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BYU volleyball: Cougars return home for two conference matchups

Published: Monday, Oct. 7 2013 4:00 p.m. MDT

PROVO – The BYU women’s volleyball team takes on conference foes Santa Clara and San Francisco on Thursday and Saturday in the Smith Fieldhouse.

The Cougars improved to 12-3 (5-0 WCC) last week with a four-set road win against Pepperdine and a five-set road victory over Loyola Marymount. BYU remains the only undefeated team in West Coast Conference play.

The Cougars will face the Santa Clara Broncos (7-7, 2-3 WCC) on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m. MDT. This will be the sixth matchup between the two schools, with each squad winning on its home court in 2012. BYU leads the overall series, 4-1.

Santa Clara finished 20-12 (9-7 WCC) and fourth in conference play in the 2012 season.

On Saturday, the Cougars will face San Francisco (7-8, 3-2 WCC) at 1 p.m. MDT. BYU is undefeated against the Dons, including a series sweep last season, and leads the overall series, 6-0.

San Francisco returns three starters plus its libero to a team that finished 16-13 (7-9 WCC) in 2012.

Thursday’s match will be broadcast live on BYUtv, and Saturday’s match will be broadcast live on BYU Radio. Links to live stats can be found on the BYU women’s volleyball schedule page.

Royce Hinton is the women's volleyball sports information director for BYU Athletic Communications.

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