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Anonymous | Posted: 5 Feb 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Sweep Gives Sixth Straight Win


PROVO -- In front of a season-high attendance of 4,101 the No. 3 BYU men's volleyball team extended its at-home winning streak to 4-0 as they rolled past the UCLA Bruins in a 25-21, 27-25, 25-20 sweep.

“Winning that second game was the difference for us tonight,” said BYU interim head coach Rob Nielson. “We did a great job of attacking in stretches and it carried us through the matches.”

Kevin Sagers had a successful night, gaining season highs with his eight kills, four digs and two serving aces.

Junior Rob Stowell led the team in kills with 17 on an overall .625 hitting percentage. Stowell recorded double-digit kills in both matches against the Bruins.

Coming back from a three-point deficit in the first set, the Cougars tied the game at 16-16 and took their first lead at 17-16 before taking advantage of a service ace from Sagers. BYU finished the set at 25-21.

Trailing in the second set, the Cougars again battled back to tie up the score at 17. After intense back-and-forth rallying, Stowell sealed the win at 27-25 while contributing a set-high eight kills.

The Cougars took the early lead in set three at 4-3 and continued to lead throughout the set. BYU sealed the overall victory as they finished the set at 25-20.

The Bruins had no players in double figures for kills but were led offensively by Weston Dunlap who hit .545 on the night. The Cougars recorded four service aces to UCLA's one and 9.5 team blocks to UCLA's 9. BYU also hit .321 as a team compared to the .183 attack from the Bruins.

The Cougars will next compete in Chicago on Feb. 11 against Loyola.

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wcraft | Posted: 3 Feb 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

February Action Starts at Home


The third-ranked BYU men's volleyball team will play at home again this weekend when they host No. 5 UCLA on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 4 and 5, at 7 p.m.

With almost-identical season records, the Bruins are traveling with a 7-3 record as they enter the house of the 7-2 Cougars. BYU holds a 4-2 MPSF conference record and UCLA stands with a 2-2 record in league play.

BYU heads into the weekend on a four-match winning streak with three back-to-back sweeps over UC Irvine twice and one against Pacific. The Cougars have two players who have recorded over 100 kills already this season in freshman Taylor Sander and junior Robb Stowell with 114 and 109, respectively.

Weston Dunlap leads the Bruins with 87 kills on the season.

A .320 team hitting percentage for BYU edges the Bruins, just barely, who are recording a .289 attacking percentage on the season.

BYU leads the overall series 29-18 after winning two-of-the-three meetings last season.

Both matches will be broadcast live on BYUtv and available online at Gametracker is also available through the BYU men's volleyball schedule page.

Also at the match...

Joining the team this weekend is the 2001 BYU men's volleyball National Champions. The team will be introduced, and welcomed, at Saturday's match in the Smith Fieldhouse after being honored at the men's basketball game at 2 p.m. in the Marriott Center.

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