plan."

Playing in a 6-2 system for the first time this, because of numerous injuries, the Cougars struggled to mount a consistent attack.

Junior setter Karina Puikkonen was given an opportunity to attack and she led the team in attempts (19) and had a match-high 11 kills while hitting .421. With 13 digs Puikkonen recorded a double-double on the night. Allison Larson was second on the team with eight kills while hitting .313.

The Aztecs displayed a cohesive offense as they hit .378 to the Cougars' .087. BYU, the fourth best blocking team in the nation heading into the match, was outblocked 2.0-16.0 on the night.

San Diego State was led by Zlatina Anguelova who had a team-leading 10 kills while hitting .429. Nicole Akporiaye led the staunch Aztec defense with 11 blocks.

The Cougars will conclude their road trip with a match against UNLV Saturday at 7 p.m. PDT in the Cox Pavilion.

Volleyball Box Score

BYU Cougars vs San Diego State (Sep 27, 2002 at San Diego, Calif.)

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

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

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2 PUIKKONEN, Karina... 3| 11 3 19 .421| 13| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 1

3 VARNER, April....... 3| 2 9 18 -.389| 1| 1 1| 4| 5| 0 0 0| 0

6 METCALF, Lindsey.... 3| 3 0 7 .429| 0| 0 3| 2| 4| 0 0 1| 0

7 LARSON, Allison..... 3| 8 3 16 .312| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

8 BOWERS, Carrie...... 3| 5 3 17 .118| 0| 1 0| 0| 1| 0 2 0| 0

5 CASTILLO, Sahara.... 3| 0 0 2 .000| 0| 1 3| 0| 7| 0 0 0| 0

10 WEBB, Erin.......... 2| 2 3 9 -.111| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

12 CRABBE, Uila........ 3| 0 0 1 .000| 15| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 1

15 WILSON, Kimberly.... 3| 4 5 15 -.067| 0| 0 0| 3| 2| 0 1 1| 0

17 MAHAFFEY, Michelle.. 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 3| 0 0 0| 0

TEAM................ | | | | 2| | |

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Totals.............. 3| 35 26 104 .087| 30| 3 8| 12| 28| 0 4 2| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 2.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 14 7 35 .200 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 11 6 29 .172 BYU Cougars......... 16 17 15 5-9 (0-1 MWC)

3 10 13 40 -.075 San Diego State..... 30 30 30 10-7 (1-0 MWC)

San Diego State | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

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

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4 AKPORIAYE, Nicole... 3| 4 0 7 .571| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 11 0| 0

7 CURRIER, Rochelle... 3| 9 2 14 .500| 2| 2 0| 0| 10| 1 0 0| 0

10 WRIGHT, Melissa..... 3| 4 1 6 .500| 29| 2 0| 0| 4| 0 4 1| 1

11 SCHAUERMANN, Megan.. 3| 3 0 6 .500| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 7 0| 0

15 ANGUELOVA, Zlatina.. 3| 10 1 21 .429| 2| 2 0| 1| 2| 0 3 0| 0

16 MCPARTLAND, Aspen... 3| 8 2 22 .273| 1| 1 0| 0| 9| 1 3 0| 0

8 GREGG, Robyn........ 3| 0 1 3 -.333| 0| 4 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

13 ENGSTROM, Sara...... 3| 1 1 3 .000| 0| 1 0| 1| 3| 0 0 0| 0

TEAM................ | | | | 1| | |

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Totals.............. 3| 39 8 82 .378| 34| 12 1| 3| 30| 2 28 1| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 16.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 14 1 23 .565 Site: San Diego, Calif. (Peterson Gym)

2 11 5 25 .240 Date: Sep 27, 2002 Attend: 243 Time: 1:12

3 14 2 34 .353 Referees: Joan Powell, Jesse Martinez

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