No. 13 BYU Remains Undefeated

True freshman Janvier Beaumont contributed 11 digs in the Cougars' win over Weber State. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

OGDEN -- No. 13 BYU maintained its claim on Utah volleyball supremacy and its undefeated record Tuesday night, sweeping instate rival Weber State in Ogden. Winning their sixth match in 12 days, the Cougars improved to 19-0 on the season with the 30-17, 30-27, 30-23 win, their eighth sweep in the last nine matches.

"Weber State is a very confident team playing at home," said BYU head coach Jason Watson. "I was pleased that we were able to get our middles going offensively. We stayed in system and were very consistent in our play."

The Cougars' offensive efforts were led by sophomore outside hitter Chelsea Goodman, who had 14 kills on .385 hitting. Redshirt freshman Rachel Dyer was the only other Cougar with double-digit kills as she chipped in 11 on .438 hitting and led BYU with three aces. Junior Lindsy Hartsock was the most efficient Cougar hitter with a .625 mark, the 13th match this season in which she has hit .500 or better. Sophomore libero Lindsey Evans led BYU in digs with 15 while freshman Janvier Beaumont contributed 11.

"Rachel (Dyer) was able to get back into her groove and did a very nice job for us as did Lauren (Richards Evans)," Watson said. "They both had a real good night."

As a team, the Cougars hit .304 while holding Weber State to just .133 hitting and not allowing any of the Wildcats to record double-digit kills.

Game one was all BYU as the Cougars jumped out to an early lead and never looked back en route to the 30-17 win. However, the fatigue associated with playing so many matches of late caught up with BYU as the match wore on. The Cougars played catch-up for most of game two, finding themselves down one or two points and unable to take the lead.

Trailing 24-23, senior Lexi Brown Patterson found a seam and put down a kill to tie the game. A Weber State error on the next point gave BYU the lead but the celebration was short-lived as the Wildcats tied the game at 27-27. But the composure and experience of the Cougars proved too much for WSU as BYU scored the next three points to win the game 30-27 and head to the locker room up two games to none.

With their backs against the wall, the Wildcats quickly took control of game three, jumping out to a 16-10 lead before a 6-1 BYU run tightened the game at 17-16. Weber managed to stretch its lead to two points at 19-17, but that was all the magic the Wildcats had left as the Cougars put together an 8-0 run to take a 24-19 lead and cruised to the 30-23 game-three win.

BYU stays on the road for four of its last six matches beginning with a contest at TCU on Friday night in a 6 p.m. MST start. The Cougars swept the MWC-newcomers in the teams' first meeting this season.

Volleyball Box Score

BYU COUGARS

Brigham Young Univ. vs Weber State (Oct 25, 2005 at Ogden, Utah)

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

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1 GOODMAN, Chelsea.... 3| 14 4 26 .385| 0| 0 0| 0| 6| 0 0 0| 0| 14.0

2 BEAUMONT, Janvier... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 1 0| 1| 11| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

3 EVANS, Lindsey...... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 0| 15| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

5 EVANS, Lauren....... 3| 3 0 5 .600| 47| 0 4| 0| 6| 0 3 0| 0| 4.5

10 LOTT, Erica......... 3| 9 7 31 .065| 0| 0 2| 1| 4| 0 1 0| 0| 9.5

14 HARTSOCK, Lindsy.... 3| 5 0 8 .625| 0| 1 1| 0| 3| 0 2 0| 0| 7.0

44 DYER, Rachel........ 3| 11 4 16 .438| 0| 3 4| 0| 0| 1 3 0| 0| 16.5

9 PATTERSON, Lexi..... 3| 4 2 11 .182| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0| 4.5

11 KEMP, Annie......... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

13 PORTER, Bryn........ 1| 7 1 18 .333| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 7.0

TEAM................ | | | | 1| | | | 0.0

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Totals.............. 3| 53 18 115 .304| 50| 5 11| 3| 50| 1 10 0| 0| 64.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 6.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 15 6 27 .333 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 20 5 37 .405 Brigham Young Univ.. (3) 30 30 30 19-0

3 18 7 51 .216 Weber State......... (0) 17 27 23 10-13

Weber State | 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 Chelsea Bair........ 3| 8 6 28 .071| 1| 3 5| 0| 12| 0 0 0| 0| 11.0

3 Leah Burmeister..... 3| 5 6 23 -.043| 0| 0 1| 2| 5| 0 0 0| 0| 5.0

4 Shelby Walford...... 3| 3 0 7 .429| 28| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 2 0| 0| 4.0

5 Kaytie Thorpe....... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 2| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

6 Kolbie Murphey...... 3| 8 3 25 .200| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 8.5

8 Melissa Nielsen..... 3| 6 1 14 .357| 1| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 2 0| 0| 7.0

14 Kim Ellis........... 3| 3 0 13 .231| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 3 0| 0| 4.5

7 Keelee Kap.......... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 0| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

10 Stacy White......... 1| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

11 Ashley Dallin....... 2| 0 1 1-1.000| 0| 0 1| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 1| 0.0

12 Kristi Lindley...... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

16 Kellie Henry........ 1| 0 1 1-1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

TEAM................ | | | | 1| | | | 0.0

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Totals.............. 3| 33 18 113 .133| 32| 3 8| 5| 36| 0 8 0| 1| 40.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 4.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 5 8 35 -.086 Site: Ogden, Utah (Dee Events Center)

2 15 3 35 .343 Date: Oct 25, 2005 Attend: 673 Time: 1:30

3 13 7 43 .140 Referees: Terry Ray, Robin Pence

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