No. 2 BYU extends win streak to eight in win over No. 15 Cal Baptist


No. 2 BYU extended its winning streak to eight games as they beat No. 15 Cal Baptist in three sets Saturday night.

Ari Davis
Michael Hatch serves the ball against UCSB earlier this season. The No. 2 ranked Cougars have won eight straight games after sweeping No. 15 Cal Baptist this weekend without losing a set. (Ari Davis)

“It was a good road swing for the guys,” said BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead. “We learned some important things that can contribute to our improvement. A handful of players dug deep to play at a high level.”

The Cougars dominated the match from beginning to end, with the closest score coming in the first set at 25-20. BYU won the next two sets in similar fashion at 25-18 and 25-19. With Saturday’s sweep the Cougars finished the weekend without dropping a set to the Lancers.

The Cougars held Cal Baptist to a .153 hitting percentage with a strong defensive effort. BYU posted eight blocks compared to the Lancers’ four.

Jake Langlois and Brenden Sander contributed 11 and 10 kills, respectively, to lead the team. Langlois and Michael Hatch recorded four blocks each to lead both teams.

The Cougars return home next Friday to face CSUN in the Smith Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m. MST.


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