There are a lot of exciting sporting events this weekend, as BYU opens up its men basketball season this Friday at 5:00 p.m. and BYU football returns home to face UNLV on Saturday. But, there’s one event you don’t want to miss, the No. 13 BYU women’s volleyball team’s senior night. Here are five reasons why you should go to the Smith Fieldhouse at 7:30 (after the BYU basketball game) and watch the lady Cougars take on San Diego.
1. It’s Senior Night
Friday night will be the last time BYU fans can see Jennifer Hamson, Hannah Robison, Tambre Nobles and Tia Whiting Withers play at home. These four players have been very successful in their time at BYU, as they have made it to the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA tournament and have helped BYU become a national powerhouse in volleyball. Hamson has been said to be one of the best women athletes to ever play at BYU so take advantage of this last chance to see her play in person.
2. The are looking to avenge their loss to rival San Diego earlier this season.
BYU has only lost two matches in WCC play and their first loss was to San Diego in a five set thriller on the Toreros home court. The Toreros are also the defending WCC champions and a win over San Diego will put BYU one step closer to winning the championship this year. The Toreros lead the overall series 6-3, but the teams have been winning on their home courts the last couple of seasons.
3. They win
Simply put, the BYU women’s volleyball team are winners. They know how to win, especially at home. BYU has only lost once at home in the last 38 matches played at the Smith Fieldhouse. That loss was to the now No. 3 Washington Huskies in five sets and the Huskies are currently undefeated. Chances are if you go watch BYU play on Friday night you will leave happy because BYU is likely come out on top.
4. They’re exciting to watch
BYU is a fun team to watch and they have players like Camry Godfrey Willardson that always hustle and make amazing plays like this:
5. The Block Party
The Cougars throw a block party every match and all are invited to witness it. BYU leads the nation in blocks per set with 3.82 and BYU has the two leading blockers in the nation. Whitney Young has 1.90 blocks per game and Amy Boswell has 1.60 blocks per game.
So after the BYU men’s basketball team defeats Long Beach State on Friday, drive or walk over to the Smith Fieldhouse and support the No. 13 BYU women’s volleyball team for one last time this season and honor the seniors that have helped raised the women’s volleyball team to new heights.