Women’s volleyball continues winning streak

Ari Davis
The womens volleyball team celebrate after winning a point in the game against OSU. (Ari Davis)

The BYU women’s volleyball team continued their winning streak on the road at Utah Valley University, defeating the Wolverines 3-0.

“This was great,” BYU head coach Heather Olmstead said. “The community coming out and supporting two local universities that are a couple miles apart from each other couldn’t have been a better showing.”

The No. 9 Cougars played in Orem in front of a record-breaking crowd for UVU. But the crowd did not deter the Cougar’s determination to win.

“You always feed off the energy from the crowd,” Alexa Gray said. Gray had a great performance leading the team with 15 kills. “We came together and had to adapt our game to them,” Gray said.

The cougars came out strong winning the first set 25-14 and the second set 25-15. But the Wolverines were not going down without a fight.

The last set the Cougars fell behind 6-2 and slowly came back to retake the lead and claim the final set 25-21.

“I thought they battled and were pretty competitive that third set,” Olmstead said. “We were just able to pull ahead at the end.”

Freshman Roni Jones had 12 kills for the night, assisting the Cougars in their 10-1 record. The Cougars hope to continue their winning streak in their next game Thursday, Sept. 24 against San Francisco.


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