Revenge Match Goes to BYU

Junior Rachel Dyer did it all for BYU as she posted 12 kills on .625 hitting and added eight blocks at New Mexico. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE -- Revenge was the order of the day for the BYU women's volleyball team as the Cougars swept New Mexico in Albuquerque, N.M., to improve to 17-6 overall and 9-4 in the Mountain West Conference. The Lobos had taken the last two matches from the Cougars before BYU recorded its 10th sweep of the season Friday night.

"I think this was the most impressive road victory of my career in terms of a complete performance," said BYU head coach Jason Watson. "Everything was so good. New Mexico played great, but we were unbelievable."

Junior Rachel Dyer and senior Erica Lott led the way for the Cougars with 12 kills each while senior Chelsea Goodman added 11. Goodman also contributed 11 digs to post her 51st career double-double. In addition to her .625 hitting mark, Dyer posted a team-high eight blocks, helping BYU post 16 rejections on the night.

After an early battle in game one resulted in a 7-7 tie, BYU posted a 13-10 lead only to see the Lobos climb back to knot the score again at 14-14. The Cougars managed to stay one step ahead of New Mexico from there until the Lobos took their first lead since 7-6 at 26-25 on a block. However, moments later, BYU regained the advantage thanks to back-to-back Lobo hitting errors. Rachel Dyer put the game away for the Cougars with a kill to get the 30-28 win.

Game two was again a tight affair, but BYU maintained a led throughout the contest, going up by as many as six points at 24-18. New Mexico made a late push to get to within one point at 27-26, but Dyer once again willed the Cougars to victory, posting her fifth block and 10th kill to secure the 30-26 win.

BYU led early in game three, but New Mexico was not about to let the game get away as the Lobos fought back to take the lead at 13-12. The two teams stayed neck and neck from there until the Cougars began to pull away with back-to-back kills from Ashton Hansen leading to a 25-21 BYU lead. With victory on the horizon, the Cougars finished strong with a 5-1 run to take the game 30-22.

BYU will play its remaining three regular-season matches at home beginning with a contest against in-state rival Utah on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse. The Cougars defeated the Utes in Salt Lake City earlier this year for the first time since 2000.

Volleyball Box Score

2007 New Mexico Volleyball

BYU vs New Mexico (Nov 2, 2007 at Albuquerque, N.M.)

BYU | 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| 11 12 35 -.029| 0| 1 3| 0| 11| 1 2 0| 0| 14.0

4 HANSEN, Ashton...... 3| 7 2 15 .333| 2| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 5 0| 0| 9.5

10 LOTT, Erica......... 3| 12 3 23 .391| 0| 0 1| 1| 2| 0 4 3| 0| 14.0

13 PORTER, Bryn........ 3| 9 3 26 .231| 1| 0 0| 1| 6| 2 2 1| 0| 12.0

15 SCHLAUDER, Amy...... 3| 1 0 2 .500| 45| 0 1| 0| 8| 0 5 0| 0| 3.5

44 DYER, Rachel........ 3| 12 2 16 .625| 2| 1 0| 0| 0| 0 8 0| 0| 17.0

11 PINEGAR, Annie...... 3| 0 0 1 .000| 0| 1 0| 0| 13| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

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Totals.............. 3| 52 22 118 .254| 50| 3 5| 2| 40| 3 26 4| 0| 71.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 16.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 17 9 39 .205 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 18 7 41 .268 BYU................. (3) 30 30 30 17-6, 9-4 MWC

3 17 6 38 .289 New Mexico.......... (0) 28 26 22 15-9, 6-6 MWC

New Mexico | 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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2 MEETER, Lisa........ 3| 12 4 30 .267| 1| 0 1| 0| 3| 0 0 0| 0| 12.0

7 MICHAELSEN, Jade.... 3| 3 1 10 .200| 29| 0 0| 0| 4| 0 3 0| 1| 4.5

10 FAIRCHILD, Jeanne... 3| 16 10 36 .167| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 1 2 0| 0| 18.0

13 PHILLIPS, Kelsi..... 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 2 1| 2| 9| 0 0 0| 0| 2.0

14 LEHNE, Anna......... 3| 4 3 10 .100| 1| 0 3| 0| 2| 1 4 0| 0| 7.0

15 BECK, Kerri......... 2| 0 2 11 -.182| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 2 0| 0| 1.0

1 TRIPP, Gayle........ 3| 1 0 2 .500| 3| 0 1| 0| 14| 0 0 0| 0| 1.0

4 KWASIGROCH, Sarah... 3| 0 0 1 .000| 11| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

6 MORRIS, Rose........ 2| 4 3 11 .091| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 3 0| 0| 5.5

8 CRAWLEY, Kat........ 3| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 2| 0 0 0| 0| 0.0

9 SUITER, Allie....... 3| 3 4 7 -.143| 0| 0 1| 0| 0| 0 3 0| 0| 4.5

12 HADFIELD, Taylor.... 2| 4 0 7 .571| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 1 0| 0| 4.5

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Totals.............. 3| 47 27 125 .160| 46| 2 7| 3| 36| 2 18 0| 1| 60.0

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 11.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 16 8 34 .235 Site: Albuquerque, N.M. (Johnson Center)

2 17 10 51 .137 Date: Nov 2, 2007 Attend: 1427 Time: 1:40

3 14 9 40 .125 Referees: Patsy Malta, Stephen Franco

1 2 3 Total

Tie scores 10 2 6 18

Lead changes 4 1 2 7

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