By McCall Knowlton
Hoping to continue its undefeated season, the BYU women?s volleyball team faces its first road game tonight against Idaho State.
?Idaho State is a big test for us and a great opportunity for some of our athletes to play in front of family and friends,? BYU coach Jason Watson said.
The Cougars (3-0) last faced the Bengals in 1998 and lead the series 22-1-0.
The game will be part of Idaho State?s two-game home opener week. The Bengals are currently 1-3 on the season.
BYU?s Lindsy Hartsock received the Mountain West Conference Volleyball Player of the Week award Tuesday for her performance at the BYU/UVSC Invitational this past weekend.
Hartsock scored a career high of 20 kills in the match against Kansas on Friday. She also had a match high of five service aces.
?It”s exciting to get a new career high,? Hartsock said. ?It is a big goal for me. You always want to get better and better every time you play.?
Hartsock leads the Cougars and ranks second in the MWC in hitting percentage and service aces and is sure to be a determining factor as the team faces the Bengals.
Idaho State?s Felice Yocopis, a senior outside hitter, had a three-game double-double with highs of 28 kills and 24 digs in the UC Davis Aggie Invitational last week.
Yocopis was named MVP of the tournament and also received the Big Sky Co-Volleyball Player of the Week award on Tuesday.
BYU?s Erica Lott leads the Cougars with 49 kills on the season and setter Lauren Richards Evans leads the team with 151 assists.
?As we continue to improve and refine our systems, both matches will serve as indicators of our progress,? Watson said.
The other match BYU has this week will be at home on Saturday against the Utah State Aggies.