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Smith Sets Assist Record in Win over Wyoming

LARAMIE -- All-American setter Anna-Lena Smith set BYU's career assist record Saturday while leading the Cougars to a 15-8, 15-7, 15-11 Mountain West Conference win over Wyoming in Laramie. With her ninth assist in the first game, Smith surpassed current U.S. National Team setter Charlene Johnson Tagaloa atop BYU's all-time list with her 5,322nd career assist.

"Anna-Lena is among the top setters in the country and is one of the best setters to play at BYU," said BYU coach Elaine Michaelis of her four-year starter. "She had 18 assists in the first game and 42 for the match. She played very well today and our offense was a lot better than last night. We hit a nice percentage."

BYU got off to a strong start, hitting .447 in the first game and then held the Cowgirls to only four kills in 29 attempts in game two. The Cougars hit .306 in game three for a match attack percentage of .345. Middle blocker Nina Puikkonen led BYU with 15 kills, nine digs and eight blocks -- all match highs. Last year's NCAA blocking leader hit .538 for the match.

The Cougars mixed things up in the middle, playing rightside hitter Melissa Layton for two games in the middle opposite Puikkonen with Jackie Bundy moving to rightside. Alyssa Barrus played middle in the third game with Layton moving to outside hitter. An all-conference middle blocker last year, Layton played well in her former position, knocking down 10 kills while hitting .471 for the match. Bundy also played well with nine kills and seven digs while Barrus added 3 kills in five attempts during the third game.

With senior outside hitter Mari Carpenter sitting out the match to mend a sore hip, freshman Sunny Tonga took advantage of the opportunity. The Cougars' top recruit recorded 10 kills in 11 attempts with no errors to hit .909 -- setting a new mark for the best individual match percentage in BYU history. Senior outside hitter Caroline Bower had four kills, seven digs and five blocks to help the Cougars out block Wyoming 10-2.

Wyoming was led by Melody Friehauf, who had 13 kills while hitting .345. Jamie Burke added nine kills. The Cowgirls drop to 2-5 in the Mountain West Conference and 8-13 overall.

With the win, eighth-ranked BYU improves to 15-3 overall and 6-1 in the Mountain West Conference. In the middle of a four-match-in five-days swing, the Cougars stay on the road to face Arizona State Monday and No. 18 Arizona Tuesday.

Volleyball Box Score

Brigham Young vs Wyoming (Oct 23, 1999 at Laramie, Wyoming)

Brigham Young | 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 WHITTAKER, Natalie.. 3| 1 0 1 1.000| 1| 0 0| 1| 7| 0 0 0| 0

3 SMITH, Anna-Lena.... 3| 3 1 7 .286| 42| 2 0| 0| 3| 0 1 0| 0

8 BOWER, Caroline..... 3| 4 4 19 .000| 0| 0 1| 1| 7| 1 4 0| 0

9 PUIKKONEN, Nina..... 3| 15 1 26 .538| 0| 1 2| 1| 9| 1 7 0| 0

10 BUNDY, Jackie....... 3| 9 6 24 .125| 2| 0 0| 1| 7| 0 3 1| 0

12 LAYTON, Melissa..... 3| 10 2 17 .471| 1| 1 0| 1| 4| 0 1 0| 2

5 RHEAD, Amy.......... 1| 0 2 2-1.000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

11 BARRUS, Alyssa...... 1| 3 0 5 .600| 1| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

15 TONGA, Sunny........ 2| 10 0 11 .909| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

17 OTTESON, Michelle... 1| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 0 0| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 55 16 113 .345| 47| 4 3| 5| 39| 2 16 1| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 10.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 21 4 38 .447 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 TEAM RECORDS

2 12 5 26 .269 Brigham Young....... 15 15 15 15-3, 6-1

3 22 7 49 .306 Wyoming............. 8 7 11 8-13, 2-5

Wyoming | 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 Scavuzzo, Molly..... 3| 3 6 22 -.136| 3| 2 1| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 0

2 Friehauf, Melody.... 3| 13 3 29 .345| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 1 0 1| 1

5 Burke, Jamie........ 3| 9 7 26 .077| 1| 2 1| 0| 5| 1 0 0| 0

11 Lowry, Brooke....... 3| 4 3 8 .125| 29| 0 1| 0| 4| 0 0 0| 2

13 Laluk, Aynsley...... 2| 0 0 2 .000| 0| 0 0| 2| 1| 0 0 0| 0

16 Lau, Rachel......... 3| 6 2 11 .364| 1| 0 1| 0| 5| 0 0 0| 0

3 Whalen, Angel....... 3| 0 0 4 .000| 0| 1 0| 0| 6| 0 0 1| 0

9 Keller, Michele..... 2| 5 1 11 .364| 0| 0 1| 2| 2| 0 0 1| 0

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Totals.............. 3| 40 22 113 .159| 34| 5 5| 4| 28| 2 0 3| 3

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 2.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 13 6 31 .226 Site: Laramie, Wyoming (MultiPurpose Gym)

2 4 7 29 -.103 Date: Oct 23, 1999 Attend: 618 Time: 1:01

3 23 9 53 .264 Referees: Verna Klubnikin, Donna Wigton

Brigham Young Overall Team Statistics (as of Oct 23, 1999)

All matches

Overall record: 15-3 Conf: 6-1 Home: 5-0 Away: 7-2 Neutral: 3-1

TEAM STATISTICS BYU OPP

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ATTACK........................

