No. 13 Cougars Continue Perfection in Texas

Erica Lott lead the Cougars in kills with 18 against TCU. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

FORT WORTH -- The No. 13 Cougars continued their road swing Friday night, earning a four-game win (30-21, 30-23, 25-30, 30-23) over TCU in Fort Worth to improve to 20-0 on the year and 11-0 in MWC play.

"It's always tough to come out with a victory when you're playing on the road, so we're real happy with tonight's result," said BYU head coach Jason Watson. "It's been a difficult couple of weeks for us in terms of the number of matches we've played. We're just happy to get this win over a very nice TCU team."

Several Cougars had impressive performances in the win, making the victory a complete team effort. Sophomore outside hitters Erica Lott and Chelsea Goodman led BYU in kills with 18 and 17, respectively, but also contributed on other areas of the floor as Lott tied her career-high with 11 digs and Goodman recorded a career-best four blocks. The TCU offense was also stifled by a season-high seven blocks from senior Lexi Brown Patterson.

Sophomore Lindsey Evans added 23 digs on the night, marking the third time this season she has recorded 20 or more, while senior setter Lauren Richards Evans completed the double-digit dig trifecta for BYU with 10 en route to her sixth double-double of the year. Junior middle blocker Lindsy Hartsock, ranked No. 1 in the nation in hitting percentage, recorded nine kills on .500 hitting, marking the 14th match this season in which she has hit .500 or better.

"Lindsy (Hartsock) had another solid performance tonight," said Watson. "I'm proud of the way all of our players stayed composed and worked together."

After winning the first two games easily, including holding the Horned Frogs to -.028 hitting in game two, BYU took control in game three and looked to be on its way to its ninth sweep in the last 10 matches. But, down 20-24, TCU stormed back with five straight points to take its first lead of the game. A kill from Richards Evans tied the match at 25-25, but the Horned Frogs responded with another 5-0 run to steal the game from BYU.

The Cougars came out in game four looking to put the match away, but quickly found themselves down 8-5. However, BYU was not about to let its undefeated record go by the wayside, putting together a 10-2 run to take a 15-10 lead. The Cougars cruised from there, hitting a match-high .326 to win the game 30-23.

BYU now travels back to Utah to take on the Utah Utes next Friday night at 7 p.m. in Salt Lake City. The Cougars defeated the Utes for the first time in 10 matches with a four-game win this season in Provo.

Volleyball Box Score

BYU COUGARS

#13 Brigham Young Univ. vs TCU Horned Frogs

(Oct 28, 2005 at Fort Worth, Texas)

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.... 4| 17 9 47 .170| 0| 0 1| 1| 7| 0 4 1| 0| 19.0

5 EVANS, Lauren....... 4| 6 2 13 .308| 48| 2 3| 0| 10| 0 1 0| 1| 8.5

9 PATTERSON, Lexi..... 4| 6 5 22 .045| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 1 6 1| 0| 10.0

10 LOTT, Erica......... 4| 18 8 49 .204| 1| 2 4| 1| 11| 1 2 0| 0| 22.0

14 HARTSOCK, Lindsy.... 4| 9 2 14 .500| 1| 1 2| 0| 6| 0 6 0| 0| 13.0

44 DYER, Rachel........ 4| 6 4 15 .133| 2| 0 1| 0| 2| 0 5 0| 0| 8.5

2 BEAUMONT, Janvier... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 3 2| 2| 5| 0 0 0| 0| 3.0

3 EVANS, Lindsey...... 4| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 4| 23| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

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

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

Totals.............. 4| 62 30 160 .200| 54| 8 14| 8| 67| 2 24 2| 1| 84.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 14.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 14 8 38 .158 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 TEAM RECORDS

2 12 7 38 .132 Brigham Young Univ.. (3) 30 30 25 30 20-0, 11-0 MWC

3 16 9 41 .171 TCU Horned Frogs.... (1) 21 23 30 23 15-10, 3-6 MWC

4 20 6 43 .326

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

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

4 CORLEY. Cali........ 4| 1 1 5 .000| 2| 0 1| 1| 10| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

7 HARMON, Hayley...... 4| 5 5 31 .000| 2| 0 1| 0| 4| 1 0 0| 0| 6.0

12 HAMPTON, Nirelle,... 4| 10 0 21 .476| 29| 4 2| 0| 6| 0 1 1| 1| 14.5

13 KIRK, Devon......... 4| 4 7 15 -.200| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 1 2 1| 0| 6.0

23 VAUGHN, Anna........ 4| 8 8 29 .000| 0| 1 2| 1| 3| 1 1 0| 0| 10.5

33 SMITH, LeMeita...... 4| 7 5 24 .083| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 7.0

1 WHITFIELD, Talaya... 4| 0 0 2 .000| 4| 1 5| 2| 18| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

3 BARRY, Loren........ 4| 1 0 2 .500| 1| 2 0| 3| 16| 0 0 0| 0| 3.0

5 GEHRKE, Pamela...... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

6 McHUGH, Gabi........ 1| 2 2 5 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 2.5

15 ESTEP, Erin......... 4| 4 2 12 .167| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 3 1| 0| 5.5

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

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

Totals.............. 4| 42 30 146 .082| 39| 8 12| 8| 61| 3 8 3| 1| 57.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 9 8 37 .027 Site: Fort Worth, Texas (Univ. Rec Center)

2 9 10 36 -.028 Date: Oct 28, 2005 Attend: 333 Time: 1:58

3 12 5 39 .179 Referees: Glenn Sabb, Michele Furlong

4 12 7 34 .147 ID-353382

TCU Libero Talaya Whitfield was issued a red card

with BYU leading 29-23 in the second game.

1 2 3 4 Total

Tie scores 0 8 3 3 14

Lead changes 0 1 2 2 5

Tags: Results