Women’s volleyball sweeps Rebels


    By Brian Hintze

    The Cougars bounced back after a tough loss to Pepperdine and swept UNLV in Las Vegas Thursday night.

    The team had to catch a bus from Los Angeles Thursday morning when there was complications with their plane’s take off.

    To spite their travel changes, they didn’t miss a beat in their 15-6, 15-13 and 15-9 sweep of the Running Rebels of UNLV.

    As a team, the Cougars hit .336, well over its seasonal average.

    Karina Puikkonen continued to distribute the ball well dishing out 44 assists with four players posting 10 or more kills.

    Freshman All-American Sunny Tonga lead the Cougars with 13 kills and six digs.

    Nina Puikkonen, Jackie Bundy and Melissa Layton each turned in 12, 11, 10 kills respectively against the Rebels.

    The Cougars turned their service game on after a tough night at Pepperdine, recording six aces and only four service errors.

    Layton lead the service effort with three kills.

    BYU walk-on freshman, Uila Crabbe, saw action in her second straight night of action coming up with five digs for BYU.

    The Rebels tried to battle their way back into the match by taking the second game.

    Rebels player Amber Graham’s hard hitting couldn’t put her squad over the top to even the match at two games a piece.

    With momentum on its side, BYU delivered the knock out blow to finish off its second sweep of UNLV this season.

    This win moves the Cougars to 14-6 overall and 6-2 in the Mountain West Conference.

    The team will head back to Southern California Friday for a show down with San Diego State to finish its three game road trip.

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