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Anonymous | Posted: 1 Sep 2009 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Cougars Fall to Aggies in Five

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LOGAN -- Winning two sets wasn’t enough for BYU to pull out a win at Utah State, falling to the Aggies in five at the Smith Spectrum in front of 1,557 USU fans. The Cougars fall to 2-2 on the season while the Aggies improve their record to 2-2.

“Utah State was ready to play and ran a nice offense in front of a great crowd,” said BYU head coach Shay Goulding. “There were moments when we played with a lot of passion, but it just wasn’t enough for the win. We started slow and it was just too little too late, but we had some great efforts tonight.”

Despite the loss, senior rightside hitter, Kayla Walker, posted a season-high 25 kills and nine digs. She hit at .288 percent.

Christina Measom added 13 kills hitting at an impressive .440, also putting up three blocks. Christie Carpenter tallied 11 kills at .194 with two assists, one dig and two blocks. Nicole Warner also filled up the stat sheet, leading the team with five blocks, two service aces and also adding six kills on the night.

Senior setter Kiana Rogers had 54 of 58 assists in the match, also adding three kills and eight digs. Morgan Lloyd Sorensen topped the dig list with 11, also making one service ace.

Casey Speredon Thurston added six kills, Chelsea Goodsell posted nine digs and Melissa Lake Wright had two digs.

The Aggies were led by Liz McArthur who had 19 kills on .262 hitting with nine digs while Christine Morrill added 18 digs to help Utah State take the lead.

Although the Cougars came out with a 2-0 lead in the first set, they were quickly found trying to play catch-up for the remainder of the match until the Aggies took the first set 18-25.

Set two started out slow for the Cougars, but a block from Measom and Carpenter knotted the set at 17. Followed by kills from Measom, the Cougars found themselves with a three-point lead at 20-17, the largest lead of the night. With good passing from Sorensen and two kills from Carpenter, BYU put away the second set 25-21.

In the third the Cougars struggled to score as libero Morrill seemed to pick up each BYU hit, with the Aggies winning 15-25.

After being down five points to start the fourth set, BYU came back to win even though Utah State had more digs and more assists, knotting the score at 2-2.

Eight BYU kills to Utah State’s seven weren’t enough to win the match as Utah State hit at .417 while BYU posted a .312 hitting percentage. Three service errors in just 15 points were fatal to the Cougars racking up another win early in the season. They fell to the Aggies in the fifth set 11-15.

“I still have high hopes for the rest of our season,” said Goulding. “We just need to work out the rough spots and we will be where we want to be.”

The Cougars look forward to hosting the BYU Nike Classic Friday and Saturday in the Smith Fieldhouse where they will welcome Kansas State, Weber State and Cal Poly in a six-match tournament. BYU will hold its first game Friday at 7 p.m. against Cal Poly. Check back for updates on www.byucougars.com/


Volleyball Box Score

BYU Cougars

BYU vs Utah State (Sep 01, 2009 at Logan, Utah)

BYU | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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6 GOODSELL, Chelsea... 5| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 3| 0| 9| 0 0 0| 0

7 MEASOM, Christina... 5| 13 2 25 .440| 0| 0 0| 0| 0| 0 3 0| 0

9 ROGERS, Kiana....... 5| 3 1 6 .333| 54| 1 0| 1| 8| 0 3 0| 2

12 WALKER, Kayla....... 5| 25 10 52 .288| 0| 0 0| 0| 9| 0 2 0| 0

14 CARPENTER, Christie. 5| 11 5 31 .194| 2| 0 0| 4| 1| 0 2 1| 0

15 WARNER, Nicole...... 5| 6 3 18 .167| 0| 2 1| 0| 1| 0 5 0| 0

1 LLOYD SORENSEN, Morg 5| 0 0 1 .000| 1| 1 1| 4| 11| 0 0 0| 0

11 LAKE WRIGHT, Melissa 5| 0 0 0 .000| 0| 0 0| 1| 2| 0 0 0| 0

20 SPEREDON THURSTON,Ca 5| 6 8 19 -.105| 1| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 1 0| 0

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Totals.............. 5| 64 29 152 .230| 58| 4 5| 10| 43| 0 16 1| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 8.0

