Three-Match Win Streak Snapped at #21 BYU
The LMU volleyball team was swept by #21 BYU on the road on Thursday night.
Oct. 31, 2013
The LMU volleyball team (11-10, 6-6 WCC) had a three-match winning streak snapped on Thursday at WCC-frontrunner #21 BYU (18-4, 11-1 WCC) in conference play. The Lions suffered a sweep at the hands of the Cougars, falling by scores of 30-28, 29-27, 25-21.
Alexa Gray led all players with 22 kills for the Cougars, hitting a blistering .450 on 40 swings with only four errors. Tambre Haddock added 16 kills on 35 attacks with only two errors to record a .400 hitting percentage. Camry Godfrey set the Cougar attack to a .344 clip, dishing out 45 assists and adding 10 digs for a double-double. Ciara Parker narrowly missed a double-double of her own, teaming eight assists with 19 digs. BYU recorded 11 blocks, led by seven block assists from Whitney Young.
Senior Kathleen Luft recorded 15 kills for LMU, joined by 12 kills on 25 attacks (.400) from Litara Keil to lead the Lion attack. Hannah Tedrow managed 45 assists as the Lions hit .225 in the three sets. Tedrow collected the double-double on Thursday, teaming the 45 assists with 10 digs. As she has done in every match this year, senior Betsi Metter at least recorded a share of the match-high in digs, posting a match-high tying 19. The Lions served up seven aces, guided by three from senior Felicia Arriola. Arriola nearly recorded a double-double, combining nine kills with seven digs.
As would be expected between two teams that have played five five-set matches in seven all-time battle, LMU played BYU extremely tough, playing to 33 tie scores and 12 lead changes over the course of the match. The two teams played to 11 tie scores in each of the three periods, but BYU escaped all three sets with the victory.
LMU will return to action on Saturday when it hosts #8 San Diego at Noon in Gersten Pavilion.