BYU women’s volleyball loses in five sets in exhibition match against Utah


The BYU women’s volleyball team took a loss against Utah, falling 3-2 (18-25, 25-23, 25-22, 21-25, 12-15).

The first set started with a lengthy rally and a kill by BYU’s junior Hannah Robison. Both teams tied up at 6-6, but Utah took over with a 5-0 run. Momentum stayed in their favor bringing them to 21-14. BYU fought back with sophomore Alexa Gary scoring three straight kills, but Utah still took the set 25-18.

volleyballsplitThe momentum in the second set continued in Utah’s favor, coming out with a 3-1 lead. But BYU put themselves back in the match coming out with a 10-5 lead. Both teams traded off taking the lead. BYU lead 20-17. Utah stayed close, but BYU’s junior Tambre Haddock killed the last point giving BYU the second set 25-23.

Utah started the third set with multiple runs and a clear lead until BYU came back 19-19. with a 9-1 run and a few kills BYU took the third set 25-22.

Set four began neck and neck, but Utah took off on a 11-3 points run giving them a 15-8 lead. BYU trailed the rest of the set and Utah took the set 25-21.

Set five Utah, yet again, took the early lead 6-3. BYU came back hard to lead 9-7. Utah came back first tying at 12-12 and then taking the match at 15-12.

BYU was led by junior Jennifer Hamson with 15 kills and Gray with 13.  Haddock also contributed 10 kills.

Last week BYU beat Salt Lake Community College, Montana State and Utah Valley.

BYU travel next week to take on Colorado State April 12 at 10 a.m. MDT.

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