Strong serving leads BYU past UC San Diego


Strong serving led No. 3 BYU by UC San Diego in three sets Saturday night to complete a series sweep.

Ari Davis
Evan Chang saves the ball in the game against Pepperdine. The Cougars swept the series with UC San Diego with a three set victory Saturday night. (Ari Davis)

“I liked the focus and effort tonight,” said BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead. “Our serving was strong and really kept them out of system most of the night. We were also able to defend really well.”

The Cougars finished the night with seven aces compared to the Tritons’ one. Leo Durkin, Jake Langlois and Michael Hatch each had two aces with Brenden Sander contributing another.

Ben Patch posted the game high 14 kills with an efficient .600 hitting percentage. Sander had a .333 hitting percentage along with 12 kills. Durkin lead the team with 31 assists.

On the defensive front Hatch contributed four blocks whith Sander and Durkin recording six and seven digs, respectively.

The Cougars stay on the road next week to take on UCLA at the John Wooden Center in Los Angeles, California.

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