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rachelhawks | Posted: 24 Feb 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Season-High Evening Brings Win

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PROVO -- In the first five-set match in series history, the No. 2 BYU men’s volleyball team struck down No. 13 UC San Diego 3-2 (25-22, 25-21, 23-25, 29-31, 15-12) Thursday in the Smith Fieldhouse.

"The guys put their hearts out on the court and we'll take the win, but we have some things to work on for tomorrow," said BYU interim head coach Rob Neilson. "We need to do a better job of serving the ball and putting up a big middle block. We have to refocus and come back with a little more energy, a little more intensity and be prepared to play a good team."

Robb Stowell led the Cougars with a season-high 23 kills and five digs. He was followed by Kevin Sagers with a season-high 14 kills. Joe Kauliakamoa had a new season-high 60 assists, tied his previous season-high with eight digs and tallied a season-high six blocks.

The Cougars and Tritons exchanged points back and forth in the first set, keeping the score within two. Consecutive kills from Sagers kept up the BYU momentum until the Cougars broke away with a 23-10 score. BYU took the set on a UCSD service error.

Midway through the second set, the Cougars started a 7-2 scoring streak to bring the score to 19-12. The Tritons brought the score back within two on their own 7-2 run, but UCSD gave the second set to the Cougars after an attack error.

The Tritons kept the pressure up as the third set drew to a close, tying the score 23-23. UCSD’s Sebastian Brady moved the Tritons into set point on a kill and stole the third-set win from the Cougars with a block aided by Phil Bannan.

UCSD took an early lead in the fourth set, but the Cougars wouldn’t stay behind for long. An out-of-bounds hit gave the lead back to BYU with the score at 6-5. The Tritons stole the lead, but BYU came back to tie 20-20. From there, the score tied nine more times, ending in a Triton block for the set win.

A kill from Stowell took the Cougars to a 9-6 lead fifth but the Tritons rebounded for a 10-10 tie. With the Cougars ahead 14-12, Otavio Souza blocked an attack from Brady to take the match for BYU.

Carl Eberts led in kills for the Tritons with 17 and five digs. Brady had 15 kills, hitting 59.1 percent, and Joel Davidson had 13 with five digs. Bannan led in assists with 52.

The teams return to the Fieldhouse court Friday at 7 p.m. for another faceoff.

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wcraft | Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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No. 2 Bringing It Home

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After two weeks on the road, the second-ranked BYU men's volleyball team will return to the Smith Fieldhouse this week when they host No. 13 UC San Diego on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 24 and 25, at 7 p.m. both days.

Both games will be broadcast live on BYUtv and online at byutv.org/streaming.

The Cougars host UC San Diego with an 11-4 overall record and 7-3 holding in league play. Junior Robb Stowell leads the BYU attack on 203 kills and an overall .349 attacking percentage.

Taylor Sander and Futi Tavana are also recording double-digit kills with 156 and 114, respectively, while Tavana is just one block short of recording his 100th season block.

Setter Joe Kauliakamoa has recorded 475 assists this season as he paces the Cougar offense, averaging 9.69 per set.

The Tritons come to Provo with a 6-10 overall record and 3-7 standing in conference action with redshirt sophomore Carl Eberts currently leading UC San Diego’s attack with 170 kills and a .213 hitting percentage.

Senior Calvin Ross and junior Shane Veiga join Eberts in double-figure kills with 108 and 127, repsectively. Phil Bannan has tallied 549 assists and 32 service aces on the year.

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