Cougar spikers win Idaho State Invitational
POCATELLO, Idaho McKenna Miller helped No. 10 BYU women’s volleyball past Idaho State in three sets (25 14, 25 21, 25 14) Saturday night at Reed Gym to win the Idaho State Invitational.
“We came out really focused with energy tonight,” BYU head coach Heather Olmstead said. “Everyone did their job. It was a great team win. I’m proud of the way they performed this week.”
Miller led the team with 10 kills on a .389 clip. Lyndie Haddock contributed 27 assists to go with five blocks and Mary Lake added 10 digs. Amy Boswell put up five blocks and Lacy Haddock collected seven kills on a .500 clip in the win. Additionally, Veronica Jones Perry had five service aces, tied for fifth most all time in BYU rally scoring era history.
Idah State fell to 4 6, BYU is now 9 0.
In an earlier match, Boswell and No. 10 BYU women’s volleyball cruised past Missouri in three sets (26 24, fake id maker 26 24, 25 17).
Boswell led the Cougars with 12 kills on a .381 clip while adding a team high four blocks. Mary Lake contributed a match high 11 digs and Lyndie Haddock collected 30 assists. Danelle Parady Stetler chipped in 10 digs and three aces and McKenna Miller had 12 kills in the win.
BYU improved to 8 0 and Missouri fell to 5 3.
UVU VOLLEYBALL: At Honolulu, Lexi Thompson recorded a career high 24 kills and Sierra Starley dished out a career high 57 assists to lead UVU to a 3 2 victory over Northern Illinois in UVU’s final match of the Hawaii Outrigger Resorts Challenge on Saturday afternoon at the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu.
UVU improved to 4 6 and NIU dropped to 5 3.
“It’s always fun when you play well and get a win. The girls truly earned this one and I’m happy that we we’re able to pull it out,” head coach Sam Atoa said. “We needed every single dig, every single swing and every assist that we got today. I am very proud of the result and of the hard work from a number of our girls in this one.”
Madison Dennison finished with 14 kills of her own, a .458 hitting percentage and three blocks. Alexis Davies chipped in nine kills, while Starley added four blocks, six digs and three service aces. Nakisha Willden and Lindsey Tagge both topped double digits in digs, as each recorded career highs with 31 and 17 respective digs.
Earlier in the tournament the Wolverines fell to a pair of nationally ranked teams, best fake id website as they dropped a 3 0 decision to the host and 14th ranked Hawaii Rainbow Wahine on Thursday and a 3 0 contest to No. 6 Washington on Friday.
BYU MEN’S TENNIS: At Provo, senior Keaton Cullimore won the singles draw while BYU teammates Jeremy Bourgeois and Derek Vincent won the doubles title at the Utah Fall Tennis Classic.
“I am really pleased with the tournament,” BYU coach Brad Pearce said. “Everybody came out, took it seriously and competed hard. It was a good opportunity to see what we need to work on as well as the positives of each and every player. I especially liked the competitiveness and spirit from the freshmen and returned missionaries.”
Cullimore defeated junior teammate John Pearce in two sets (6 0, 6 3) to claim the singles victory.
Bourgeois, a senior from Australia, and Vincent, a freshman from California, upset No. 1 seeded Cullimore and Pearce 9 8 (7 3) in a tightly contested tiebreaker to secure the doubles title.