BYU volleyball remains undefeated, beats Hawaii in five sets

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The No. 10 BYU women’s volleyball team remained undefeated by beating the University of Hawaii in a tight five-set match (25-18, 25-12, 16-25, 15-25, 15-7) on Thursday, Sep. 7, in the Outrigger Resorts Volleyball Tournament.

Junior Veronica Jones-Perry led the team with 27 individual kills, a career high.

Junior Lyndie Haddock also assisted the team with 44 assists and 10 digs.  Overall, the Cougars finished with 66 kills and 63 digs.

BYU coach Heather Olmstead credited the win to their excellent outside hitting and great atmosphere.

“It was awesome to play in front of such a great crowd who loves volleyball,” Olmstead said.

Olmstead added that the teams’ success came from making big plays at important times which made the entire match a total team effort.

The Cougars will return to the Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu tonight at 8:45 p.m. MDT to play Nevada, then they’ll finish their tournament play against Baylor on Saturday.

BYU will travel to Salt Lake City to play Utah on Thursday, Sep. 14, before returning home against Weber State on Friday.