PROVO -- The BYU women’s volleyball team will host its last two home games of the season Thursday against TCU at 7 p.m. and Saturday against New Mexico Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in the Smith Fieldhouse at Elaine Michaelis Court. Saturday’s match will honor seniors Christina Measom, Kiana Rogers and Stephanie Snow.
After a 2-0 road trip last week, the team improved its record to 11-15 overall and 6-6 in the Mountain West Conference with wins over UNLV and Air Force and look to improve with the two-match homestand.
The last time out, five Cougars were in double-digit kills against the Rebels with junior Christie Carpenter leading the way with 16. Snow added 14 while Nicole Warner, Jennifer Hamson and Christina Measom all had 11. Rogers distributed the ball 55 times and added two service aces and 10 digs. For the third game this season, Hamson tallied three aces while libero Kendalyn Hartsock finished with 21 digs. Freshman Coriann Clark added 12 digs in the victory.
Against AFA, the middle blockers powered the Cougars. Snow tallied 16 kills on .542 hitting while Warner earned 12 kills on a .400 clip.
Back in the Smith Fieldhouse, the Cougars will take on TCU Thursday in the 17th meeting between the teams. BYU leads the all-time series at 13-3, with the Cougars taking the last meeting in a 3-1 win in the first half of the season.
Saturday the Cougars will take on the Lobos in the 75th meeting with BYU leading the series 62-13, the last meeting in Provo ending in a 3-0 sweep on Oct. 8, 2009.
The Horned Frogs are led on the net by Irene Hester with 338 season kills and 3.67 kills per set while Meghan Horio controls the court with 8.73 assists per set and 864 assists overall.
The Lobos are led by Lisa Meeter on the attack with 306 kills and 3.33 kills per set while Allison Buck anchors the back row with 363 total digs on the season and 3.95 per set.
Thursday’s match against TCU will be televised live on BYUtv.
After Saturday’s match the Cougars will travel to Wyoming and Colorado State for the last two matches of the conference season.