BYU women’s volleyball defeat San Diego

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Amy Boswel attempts to block a kill against ISU earlier this year. Boswell had six blocks against San Diego. (The Universe)
Amy Boswel attempts to block a kill against ISU earlier this year. Boswell had six blocks against San Diego. (The Universe)

BYU women’s volleyball defeated San Diego 3-0 tying them for first in the conference standings.

“We had a total team effort tonight,” BYU head coach Heather Olmstead said. “I love the way our team fought for this match. Our assistants did a great job to prepare them well, and the team executed the game plan.”

The first set was close as BYU and San Diego exchanged points back and forth. The Cougars were able to solidify the win with a San Diego attack error winning the first set 25-23.

The second set began as the Cougars attacked quickly with two kills that helped them gain the lead 4-1. San Diego then went on a 4-0 run making the game 5-5. Both teams once again began to battle back and forth for the lead keeping the set up for grabs for either team. BYU won the set in a dramatic fashion as Amy Boswell and Cosy Burnett blocked an attempted kill to give the Cougars the win 26-24.

The last set started with BYU ahead of San Diego 3-1. San Diego caught back up and the score remained fairly close throughout the set until BYU went on a 5-1 run giving them a 19-12 lead. BYU easily took the match 25-20.

Boswell had solid night with six blocks. Burnett had a great contribution with five blocks and eight kills and Alexa Gray led the team with 14 kills.

BYU plays their next game on the road against Pacific on October 8 at 8 p.m.

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