Volleyball Affected by Flooding

The Cougars will play their last two home matches this weekend in the Marriott Center due to flooding in the Smith Fieldhosue. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

PROVO -- Due to the flooding at the Smith Fieldhouse last Saturday, this weekend's women's volleyball matches will be played at the Marriott Center, and the start time of Friday's women's basketball game will be changed.

The No. 16 BYU women's volleyball team will play its last two home matches in the Marriott Center this weekend, taking on Colorado State Friday night at 7:30 p.m. and then face Wyoming Saturday at 7 p.m. The women's basketball exhibition contest against Mesa State -- originally scheduled for Friday at 7 p.m. -- has been moved to 4 p.m. to accommodate women's volleyball.

Just two wins away from securing the regular-season Mountain West Conference title, the Cougar volleyball team will honor its two seniors, Lauren Richards Evans and Lexi Brown Patterson, on Saturday. Friday's volleyball contest can also be seen on BYUTV and KBYU. Both volleyball matches will be billed as a "flood special." Admission to each of the contests will be just $1. The women's basketball exhibition game is free to the public.

The Cougar volleyball team has played several matches in the Marriott Center during its 36-year recorded history, including one entire season while the Smith Fieldhouse was renovated. BYU set a women's volleyball attendance record in the Marriott Center on Oct. 4, 1986, against Nebraska with 3,975 fans.