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State colleges: BYU men’s volleyball team sweeps Pacific
First Published Jan 25 2014 10:52 pm • Last Updated Jan 25 2014 11:41 pm

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.

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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.


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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.

Men’s tennis

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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