Women’s volleyball falls to Santa Clara

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Ari Davis
Amy Boswell spikes the ball in their game against against OSU on Sept. 11. Boswell had an impressive six blocks against Santa Clara. (Ari Davis)

BYU women’s volleyball ended its eight game winning streak after losing 3-1 against Santa Clara University.

“I didn’t think we played our best today,” BYU head coach Heather Olmstead said. “We have a great opportunity now to respond with a quick turn around with a match on Tuesday. If we learn from this match it can help us get better.”

The #10 BYU (11-2) began the match by taking the first set 25-15. Alexa Gray had four kills in the set aided by Camry Willardson who had ten assists.

But SCU wasnt going down without a fight. The next set they pulled ahead early defeating the cougars 25-19 making the match 1-1.

The Cougars began the third set after by taking a 5-2 lead over SCU. But SCU caught up going on a 8-1 attack making the score 11-9. The lead then jumped back and forth throughout the set until the very end when SCU took control and won the set 25-22.

The final set started slow for the Cougars who fell behind 5-2. From there BYU fought hard making the score 19-15. But things didn’t improve for the Cougars. The Broncos fired back eight unanswered points to place them in the lead 23-19 and eventually finishing the cougars off in the fourth set 25-20.

Alexa Gray ended the night with 18 kills along with Veronica Jones with ten kills. Amy Boswell had an impressive six blocks and Camry Willardson finished the night with 32 assists.

The Cougars play their next game at home on September 29, at 7 p.m.

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