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Anonymous | Posted: 25 Feb 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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BYU Upset By No. 12 Gauchos

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PROVO, Utah – The No. 3 BYU men's volleyball team lost in a nail-biting five sets to No. 12 UC Santa Barbara after coming off a 3-1 win against the Gauchos on Friday. 

"A lot of credit to Santa Barbara," said head coach Chris McGown. "They found some momentum in the third set and they kept going.  They played really well, were almost mistake free and did a nice job."

For the first time this season, BYU had four players with double-digit kills. Robb Stowell led the team with 16, followed by 13 from Josue Rivera who also contributed a career-high 15 digs for his second double-double of the season. Senior Futi Tavana added 11 kills, and Russ Lavaja had a season-high 10 while adding a season-high two aces.

Senior Joe Kauliakamoa and freshman Jaylen Reyes both contributed eight digs. Kauliakamoa's were a career-high and Reyes' were a season-high.

The Cougars won a deciding first set, 25-18, after not trailing the entire set. Stowell led the team with four kills on the set. Lavaja helped the victory with two aces in a row to take the set's largest lead at 15-7. Lavaja also had a team-leading three blocks in the set.

The Cougars were victorious again in the second set, winning by a score of 25-19. Redshirt freshman Rivera had a game-high six kills, with a .667 hitting percentage to lead the attack in the second.

UC Santa Barbara came out swinging in the third set with a 4-0 lead to begin the set. Dylan Davis had a perfect hitting percentage and four kills to help the Gauchos, 25-17. The UCSB momentum continued into the fourth set as they took it 25-19. Austin Kingi led the way with 7 kills for UCSB in the fourth.

In an exciting fifth set, the two teams battled back and forth, tying eight times. BYU led by as much as four with a 12-8 score but the Gauchos took back the momentum to win 15-13.

"We didn't make the swings we wanted to make at the times we wanted to make them," McGown continued. "I thought we really lost composure but I'm hoping that all of this is educational for us and that we can figure some things out, and we're better for going through it. I think we will be."

BYU will be back in action against No. 10 Pepperdine on Friday, March 2nd at 7:00 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse.

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wcraft | Posted: 22 Feb 2012 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
wcraft

Two More At Home for Volleyball

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Quick Look
#3 BYU Cougars record: 10-3, 6-2

#12 UCSB Gauchos record: 4-8, 2-6

The No. 3 BYU men's volleyball team stays at home again this weekend with matches on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24 & 25 against No. 12 UC Santa Barbara. Both matches begin at 7 p.m. MT and will be broadcast live on BYUtv, and online live at byutvsports.com/gameday.

The Cougars are riding a 10-3 overall record and four-game winning streak this season with its most recent wins coming over Cal Baptist at home last weekend in 3-2 and 3-1 match scores.

Senior Robb Stowell leads the Cougar offense with 167 kills followed closely by teammate Josue Rivera who is contributing 136. Eight other BYU players also join Stowell and Rivera with double-digit kills on the year. Russ Lavaja leads the team with 83 blocks and Joe Kauliakamoa leads the squad with 424 assists.

The Cougars are outblocking their opponents this season 169.5 to 86.0.

The Gauchos are traveling on a 4-8 overall record this season and most recently are coming off a loss at Long Beach State after winning vs. Cal State Northridge two days before. Miles Evans leads the team as the only player to record 100+ kills with 173. He’s joined by nine other players who are also recording double-digit kills. Dylan Davis leads the team with 40 blocks.

BYU leads the overall series 27-20 against the Gauchos and are 16-6 against them when they play in the Smith Fieldhouse.

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