No. 3 BYU volleyball sweeps top-ranked UCLA


The No. 3 ranked BYU men’s volleyball team swept top-ranked UCLA for the first time in program history this weekend.

Ari Davis
Ben Patch sets the ball against Pepperdine last week. The Cougars rebounded from the loss by defeating the top-ranked Bruins over the weekend. (Ari Davis)

“The boys dug deep tonight and did some wonderful things as a collective team,” said BYU head coach Shawn Olmstead after Saturday’s win. “Out serving was great and Brenden (Sander) played big time. It was a great BYU crowd and we can’t thank BYU fans enough for showing up and supporting us in a big way.”

The Cougars also 3-1 behind Sander’s 10 kills with a .450 hitting percentage on Saturday night. Sander contributed two aces and three blocks. Jake Langlois added four aces to the team’s nine.

Price Jarman posted his season high eight kills to go with five blocks. Ben Patch added a team-high 12 kills in the win.

Langlois and Patch lead the Cougars in Fridays 3-1 victory contributing 15 and 14 kills, respectively. Leo Durkin directed the team with 39 assists on the night.

On the defensive side Erik Sikes contributed seven digs while Michael Hatch added a season high of 12 blocks.

BYU returns home to face USC in the Smith Fieldhouse this week for its last home matches of the regular season.

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