- #3 BYU Cougars def. #14 Cal State-Northridge Matadors 3-1 (23-25, 25-20, 25-17, 25-15)
- BYU moves to 5-1 (1-0 MPSF); CSUN falls to 6-2 (1-2 MPSF)
- The Matadome, Northridge, California
- Attendance: 598
- Match Stats
The 3rd-ranked BYU Cougars beat the 14th-ranked Cal State-Northridge Matadors 3-1 on Thursday in Northridge. The two teams started out very evenly matched, with the Matadors winning the first set, but as t he game wore on, BYU’s defense got better and better, and eventually CSUN succumbed.
Set-by-set hitting percentages for both teams:
BYU finished the game with 14 blocks and 37 digs – to just 3 and 28, respectively, for CSUN. 9 of those 14 blocks came in the last two sets.
Price Jarman, Joseph Grosh, and Kiril Meretev each had 5 block assists for the Cougars. The offense was well-balanced, with only one player in double figures: their top hitter Ben Patch, who had 15 kills on 36 swings for a .278 hitting percentage.
CSUN had two players hit in double digits. Sophomore Arvis Greene went for 17 (..275 percentage) and Bulgarian freshman Dimitar Kalchev added in 13 (.360 percentage).