No. 18 BYU Dominates TCU in Sweep

The Cougars were dominating on both sides of the ball Saturday night in a sweep of the TCU Horned Frogs. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

FORT WORTH -- In a dominating performance, the No. 18 BYU women's volleyball team made short work of the TCU Horned Frogs Saturday night, winning 30-22, 30-25, 30-20 in Fort Worth. With their 14th sweep of the season, the Cougars improved to 20-4 overall and 10-3 in the Mountain West Conference.

"I'm very happy that we were able to rebound and find our identity again," said BYU head coach Jason Watson, whose team suffered just its fourth loss of the season at New Mexico Friday night. "We progressed throughout the match and stayed composed. This was exactly the kind of performance we needed to feel good about the push we need to make to the postseason in the month of November."

Chelsea Goodman posted her 15th double-double of the year, which leads the MWC, with 14 kills and 11 digs, while Rachel Dyer also posted double-digit kills with 10 and Janvier Beaumont led BYU in digs with 17. The Cougars posted 12.5 team blocks in the three-game match, paced by five each from Dyer and Lindsy Hartsock. As a team, BYU hit .303 while allowing TCU just a .034 mark.

The Cougars got off to a quick start in game one, jumping out to an early 6-1 lead on the strength of two blocks and Goodman's serve. The Horned Frogs stormed back to make it 8-7 but BYU denied TCU the chance to tie things up, instead putting together an 8-2 spurt to go up 16-9. The Horned Frogs tried again with four straight points to get to within three, but the Cougars reeled off seven scores of their own to take a commanding 24-14 lead on the way to a 30-22 win. BYU hit a blistering .471 in the game with 17 kills and only one error combined to go along with six team blocks.

TCU took its first lead of the match early in game two with an 8-0 run to go up 9-4. However, a block by Dyer and Erica Lott ended the Cougar scoring drought and sparked a 5-0 BYU run capped by a kill from Kim Sorensen to knot the game at 9-9 and force a Horned Frog timeout.

A battle ensued as the two teams traded points until BYU took control with a 7-0 run to take a 19-13 led. However, just when it looked like the Cougars would run away with it, TCU came up with some magic of its own with five straight points to earn a chance to tie at 18-19. But instead Goodman came up with a huge kill on the leftside to preserve the Cougar advantage. Two plays later, Lott did the same thing on the right to keep BYU going. While the game stayed tight from there, the Cougars were never truly threatened again while posting a 30-25 win.

Hartsock scored BYU's first two points of game three with kills straight down the middle, but TCU put the pressure on with an early lead. The Cougars tied it up at 8-8 thanks to back-to-back Horned Frog miscues and then took the lead on an emphatic kill from Goodman. With their backs against the wall, the Horned Frogs continued to be plagued by errors as BYU stayed in system and applied constant pressure both offensively and defensively while widening the gap to 15-8. It was a lead the Cougars would never relinquish in cruising to the 30-20 win.

BYU will now return home for the Cougars' final two home matches of the season as they take on Nevada Thursday night at 5 p.m. and Wyoming Saturday night at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.

Volleyball Box Score

BYU Cougars

#18 BYU Cougars vs TCU Horned Frogs (Nov 04, 2006 at Fort Worth, Texas)

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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1 GOODMAN, Chelsea.... 3| 14 4 35 .286| 1| 2 3| 0| 11| 1 3 0| 0

10 LOTT, Erica......... 3| 7 2 17 .294| 0| 1 1| 1| 5| 0 3 0| 0

11 PINEGAR, Annie...... 3| 0 0 2 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 6| 0 0 0| 0

14 HARTSOCK, Lindsy.... 3| 9 1 16 .500| 0| 2 0| 0| 1| 0 5 1| 0

15 SCHLAUDER, Amy...... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 40| 1 1| 0| 6| 1 2 1| 2

44 DYER, Rachel........ 3| 10 6 17 .235| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 5 0| 1

2 BEAUMONT, Janvier... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 0 2| 6| 17| 0 0 0| 1

7 SORENSEN, Kim....... 3| 8 2 22 .273| 0| 0 0| 0| 3| 0 3 0| 0

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

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Totals.............. 3| 48 15 109 .303| 42| 6 7| 9| 49| 2 21 2| 4

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 12.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 17 1 34 .471 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 16 6 43 .233 BYU Cougars......... (3) 30 30 30 20-4, 10-3 MWC

3 15 8 32 .219 TCU Horned Frogs.... (0) 22 25 20 17-12, 5-9 MWC

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

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2 EDWARDS, Kourtney... 3| 4 3 11 .091| 1| 0 0| 0| 2| 1 2 1| 0

11 ALLEN, Emily........ 3| 4 2 10 .200| 4| 1 0| 0| 8| 0 2 0| 0

12 HAMPTON, Nirelle.... 3| 6 2 14 .286| 21| 2 2| 0| 3| 0 1 1| 2

17 OTTO, Lauren........ 3| 6 7 30 -.033| 0| 4 1| 1| 5| 1 1 1| 0

23 VAUGHN, Anna........ 3| 8 7 26 .038| 0| 1 1| 0| 0| 0 3 3| 0

33 SMITH, LeMeita...... 3| 4 5 18 -.056| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 1 1| 0

1 BLACKWOOD, Katelyn.. 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

5 BARRY, Loren........ 3| 0 0 3 .000| 1| 0 0| 1| 8| 0 0 0| 0

8 NEMETH, Agi......... 2| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

13 KIRK, Devon......... 1| 0 2 2-1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

14 CORLEY, Calli....... 3| 0 0 3 .000| 2| 1 0| 2| 12| 0 0 0| 0

TEAM................ | | | | 2| | |

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Totals.............. 3| 32 28 118 .034| 29| 9 4| 6| 39| 2 10 7| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 7.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 13 8 39 .128 Site: Fort Worth, Texas (Univ. Rec Center)

2 12 10 46 .043 Date: Nov 04, 2006 Attend: 655 Time: 1:32

3 7 10 33 -.091 Referees: Kim Pickering, Carlos Rodriguez

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