#10 BYU Looks to Overcome Upset-Minded Santa Clara; Sep. 21 Preview

  0 Derek Johnson | September 21st, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, Division I Mid-Major, Pac 12, WCC

Every day at VolleyMob we will preview several of the most notable and interesting matches in NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball. We will offer an inside look at some of those top matchups each day as we carry along through the 2017 season.

Wednesday featured a loaded slate of teams kicking off conference play as we continue week five into the 2017 season. Thursday is a bit more of a down day in terms of the sheer quantity and high-level teams playing, although some ranked mid-majors continue the start of their respected conference play.

*Note: VolleyMob’s Top 25 is utilized for a team’s ranking

*The entire week’s schedule can be seen here.


#10 BYU (11-1) at Santa Clara (7-5) – 10 pm ET (WCC TV/Santa Clara Video/Live Stats)

Santa Clara plays host to its second top-10 opponent in two weeks as these two schools open up their 2017 West Coast Conference slate.

The host team, Santa Clara, actually took down the then eighth ranked Kansas Jayhawks in five sets a week ago to earn a marquee victory on the season and prove they can take down top-level teams. They’ll need Jensen Cunningham to be on her game again as she posted 16 kills while hitting .500 and six blocks in that match.

BYU will look to avoid such an upset and get off on the right foot as they start their campaign towards being the 2017 WCC champion. They were able to fend off Santa Clara twice last year, including in the Leavey Event Center in four sets as then freshman and current sophomore McKenna Miller logged 16 kills and a pair of blocks.


New Mexico (8-4) at #21 Colorado State (10-2) – 9 pm ET (MW Network/Live Stats)

Colorado State had a strong non-conference slate and will look to carry that into Mountain West play as they look to take home the crown. A New Mexico team that’s off to a solid start stands in their way as the Rams look to avenge their last home loss to Colorado with a new season so to speak in conference play.


#25 San Diego (7-3) at San Francisco (3-10) – 10 pm ET (WCC TV/Live Stats)

Arizona (6-3) at Arizona State (10-2) – 11 pm ET (Pac-12 Networks/Live Stats)

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