No. 2 BYU beats No. 12 CSUN in three sets behind Sanders’ 11 kills


No. 2 BYU stretched their winning streak to nine games after defeating No. 12 CSUN in a dominating performance Friday night at the Smith Fieldhouse.

Natalie Stoker
Jake Langlois spikes the ball in BYU’s win against CSUN Friday night at the Smith Fieldhouse. The Cougars have now won 27 sets in a row. (Natalie Stoker)

“I liked how our guys came out right from the start,” said BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead. “I thought our distribution from left to right from the setter was really good and on tempo where we wanted it to be.”

The Cougars have now won 27 consecutive sets with 18 coming on the road.

BYU started the match with a .560 hitting percentage in the first set. After hitting .393 in the second, the Cougars won the last set at .750. Six BYU players finished the night hitting above .500.

“Since I’ve been playing, I feel like this is the best we’ve been playing,” Jake Langlois said. “We have every piece. At every position we have someone who is confident, strong and good at what they do.”

Sander finished the night with 11 kills to lead the Cougars. Langlois and Ben Patch contributed eight kills each. Leo Durkin finished with 37 of BYU’s 40 assists.

BYU will face the Matadors again Saturday night in the Smith Fieldhouse at 7:00 p.m.





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