Sophomore Chelsea Goodman leads the MWC in kills. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
PROVO -- After playing and winning three matches in the last seven days, the No. 13 Cougars continue their busy schedule this week with a Tuesday night match at instate foe Weber State.
"We start this week on the road at Weber State, a team that has played very well at home," said BYU head coach Jason Watson. "Their coaching staff has them playing well. As with every in-state opponent, this one will be a challenge for our team."
The Wildcats are 10-12 on the season but are indeed playing tough at home, boasting a 7-1 record in the Dee Events Center this season. However, BYU holds a 53-0 series advantage over Weber State, including a 23-0 mark in Ogden. The two teams are also indirectly connected this year as the Wildcats have played seven matches against Cougar opponents, going 3-4 in those matches.
BYU picked up three more wins last week to stay undefeated at 18-0, including a 10-0 mark in conference play. The Cougars began the week by sweeping Utah Valley State in a Tuesday night match-up before returning to league play over the weekend. A three-game win over San Diego State Friday night gave BYU its seventh straight sweep, but the streak was broken on Saturday as the Cougars dropped game one to UNLV before coming back to win the match in four games.
Sophomore outside hitter Erica Lott came up big for the Cougars last week, recording two double-doubles and leading or sharing the lead in kills in all three matches. Lott also tallied a career-high seven blocks against the Rebels.
Tuesday night's match, which begins at 7 p.m., can be listened to live by clicking on the link on the schedule page of the women's volleyball homepage at http://www.byucougars.com/volleyball_w/. A live pay-per-view video feed is also available by going to the same link.