BYU men's volleyball: No. 3 BYU defeats defending national champion UC Irvine

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  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 1:54 p.m.


    "BYU has a lot of good strong hitters, but their service errors are ridiculous."

    True, but ironically, CS Irvine had the exact same strength/weakness.

    The key to winning the national title is winning the MPSF and BYU is off to a good start to do that being the only undefeated team in the MPSF at this point.

    Service errors are problematic, but you need to guard against taking something off the serve just to get it in, because that basically gives the other team a free ball which will still result in a point for the other team more often than not.

  • idablu Idaho Falls, ID
    Jan. 19, 2013 1:22 p.m.

    Yeah, you would think that with BYUTV doing the broadcast, they would schedule the BBall game in the afternoon so they could also broadcast the volleyball game. What is up with that?

    BYU has a lot of good strong hitters, but their service errors are ridiculous. If they continue to give away points like that they won't contend for the championship.

  • Duckhunter Highland, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 11:23 a.m.

    Great match to watch last night, lots of fun. The crowd looked like it was really into it.

  • BlueCoug Orem, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 10:10 a.m.

    Great crowd in the SFH last night for the nationally-televised match between #3 BYU and defending national champion #1 CS Irvine. BYU fans were texting in from all over the country including one fan who texted that he was watching the match from his hotel in Rochester, NY.

    Congrats to the Cougars on a great match. Looking forward to BYU competing for another national championship this season.

    It's too bad BYU's basketball game with San Diego is scheduled for the exact same time as BYU's volleyball game with #13 UC San Diego. Tough decision for BYU fans on which game/match to attend tonight.

    Go Cougs!

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 9:53 a.m.

    Sad that in WCC gyms they get fewer fans for basketball than BYU gets for volleyball. Great win last night for BYU. Quite the team and an exciting sport.

  • 4601 Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 19, 2013 9:31 a.m.

    Good idea. No one else is using the Huntsman.

  • Tom in CA Vallejo, CA
    Jan. 18, 2013 11:24 p.m.

    Maybe we could get permission to have the Cougar volleyball games at the Huntsman Center, since the 5,000 seats in the Smith Field house is not enough anymore.