Matt Underwood led BYU men’s volleyball to beat Cal State Northridge in three sets Friday night in California.
Underwood led the night with 13 kills and a team high of five blocks. Phil Fuchs played his part with nine kills and nine digs, and Jake Langlois helped out with nine kills, seven digs and four blocks.
“I thought that we were really, really good from the service line tonight,” BYU head coach Chris McGown said. “It was good to see us break the theme of being ahead in a set and then giving up a lead and losing the set. It’s been a while since we’ve played, so I’m glad that we were able to get back into a rhythm.”
Robbie Sutton started things out in the first set with a service ace, but the Matadors stayed close behind. Back-to-back kills from Underwood put the Cougars up by three, and an ace from Langlois gave them the set, 28-26.
The second set was a back-and-forth battle until an attack error from Cal State Northridge gave the Cougars the lead, helping them to a 25–21 win.
Kills from Fuchs and Langlois pushed the Cougars out to an early 8-3 lead in the third and final set. An Underwood block widened the gap 19-11 before his kill gave BYU the set, 25-15, and the match, 3–0.