The No. 9 BYU women’s volleyball team won all three of its matches this week and improved to 11-1 on the season.
The first of last week’s victories came on Thursday in Salt Lake City against No. 16 Utah. It was an anticipated rematch since a year ago when the rival Utes handed the Cougars only their second home loss since 2011.
BYU beat Utah in 5 sets (16-25, 25-13, 25-17, 20-25, 18-16) behind a strong offensive performance from Veronica Jones-Perry, who had 25 kills.
Returning home to the Smith Fieldhouse on Friday, BYU needed only three sets to put away the Weber State Wildcats (25-20, 25-15, 25-22). Consistent execution and defense from Mary Lake, who had 17 digs, were keys to a decisive victory.
The Cougars then made the short trip to Orem the following night to face off against UVU.
BYU came away with the victory in four sets (25-21, 22-25, 26-24, 25-17) holding off a determined Wolverines squad. According to BYU coach Heather Olmstead, strong offensive performances from Jones-Perry, McKenna Miller and Cosy Burnett were key in the 3-1 win.
The trio combined for 45 kills on the night.
The game against Utah Valley marked the final non-conference match of the season for BYU. The Cougars open up conference play Thursday at Santa Clara. The game is scheduled to begin at 8 p.m. MDT and will be broadcast on TheW.tv.
BYU enters conference play as three-time defending WCC champions.
The Cougars went 16-2 in conference play last season, losing only to Portland and a highly ranked San Diego squad.
Following the conference opener, BYU will head to the Bay Area on Saturday to take on the University of San Francisco at 2 p.m. MDT. The game will also be broadcast on TheW.tv.
The Cougars’ first home conference game will be on Tuesday, Sept. 26 against Pepperdine.