No. 1 BYU women’s volleyball begins the second half of conference play this week as it competes at home against Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine.

Last week, the Cougars (18-0, 8-0 WCC) swept San Francisco and Santa Clara on the road to remain undefeated and first place in the league standings.

Loyola Marymount

BYU faces Loyola Marymount (15-4, 5-3 WCC) at the Smith Fieldhouse on Thursday, Oct. 18, at 7 p.m. MDT. The Cougars hold a 15-1 advantage in the overall series history with the Lions, including a perfect 8-0 record when playing them at home. BYU has won the last four-straight meetings. Loyola Marymount had won four-consecutive matches until dropping its rivalry match at Pepperdine last week. The Lions were picked to finish third in the WCC Preseason Coaches’ Poll.

Pepperdine

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The Cougars face off against the Waves (13-5, 7-1 WCC) at home Saturday, Oct. 20, at 1 p.m. BYU has a 25-8 all-time record against Pepperdine and is 14-2 when competing at home. The Cougars have won the past 13 meetings with the Waves, including picking up a sweep at Pepperdine earlier this season. The Waves’ only conference loss this season came against BYU. Pepperdine travels to San Diego on Thursday before facing the Cougars.

Video/Stats

Both matches this week will be televised live on BYUtv. Links to a video feed and live stats for the matches can be found on the BYU women’s volleyball schedule page.