BYU volleyball: No. 7 BYU sweeps Portland behind team effort

13 Oct , 2017 Sports

No. 7 BYU women’s volleyball swept Portland (25-15, 25-10, 25-14) behind a team effort Thursday night at the Smith Fieldhouse to remain perfect in West Coast Conference play.

“I’m really impressed with how well we passed the ball tonight,” BYU head coach Heather Olmstead said. “It made it easy for Lyndie (Haddock) to distribute the ball around, which she did a great job of. We were really dialed in offensively and defensively. I am really proud of the team’s effort tonight.”

Veronica Jones-Perry led the Cougars with 16 total kills followed by McKenna Miller with 12. Cosy Burnett had seven kills on a .875 clip to go with seven blocks. Lyndie Haddock earned 36 assists, while Mary Lake added 19 digs in the win.

The Cougars (18-1, 7-0 WCC) started out the first set with a back-and-forth battle with the Pilots (13-6, 4-3 WCC). But, late in the set, BYU scored six straight to distance itself from Portland at 19-12. Another five-point rally and a kill from Kennedy Redding sealed the first-set win for the Cougars, 25-15.

BYU started out the second set strong with a block from Burnett and Haddock, helping the Cougars go up 6-2, forcing a Portland timeout. BYU then went …read more

Source:: Deseret News – Sports News


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