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rachelhawks | Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Cougars shut down in four vs. UC Santa Barbara

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SANTA BARBARA, Calif.—No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball had another setback Friday, falling in four sets (21-25, 25-15, 25-22, 28-26) to No. 5 UC Santa Barbara on the road.

“It was another match where we struggled offensively,” BYU head coach Chris McGown said. “It’s something we’ve got to get sorted out in the near future or it’s going to be tough for us." 

BYU vs. UCSB Box Score

Taylor Sander led the Cougars (18-7, 18-5 MPSF) with 15 kills and eight digs. Josue Rivera also had double-digit kills with 10 and recorded six blocks, a season high. Setter Tyler Heap had 37 assists, while middle blocker Devin Young led in service aces with a career-high five.

BYU got off to a slow start, falling behind 6-2 in the first set due to great hitting by UC Santa Barbara (17-8, 16-8 MPSF). The Cougars fell behind by as much as seven before a Heap kill launched a 4-0 run to cut the lead to 13-10. Gaucho errors tied the score at 14, and BYU took the lead on another attack error, turning the 4-0 run into a 9-1 run.

Ahead 16-14, Rivera threw down a pair of kills to push the lead to 18-15. BYU maintained at least a four-point lead until two kills by Sander finished off the set 25-21.

UC Santa Barbara jumped ahead again in the second set, going ahead 3-0. A 7-1 run by the Gauchos put BYU down 12-5. Rivera stopped the run with a kill, helped out by Heap, but couldn’t spark the Cougars. UC Santa Barbara wrapped up the set on another 7-1 run for a 25-15 victory, tying up the overall score 1-1.

Behind 8-4 to start the third set, BYU strung together three points with the help of a block by Young and Rivera. Young tied the set on a service ace 10-10, but the Cougars couldn’t gain the advantage. Rivera and Heap combined for another block, tying the score at 15 and launching a series of eight ties. UC Santa Barbara broke out of the stalemate with the help of a kill and a BYU attack error. Gaucho Weston Nielsen’s kill ended the set 25-22 in the Gauchos’ favor.

The teams were neck-and-neck at the beginning of the fourth set. Tied at 14, BYU allowed UC Santa Barbara three kills and an ace to get ahead 18-15. A kill from Sander and ace from Young cut the Cougar deficit to 20-19. Michael Hatch, Matt Underwood and Rivera teamed up to block Gaucho Matt Hanley, tying the score at 23, and a UC Santa Barbara service error kept it tied at 24. BYU took an advantage at 26-25 off an error, but a kill by Gaucho Jonah Seif was followed by two Cougar attack errors to end the match.

"I really like the way we hung in there," McGown said. "We actually had a bunch of chances in the third set and in the fourth set to take it to a fifth. We just didn’t execute the swings we needed to, then down the road we made some unforced errors that aren’t terribly characteristic of our team." 

BYU hasn’t lost more than two matches in a row since the 2011 season.

We’re just looking to get it back together for tomorrow night," McGown said. "UCLA’s going to be great. We’re playing another team on another senior night, so they have all of this emotion going for them. It will be another test for us."

On Saturday BYU plays at No. 10 UCLA in its final regular-season match at 7 p.m. PDT. The Cougars need to win against the Bruins for sole ownership of the 2014 Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title. BYU has already locked in the No. 1 seed for the MPSF tournament, due to owning the tie breaker against second-place Pepperdine. The Cougars will play the No. 8 seed at home April 19 in the MPSF quarterfinals.

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rachelhawks | Posted: 8 Apr 2014 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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No. 3 BYU finishes regular season in California

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PROVO, Utah—No. 3 BYU men’s volleyball finishes the regular season on the road at No. 5 UC Santa Barbara and No. 10 UCLA Friday and Saturday, respectively. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. PDT.

BYU (18-6, 18-4 MPSF) hosted both opponents two weeks ago, taking down the Gauchos (15-8, 14-8 MPSF) in five sets and the Bruins (16-10, 13-9 MPSF) in four. The Cougars need one more win in conference play to secure the outright Mountain Pacific Sports Federation title.

Senior Taylor Sander leads the Cougars with 4.65 kills per set, good for No. 2 in the nation. Middle blocker Michael Hatch averages 1.42 blocks per set, which is No. 3 in the nation. Helping out are Tyler Heap with 10.78 assists per set and Jaylen Reyes with 1.77 digs per set.

BYU is 34-19 in the overall series against UC Santa Barbara. UCLA leads the series with BYU 30-26.

Evan Licht averages 3.01 kills per set for the Gauchos. At setter, Jonah Seif averages 10.53 assists per set, while Chad Kingi leads with 2.31 digs per set. Jake Stahl leads in blocks average with 1.28.

On offense, Robart Page leads the Bruins with 3.89 kills per set on a .306 hit clip. Gonzalo Quiroga leads UCLA with .49 aces per set, the fourth most in the nation, and 1.78 digs per set. Setter Steve O’Dell averages 11.21 assists.

Links to live stats are available on the BYU men’s volleyball schedule page. There will be live audio streaming for the UCLA match.

Following the match Saturday, No. 1 seed BYU will host the No. 8 seed (to be determined Saturday) in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament April 19. 

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