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Michaelis Achieves Milestone with Win Over SDSU

PROVO -- More than 2,500 Cougar volleyball fans watched Saturday as BYU coach Elaine Michaelis reached yet another milestone.

Already the second-winningest division I coach of all-time, Michaelis achieved her 850th career win Saturday in front of 2,578 fans when her Cougar team swept San Diego State 15-11, 15-7, 15-4 at the Smith Fieldhouse.

"It's just another match to me,"Michaelis said. "The players go out there on the court and do it. I really enjoy the job, working with these people (players) and the game of volleyball. It's a lot of fun."

The victory improved the Cougars to 9-3 overall and 2-0 in the Mountain West Conference. Michaelis' overall mark now stands at an impressive 850-212-5.

"Give her all the credit," BYU All-American Nina Puikkonen said. "She knows the game inside and out."

Puikkonen proved to know the game pretty well, too, Saturday, recording match-highs of 12 kills and six blocks. The junior middle blocker, who leads the nation in blocking, got help from fellow juniors Jackie Bundy and Kalani Tonga, who added seven kills and five blocks apiece. Tonga, whose five blocks equaled her season-high, had a match-best 10 digs while Bundy was the night's most efficient hitter with a .429 attack percentage.

As a team, BYU out blocked the Aztecs 15.5 to 4.0 while out hitting them .252 to .029. Monet Solberg had eight kills and eight digs to lead the Aztecs, who dropped to 6-8 overall and 0-2 in conference play with the loss.

BYU plays three matches next week. Before going on the road to play No. 4 Colorado State and Wyoming Friday and Saturday, the Cougars will host in-state foe Weber State Tuesday in the Smith Fieldhouse.

Volleyball Box Score

San Diego St Aztecs vs BYU Cougars (Sep 23, 2000 at BYU PROVO UTAH)

San Diego St Aztecs | 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... 2| 0 4 5 -.800| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

10 WRIGHT, Melissa..... 3| 1 1 4 .000| 26| 0 0| 0| 6| 0 2 0| 0

14 GRADY, Erin......... 3| 3 1 11 .182| 2| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0

15 ANGUOLOVA, Zlatina.. 3| 5 2 12 .250| 0| 1 0| 3| 5| 0 0 0| 0

16 McPARTLAND, Aspen... 3| 6 7 17 -.059| 1| 1 2| 1| 6| 1 1 0| 0

18 SOLBERG, Monet...... 3| 8 8 27 .000| 1| 0 2| 0| 8| 0 1 0| 0

1 HALLQUIST, Amy...... 2| 5 1 14 .286| 0| 1 0| 1| 3| 0 0 0| 0

5 MAGNUSON, Katie..... 3| 0 0 1 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0

11 SCHAUERMANN, Megan.. 2| 3 0 8 .375| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

12 ALLEN, Jessica...... 3| 0 4 6 -.667| 0| 1 4| 2| 2| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 31 28 105 .029| 31| 4 8| 7| 36| 1 6 0| 0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 13 12 41 .024 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 8 10 30 -.067 San Diego St Aztecs. 11 7 4 6 - 8 0 - 2

3 10 6 34 .118 BYU Cougars......... 15 15 15 9 - 3 2 - 0

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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5 PUIKKONEN, Karina... 3| 5 2 11 .273| 31| 1 2| 0| 6| 2 1 1| 0

9 PUIKKONEN, Nina..... 3| 12 3 24 .375| 0| 0 2| 1| 6| 0 6 0| 0

10 BUNDY, Jackie....... 3| 7 1 14 .429| 1| 0 1| 1| 5| 1 4 1| 0

12 LAYTON, Melissa..... 2| 4 5 16 -.062| 0| 0 2| 0| 3| 0 2 0| 0

14 TONGA, Kalani....... 3| 7 2 17 .294| 2| 3 2| 2| 10| 2 3 0| 0

15 TONGA, Sunny........ 3| 5 3 15 .133| 3| 3 0| 0| 5| 0 4 0| 0

2 WHITTAKER, Natalie.. 1| 2 0 6 .333| 2| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 1 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 42 16 103 .252| 39| 7 9| 4| 39| 5 21 2| 0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 15.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 12 8 38 .105 Site: BYU PROVO UTAH (SMITH FIELDHOUSE BYU)

2 8 5 27 .111 Date: Sep 23, 2000 Attend: 2578 Time: 1H 15M

3 22 3 38 .500 Referees: BILL PEER, TOM GIVEN, KAREN MARSHALL

- BYU coach Elaine Michaelis achieves 850th win

- Michaelis now has career record of 850-212-5

- Michaelis is second all-time in division I wins

- She is the career leader among female coaches