Cougar volleyball pulls out 3-2 win over Lewis Flyers

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The men's volleyball team was able to get their first victory of the season over the Lewis Ramblers Saturday night in California. (Photo courtesy of Twitter, @byuvolleyball)
The men’s volleyball team was able to get its first victory of the season over the Lewis Ramblers Saturday night in California. (Photo courtesy of Twitter, @byuvolleyball)

BYU men’s volleyball had an exciting 3-2 win against the Lewis Flyers Saturday at Stanford University.

The Cougars began the first set tied 6-6 with kills from Tim Dobbert and Jake Langlois and took the lead with a service ace from Kiril Meretev. The Flyers came back and then pulled ahead 12-11 on a kill from Eric Fitterer. The set stayed close until BYU came back to take a 19-16 lead. Kills from Meretev gave the Cougars the set 25-22.

The second set began with back-to-back service aces from Dobbert, giving BYU a 3-0 lead. The Cougars widened that gap to 10-6 on a kill from Meretev, while more kills from Dobbert gave BYU an even bigger 16-10 lead. BYU took the set 25-18 with back-to- back kills from Langlois, who led the match with 22 kills.

The Flyers came back in the third set, keeping the score close with kills from Fitterer, and were able to ultimately pull ahead of BYU 19-16. Lewis would win the set 25-20.

The fourth set continued to be closely contested as three consecutive attack errors from Meretev gave Lewis a 11-10 lead. Back-to-back kills from Langlois tied the set 16-16, but the Flyers pulled ahead again and finally won the set 25-24.

BYU began the fifth set leading 3-0 with the help of back-to-back kills from Langlois. The Cougars continued to fight hard during the final set and would go on to win 15-11 to take the match.

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