Kills....................... 1011 808

Errors...................... 368 480

Total Attacks............... 2233 2321

Attack Pct.................. .288 .141

Kills/Game.................. 16.9 13.5

SET...........................

Assists..................... 894 720

Assists/Game................ 14.9 12.0

SERVE.........................

Aces........................ 98 115

Errors...................... 206 171

Aces/Game................... 1.6 1.9

SERVE RECEPTIONS..............

Errors...................... 119 98

Errors/Game................. 2.0 1.6

DEFENSE.......................

Digs........................ 833 699

Digs/Game................... 13.9 11.6

BLOCKING......................

Block Solo.................. 44 23

Block Assist................ 335 160

Total Blocks................ 211.5 103.0

Blocks Per Game............. 3.5 1.7

Block Errors................ 42 29

BALL HANDLING ERRORS.......... 20 24

ATTENDANCE....................

Total....................... 7849 11844

Dates/Avg Per Date.......... 5/1570 9/1316

Neutral site #/Avg.......... 4/236

MATCH WINS BY #GAMES 1 2 3 4 5 Total

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Brigham Young....... 0 0 11 2 2 - 15

Opponents........... 0 0 3 0 0 - 3

GAMES WON BY GAME 1 2 3 4 5 Total

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Brigham Young....... 14 13 12 4 2 - 45

Opponents........... 4 5 6 0 0 - 15

POINTS BY GAME 1 2 3 4 5 Total

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Brigham Young....... 252 246 250 60 34 - 842

Opponents........... 179 162 209 28 26 - 604

Brigham Young Overall Individual Statistics (as of Oct 23, 1999)

|-----------ATTACK---------| |---SET---| |-----SERVE----|

## Name GP-MP-MS K K/Game E TA Pct A A/Game SA SA/Gm SE

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9 PUIKKONEN, Nina 60 18- 262 4.37 78 498 .369 7 0.12 15 0.25 46

14 CARPENTER, Mari 45 16- 172 3.82 44 348 .368 1 0.02 1 0.02 2

15 TONGA, Sunny 26 14- 69 2.65 18 151 .338 5 0.19 1 0.04 3

3 SMITH, Anna-Lena 60 18- 68 1.13 18 150 .333 805 13.42 10 0.17 14

8 BOWER, Caroline 60 18- 188 3.13 69 482 .247 19 0.32 21 0.35 17

11 BARRUS, Alyssa 13 10- 12 0.92 4 33 .242 1 0.08 0 0.00 0

10 BUNDY, Jackie 55 18- 126 2.29 61 285 .228 12 0.22 15 0.27 30

12 LAYTON, Melissa 55 18- 110 2.00 60 252 .198 26 0.47 20 0.36 66

7 BRINTON, Martha 5 4- 0 0.00 0 1 .000 10 2.00 0 0.00 0

6 KENNEDY, Emily 4 3- 0 0.00 0 0 .000 1 0.25 1 0.25 0

2 WHITTAKER, Natalie 60 18- 1 0.02 6 18 -.278 6 0.10 12 0.20 22

5 RHEAD, Amy 14 11- 2 0.14 5 8 -.375 0 0.00 1 0.07 5

18 O'REILLY, Lindsey 2 2- 1 0.50 3 4 -.500 1 0.50 1 0.50 0

17 OTTESON, Michelle 4 4- 0 0.00 2 2 -1.000 0 0.00 0 0.00 1

BRIGHAM YOUNG....... 60 18- 1011 16.85 368 2233 .288 894 14.90 98 1.63 206

Opponents........... 60 18- 808 13.47 480 2321 .141 720 12.00 115 1.92 171

|---DIG---| |--------BLOCKING---------|

## Name G RE DIG Dig/G BS BA Total B/Game BE BHE

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9 PUIKKONEN, Nina 60 13 123 2.05 17 87 104 1.73 10 0

14 CARPENTER, Mari 45 3 33 0.73 7 23 30 0.67 6 0

15 TONGA, Sunny 26 2 15 0.58 3 12 15 0.58 1 0

3 SMITH, Anna-Lena 60 0 108 1.80 2 44 46 0.77 5 12

8 BOWER, Caroline 60 29 187 3.12 5 41 46 0.77 3 1

11 BARRUS, Alyssa 13 0 3 0.23 0 11 11 0.85 1 0

10 BUNDY, Jackie 55 32 112 2.04 6 70 76 1.38 11 0

12 LAYTON, Melissa 55 13 125 2.27 3 45 48 0.87 5 4

6 KENNEDY, Emily 4 0 4 1.00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

7 BRINTON, Martha 5 0 0 0.00 1 2 3 0.60 0 2

2 WHITTAKER, Natalie 60 20 104 1.73 0 0 0 0.00 0 1

5 RHEAD, Amy 14 5 13 0.93 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

18 O'REILLY, Lindsey 2 0 2 1.00 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

17 OTTESON, Michelle 4 0 2 0.50 0 0 0 0.00 0 0

TEAM 2

BRIGHAM YOUNG....... 60 119 833 13.88 44 335 211.5 3.53 42 20

Opponents........... 60 98 699 11.65 23 160 103.0 1.72 29 24