BYU volleyball finishes SFU in three sets

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BYU huddles during first game against Portland. No. 12 BYU defeated San Francisco in just three sets Nov. 21. (The Universe Archives)
BYU huddles during theĀ first game against Portland. No. 12 BYU defeated San Francisco in just three sets Nov. 21. (Universe Archives)

In their second-to-last home game the BYU women’s volleyball team defeated San Francisco in just three sets.

Alexa Gray, who currently holds the record for total kills at BYU, led the team with 19 kills and nine digs. Amy Boswell finished the night with eight kills and four blocks.

The Cougars started off strong with two kills from Gray and three unanswered points, but the San Francisco Dons quickly found their game and went on a 8-2 run making the score 8-6 for the Dons. BYU was able to catch up with a pair of kills from Gray and Danelle Paraday. From there the set went back and forth as each team rallied for points. The set came down to the wire but BYU was able to finish with a kill from Boswell and an error from the Dons making the score 27-25.

The second set was much less intense as BYU was able to quickly finish the Dons. The Cougars started off in a stunning manner going on a 15-4 run, giving San Francisco almost no hope. Boswell had a great set forcing multiple errors from the Dons giving BYU the victory in the second set, 25-12.

The final set began as both teams battled back and forth for points, but BYU was able to pull away with a 10-4 run. The run was assisted by three kills from Gray and a pair of kills from Boswell. The teams continued to rally back and forth until the score was 16-13. BYU built upon momentum with a pair of kills from Cosy Burnett. BYU took that momentum and pulled ahead making the score 24-17. The Cougars ended the match 25-17 off a kill from Paraday.

The No. 12 BYU Cougars will play their last regular season game at the Smith Fieldhouse on Tuesday, Nov. 24 against Pepperdine.

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