It was the third set. BYU men’s volleyball was behind 14-9 when the Lybberts wandered into the Smith Fieldhouse for the first time on Feb. 12, 1993. The couple had recently moved into the area and were driving the streets in search of something to do. They saw something was going on in the Smith Fieldhouse and decided to check it out. The building was packed, but the Lybberts found seats on the upper level on the north side and settled in to see what all the excitement was about.
BYU men’s volleyball ended its 2019 season with a straight-set loss to the No. 1 seeded Pepperdine waves (25-17, 25-23, 25-18) in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation semifinals on April 18 in Malibu, California.
BYU men’s volleyball defeated No. 4 seeded Stanford 3-2 in the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation quarterfinals April 13. The team will advance to the semifinals against No. 1 seeded Pepperdine on April 18 in Malibu, California.
Three of the four players from Hawaii, Kana’i Akana and Wil Stanley of the men’s team and Kiani Moea’i of the women’s team, all graduated from the same school in Honolulu, Punahou School. Though just a small part of the BYU volley program, the three players have already made an impact.
BYU men's volleyball fell short of its third-straight NCAA championship game, falling 3-1 to host UCLA in the semifinals. The Cougars recorded 25 service errors and zero aces, losing the serving game to the Bruins.