WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Led by All-American rightside hitter Korie Rogers and All-WAC setter Anna-Lena Smith, BYU's eighth-ranked women's volleyball team opened its 1998 season with two impressive victories Friday at the UMass/Phoenix Invitational in Amherst, Mass.
The Cougars dominated both matches, dispatching Siena College 15-1, 15-10, and 15-1 before defeating the University of Delaware 15-2, 15-8, 15-2. Rogers, a senior, led BYU's overall attack with 14 kills in the first match and 11 in the second.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: The Aggies opened their season with a three-game victory over Jacksonville University - 15-5, 15-5, 15-6, in the Mikasa PIlot Preview Tournament. Melissa Schoepf and Denea Mohiman each had seven kills a piece, while Lori Sargent logged 20 assits.
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL: Utah came back from an 0-2 deficit only to fall to No. 22 Washington State in five games Friday night at Beasley Coliseum in the opener of the Les Schwab Cougar Challenge.
The Cougars took the first two games 15-12 and 15-13 before the Utes roared back to take the next two games in convincing fashion, 15-8 and 15-10. Wazzu won the decisive fifth game 15-9.
Sophomore Kalani Tonga led Utah (1-1) with 24 kills, a .208 hitting percentage, 18 digs, and three service aces. Sara Shakula had 13 kills, 10 digs and six blocks.