Tambre Haddock contributed nine kills and seven digs in BYU's 3-0 sweep against No. 2 San Diego on Friday. (Photo by Bella Torgerson/BYU Photo)
PROVO, Utah – The BYU women’s volleyball team continues play at home this week on Thursday and Saturday against conference foes Saint Mary’s and Pacific.
The Cougars improved to 8-3 (1-0 WCC) last week with a five-set victory over rival Utah at the Huntsman Center and a three-set sweep against No. 2 San Diego at home.
BYU will face off first against Saint Mary’s (6-4, 2-0 WCC) Thursday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m. MDT. This will be the 11th matchup between the two conference opponents. The Gaels hold a 6-4 edge in the overall series. The two squads split the series last year, with each team winning on its home court.
Saint Mary’s returns three starters plus its libero to a team that went 18-11 (12-4 WCC) in 2012.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, The Cougars will host new conference opponent Pacific (9-4 2-0 WCC) at 8 p.m. MDT. This will be the 12th time the two schools will have played each other. BYU last faced off against the Tigers in 1998, winning 3-1 in the third round of the NCAA tournament. Pacific holds a 7-4 lead in the overall series.
The Tigers finished 20-11 (8-10 Big West) last season and return five starters to this year’s squad.
Both matches will be televised live nationally on BYUtv. Links to live stats can be found on the BYU women’s volleyball schedule page.