Perfection Ends at Kansas For No. 16 BYU

Cougar sophomore Rachel Dyer recorded a season-high six blocks in BYU's loss at Kansas. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

LAWRENCE -- The No. 16 BYU women's volleyball team suffered its first loss of the season Thursday night at the Jayhawk Classic, falling 30-26, 30-24, 30-23 to the University of Kansas. With the loss, the Cougars are now 6-1 on the season.

"As our program continues to mature, we're going to see evenings when we face adversity," said BYU head coach Jason Watson. "We have to learn how to rise above. As difficult as this was for our athletes, we have to learn from it, get better and move on."

Junior Erica Lott led the Cougars with 13 kills in the match while fellow junior Chelsea Goodman paced BYU with 10 digs. Sophomore Rachel Dyer recorded a season-high six blocks. Starting sophomore setter Amy Schlauder helped the Cougars record a .421 hitting percentage in game one but was injured in the process, eventually having to sit out game three.

The Cougars never really took control of the match, with their largest lead coming early in game three at two points while the Jayhawks led by as many as nine. BYU came into the match hitting .323, which ranked ninth in the nation, but managed just a .250 mark against Kansas. However, the number of the night was .437 -- the Jayhawks' hitting percentage against a team that entered the match allowing opponents to hit just .129.

Kansas was led by junior rightside hitter Emily Brown with a match-high 20 kills. Brown was one of four Jayhawks in double figures on the night, including senior Jana Correa who recorded a double-double with 14 kills and 10 digs.

BYU will be back in action on Friday afternoon in the second match of the Jayhawk Classic facing the 6-0 Arkansas Razorbacks. The contest will begin at 3 p.m. CT and can be followed via live stats or on BYU Radio. Both are available by going to the Schedule page of the BYU women's volleyball homepage at http://www.byucougars.com/volleyball_w/.

"There's still a lot of volleyball left to play this season," said Watson. "Our goal is always to improve as the season progresses and end better than we start. We're excited to see what we can do against Arkansas."

Volleyball Box Score

BYU Cougars

#16 BYU Cougars vs Kansas (Sep 07, 2006 at Lawrence, Kan.)

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| 5 2 15 .200| 0| 0 0| 1| 10| 0 1 0| 0

10 LOTT, Erica......... 3| 13 4 34 .265| 1| 0 1| 0| 7| 1 1 1| 0

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

14 HARTSOCK, Lindsy.... 3| 7 1 11 .545| 0| 1 1| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

15 SCHLAUDER, Amy...... 2| 1 0 1 1.000| 23| 1 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

44 DYER, Rachel........ 3| 7 2 13 .385| 2| 0 0| 0| 0| 3 3 0| 0

2 BEAUMONT, Janvier... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 1 0| 2| 8| 0 0 0| 0

7 WILSON, Kim......... 3| 3 4 17 -.059| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

13 PORTER, Bryn........ 1| 1 0 5 .200| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

20 JUDKINS, Jenna...... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 9| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 1

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

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Totals.............. 3| 37 13 96 .250| 35| 3 3| 4| 27| 4 8 1| 1

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 19 3 38 .421 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 7 4 26 .115 BYU Cougars......... (0) 26 24 23 6-1

3 11 6 32 .156 Kansas.............. (3) 30 30 30 7-1

Kansas | 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 Martincich, Katie... 3| 5 0 6 .833| 57| 0 1| 0| 8| 0 1 0| 4

4 Correa, Jana........ 3| 14 3 27 .407| 0| 1 2| 1| 10| 0 0 0| 0

7 Brown, Emily........ 3| 20 7 35 .371| 1| 1 2| 0| 4| 1 1 0| 0

10 Williams, Brittany.. 3| 12 3 19 .474| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 1 0| 0

15 Hill, Megan......... 3| 7 2 15 .333| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0

18 Noyes, Savannah..... 3| 11 1 16 .625| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 1 2 0| 0

3 Mathewson, Jamie.... 3| 0 1 1-1.000| 2| 0 3| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 1

6 Grieb, Melissa...... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 2| 0 1| 2| 8| 0 0 0| 0

11 Mahoney, Caitlin.... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

12 Wittman, Dani....... 2| 0 0 0 .000| 1| 2 1| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 69 17 119 .437| 64| 4 11| 3| 42| 2 6 0| 5

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 5.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 23 3 37 .541 Site: Lawrence, Kan. (Horejsi FA Center)

2 24 8 45 .356 Date: Sep 07, 2006 Attend: 917 Time: 1:33

3 22 6 37 .432 Referees: Mike Hamilton, Tim Neels

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