The BYU men’s volleyball team notched a season-high 16 blocks in a 3-0 victory over Pacific on Saturday night at Smith Fieldhouse in Provo.
Taylor Sander led the Cougars with 12 kills as they won the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation match 25-19, 25-20, 25-19.
The Cougars (6-2, 6-0) had a hitting percentage of .377, also a season high.
Pacific fell to 1-6 overall, and 0-4 in the MPSF.
BYU’s Devin Young tied his season high of eight blocks, and Joseph Grosh had a career-high six blocks.
Track and field
In Colorado Springs, Colo., BYU’s Rachel Fisher placed second in the women’s pole vault with a mark of 13 feet, 9.25 inches, helping the Cougars place second in the team standings. Jenn Suhr (15-1.75) of adidas won the pole vault.
BYU won the mile relay with a time of 3 minutes, 49.53 seconds.
• Utah State’s Nic Bowens ran to victory in the 60 meters at the Jackson Invitational in Nampa, Idaho, finishing in 6.76 seconds.
USU’s Cole Lambourne (47.53) finished second in the 400 meters, and Travis Johnson (47 feet, 8 inches) finished second in the triple jump.
Utah State’s Rachel Orr (5 feet, 8.75 inches) placed second in the women’s high jump.
Minnesota 4, BYU 0 • In Lexington, Ky., the Cougars lost in the consolation final at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend.
BYU’s Andrey Goryachkov and Jermey Bourgeois defeated Minnesota’s Leandro Toledo and Eric Frueh 6-3 in doubles, but the Gophers won the other two sets to take the doubles point.
New Mexico State 4, Utah State 3 • In Las Cruces, N.M., Sean Levesque beat NMSU’s Strahinja Trecakov 6-5, 6-5 in the No. 5 singles match, and Tomas Cosmai defeated Charles Baron 6-2, 6-4 in No. 6 singles, but the Aggies remained winless on the road this season.
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