Game K E TA Pct

1 13 7 33 .182 GAME SCORES 1 2 3 4 5 TEAM RECORDS

2 14 6 33 .242 BYU................. (2) 18 25 15 28 11 2-2

3 11 7 23 .174 Utah State.......... (3) 25 21 25 26 15 2-2

4 18 6 47 .255

5 8 3 16 .312

Utah State | ATTACK |SET| SERVE |SRV|DEF| BLOCK |GEN

## Name GP| K E TA PCT| A| SA SE| RE|DIG|BS BA BE|BHE

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2 Fowles, Chelsea..... 5| 6 0 11 .545| 54| 3 3| 0| 3| 0 7 0| 2

7 Astle, Katie........ 5| 6 0 9 .667| 0| 0 0| 0| 1| 0 4 0| 0

12 Kortsen, Emily...... 5| 15 3 31 .387| 0| 2 0| 1| 6| 0 3 0| 0

17 Wilson-Beckstrom, L. 3| 3 2 15 .067| 1| 0 0| 0| 3| 1 0 0| 0

18 McArthur, Liz....... 5| 19 8 42 .262| 1| 1 1| 2| 9| 0 4 0| 0

21 Durrant, Shantell... 5| 11 3 20 .400| 0| 0 1| 0| 1| 0 9 0| 0

4 Bodily, Laurel...... 5| 1 0 1 1.000| 2| 2 1| 0| 9| 0 0 0| 0

5 Taylor, Danielle.... 3| 1 1 2 .000| 1| 0 1| 1| 0| 0 0 0| 0

14 Morrill, Christine.. 5| 0 0 0 .000| 3| 2 2| 0| 18| 0 0 0| 0

23 White, Josselyn..... 4| 3 0 11 .273| 0| 0 0| 0| 2| 0 4 1| 0

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Totals.............. 5| 65 17 142 .338| 62| 10 9| 4| 52| 1 31 1| 2

TEAM ATTACK PER GAME TOTAL TEAM BLOCKS: 16.5

Game K E TA Pct

1 15 1 25 .560 Site: Logan, Utah (Smith Spectrum)

2 11 7 38 .105 Date: Sep 01, 2009 Attend: 1557 Time: 2:20

3 15 1 21 .667 Referees: Bruce Grant, Teri Jackson

4 17 6 46 .239

5 7 2 12 .417

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Anonymous | Posted: 31 Aug 2009 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020
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Cougars to take on Aggies

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PROVO -- Coming off a second-place finish at the Tiger Invitational hosted by the University of Missouri, the BYU women’s volleyball team (2-1) will be back on the road to face Utah State (1-2) Tuesday.

“Personally, it is fun for me to go play up in the spectrum since I was once an assistant coach there,” said BYU head coach Shay Goulding. “They have a great coaching staff and a great team – we look forward to an exciting game.”

Senior rightside hitter Kayla Walker and junior middle blocker Christina Measom earned all-tournament honors at the Tiger Invitational. Walker averaged 3.70 kills and 19 digs per set while Measom averaged 1.90 kills and 0.90 blocks while hitting .350.

The Utah State Aggies are 1-2 on the season after tying for second-place at the 2009 Weber State Invitational last weekend as they defeated Weber State (3-1), and lost to Gonzaga (3-2) and Utah Valley (3-1). USU is led by junior middle blocker Katie Astle who is hitting .333 and averaging 1.92 kills and 0.85 blocks per set, while fellow junior middle blocker Shantell Durrant is hitting .294 and averaging 1.85 kills and 0.92 blocks per set. Sophomore outside hitter Liz McArthur currently leads the team with 3.38 kills per set. As a team, Utah State is hitting .165 on the season as compared to a .198 hitting percentage for its opponents.

BYU is 40-14 all-time against Utah State. In the last meeting, BYU tallied a three-set win in Provo on Aug. 29, 2008. BYU hasn’t lost to the Aggies since 2004.

Tuesday’s game is available to watch live via the internet at www.UtahStateAggies.com. Fans can also follow all of the action on the internet via GameTracker, with up-to-date score and stats.

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