By Jonathan Andrus
Fans watching BYU”s No. 4 ranked men”s volleyball team on Jan. 20 may have felt like they were having a case of deja vu.
The Cougars downed LaVerne in a three game match, 30-23, 30-17, 30-18 that looked very similar to the match they played Jan. 19 beating LaVerne 30-17, 30-20, 30-21.
The Cougars, who are now 2-0 on the season, put on a dominaint performance in both matches.
During both games, BYU”s setter, Hector Lebron led a balanced attack .
“I thought Hector played played good tonight,” head coach
Carl McGown said. “He made some good decisions at the net, and made some great sets.”
Lebron who played for the 1999 national championship team, redshirted last year and was exited to be playing again.
“It felt really, really good” Lebron said, it was a nice comeback.”
The story was BYU”s dominance over LaVerne at the net. At one point in the match, BYU blocked LaVerne”s attempt to get the ball over three straight times. The BYU front line recorded 15 blocks holding its opponent to .022 hitting percentage for the match.
While LaVerne couldn”t seem to get the ball past BYU”s front line, the exact opposite was true for the Cougars.
Lebron handed out 49 assists in the three-game match. Junior Mike Wall was more than able get the job done when a set came his way as he led BYU with 12 kills. The Cougars hit .500 as team.