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wcraft | Posted: 22 Jan 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Cougars Sweep Weekend Action


STOCKTON -- Tallying their second sweep of the season in another conference victory, the No. 4 BYU men's volleyball team defeated the Pacific Tigers in three sets (25-15, 25-17, 25-20) on Saturday.

Junior Robb Stowell led all players with 14 kills on a .545 attacking percentage. Teammate Taylor Sander was the only other player in double-figure kills with 10.

Setter Joe Kauliakamoa contributed 37 assists to the winning effort and has now totaled more than 35 assists in each of his last five matches.

In set one the Cougars went on a 4-0 run, were interrupted by two kills from Pacific's Taylor Hughes, and continued on another 4-0 run. The 25-15 set win ties BYU's season-high for the largest margin of victory in a set.

Set two saw a similar situation as the Cougars went on back-to-back 3-0 runs with a Pacific kill from Hughes in between before getting the 25-17 win. BYU finished out set three with a 25-20 score to secure the match victory.

The Cougars recorded a .415 hitting percentage compared to Pacific's .108. The Tigers were led by Hughes with nine kills.

BYU will next play at home in the Smith Fieldhouse as they host No. 7 UC Irvine on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 28 and 29, at 7 p.m.

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wcraft | Posted: 20 Jan 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Two Games Against Pacific This Weekend


The No. 4 men's volleyball team will travel to California this weekend to compete against the Pacific Tigers on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 21 and 22, at 7 p.m. PT.

BYU’s offense is led by freshman Taylor Sander with 71 kills and a .340 hitting percentage. Joe Kauliakamoa has already recorded 137 assists in five matches and also leads the team with 24 digs. The Cougars outblocking its opponents 65 to 24, on average.

In their last outing the Cougars lost both of their matches to the defending national champions, the No. 2 Stanford Cardinal, on their home court. BYU had three players in both matches recording double-figures kills with Sander and Robb Stowell leading the way.

Last season, the Cougars swept the Tigers in both matches against them in Provo and now lead the series 25-5.

The Tigers host BYU with a 3-1 overall record, coming off their most recent match against Indiana Purdue that ended in a Pacific loss. Pacific’s Taylor Hughes leads the attack with 52 kills on the season, hitting .284. Teammate Sean Daley is hitting .571.

Gametracker will be available through the MEN'S VOLLEYBALL SCHEDULE PAGE for both matches.

Current AVCA Divison I-II Coaches Poll

1. USC

2. Stanford


4. BYU

5. UC Santa Barbara

6. Pepperdine

7. UC Irvine

8. Long Beach State

9. Penn State

10. Ohio State

11. Cal State Northridge

12. Ball State

13. Hawai'i

14. Loyola-Chicago

15. UC San Diego

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