Fourteen and Oh So Sweet

Redshirt freshman Rachel Dyer recorded three blocks in the first game against Air Force Friday night, helping the No. 16 Cougars sweep the Falcons. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- The Cougars secured their best start since 1977 and 14th win of the season Friday night, rolling through the Air Force Academy in three games and letting everyone in on the action along the way.

The Cougars trailed only once during the contest, indicative of how the entire evening would go for the Falcons. The Cougars held their opponent to a -.009 hitting percentage on the night behind the blocking of Rachael Dyer and the offensive power of outside hitters Chelsea Goodman and Erica Lott, who had 16 and 14 kills respectively.

After a quick first game, which had BYU feeling like its undefeated season was not in jeopardy, coach Jason Watson decided to give the bench some playing time. Virtually emptying his bench midway through the second game, Watson watched from the sideline as the players he had on the floor held off the Falcons. With the inexperienced team on the floor, the Cougars battled to a 30-26 win, a game whose score was closer than the competition was.

"We feel everyone on the roster has contributed to our success," Watson said. "So it was our hope to reward some people with playing time tonight."

After the break BYU returned to form, leaving no doubt as to why they are ranked No.16 in the country. The Cougars pounded out a 21-6 run to end the game, including 11 straight points served by Erica Lott. On the defensive side, BYU held Air Force to only two kills and forced them into 10 hitting errors. By the time the game was over, each of the 14 eligible players on the Cougar roster had taken the floor and BYU's unbeaten season remained in tact.

"I think being 14-0 adds a little pressure to us," outside hitter Chelsea Goodman said. "We're the team in the conference everyone wants to beat, but I think it helps us play better."

The Cougars look to continue their winning ways Saturday night against the Lobos of New Mexico. The match begins at 5 p.m.

Volleyball Box Score

The Automated ScoreBook

Air Force vs #16 Brigham Young Univ. (Oct 14, 2005 at Smith Field house)

Air Force | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1 AKERS, Brooke....... 3| 5 8 28 -.107| 0| 1 1| 0| 4| 0 1 0| 1| 6.5

4 SIEFKEN, Carly...... 3| 2 0 8 .250| 22| 1 1| 0| 6| 1 0 0| 0| 4.0

9 STEWART, Kristina... 3| 7 4 26 .115| 0| 0 0| 2| 3| 0 1 0| 0| 7.5

13 GALLEGOS, Rebecca... 3| 5 4 21 .048| 0| 0 1| 0| 12| 0 0 0| 0| 5.0

15 PETTIE, Jasamine.... 3| 0 2 4 -.500| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

23 HAMLETT, Kristin.... 3| 5 4 17 .059| 0| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 1| 5.5

2 BINA, Ellen......... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

8 DUNN, Tara.......... 2| 0 1 2 -.500| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

11 KALLABIS, Kim....... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 1 0| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

12 GERTON, Rebecca..... 3| 0 0 1 .000| 2| 0 2| 3| 6| 0 0 0| 1| 0.0

14 THOMAS, Briana...... 2| 0 2 3 -.667| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 0.5

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Totals.............. 3| 24 25 110 -.009| 24| 3 7| 5| 37| 1 4 0| 3| 30.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 3.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 7 6 35 .029 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 15 9 47 .128 Air Force........... (0) 19 26 14 4-17; 0-7 MWC

3 2 10 28 -.286 Brigham Young Univ.. (3) 30 30 30 14-0; 7-0 MWC

Brigham Young Univ. | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

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

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

1 GOODMAN, Chelsea.... 3| 16 4 37 .324| 1| 2 4| 0| 9| 0 2 1| 0| 19.0

2 BEAUMONT, Janvier... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 1| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

5 EVANS, Lauren....... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 17| 0 2| 0| 5| 0 1 0| 1| 0.5

9 PATTERSON, Lexi..... 1| 2 1 7 .143| 1| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0| 2.5

10 LOTT, Erica......... 3| 14 6 31 .258| 0| 2 3| 0| 8| 0 0 0| 0| 16.0

44 DYER, Rachel........ 3| 7 5 18 .111| 1| 1 0| 0| 1| 1 4 1| 0| 11.0

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

6 STIMPSON, Tessa..... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

11 KEMP, Annie......... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

12 PARKER, Catherine... 3| 2 0 3 .667| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 0| 3.0

13 PORTER, Bryn........ 2| 5 2 10 .300| 1| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 1 1| 0| 5.5

14 HARTSOCK, Lindsy.... 1| 1 0 1 1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

15 SCHLAUDER, Amy...... 2| 2 0 2 1.000| 21| 0 0| 1| 5| 0 1 0| 1| 2.5

20 JUDKINS, Jenna...... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Totals.............. 3| 49 18 109 .284| 46| 5 11| 3| 54| 1 12 3| 2| 61.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 16 6 36 .278 Site: Smith Field house (Elaine Michaelis)

2 18 7 50 .220 Date: Oct 14, 2005 Attend: 1454 Time: 1 H 35M

3 15 5 23 .435 Referees: JOHN MARTIN, ANNETTE COTTLE, KAREN MARSHALL

Tags: Results