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 byutv.org/live. 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.