Veronica Jones-Perry Has Monstrous Night as #9 BYU Sweeps San Francisco

  0 Derek Johnson | November 17th, 2017 | College - Women's Indoor, News, WCC


  • #9 BYU def. San Francisco 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-12)
  • #9 BYU improves to 26-2 (15-1, WCC); San Francisco falls to 3-26 (0-16, WCC)
  • Provo, Utah (WCC Match)
  • Attendance: 1,486
  • Box Score

Provo, Utah – In a match with teams at the opposite end of the spectrum in the West Coast Conference, #9 BYU swept San Francisco behind a monstrous night from Veronica Jones-Perry. The win inches the Cougars one match closer to a WCC title, as with two to go they remain tied with San Diego and need a pair of wins to secure at least a conference split.

The junior outside hitter, Jones-Perry, exploded for 19 kills in just three sets for the match, as she hit .433 to go with four digs and a pair of aces. San Francisco knew coming in she would pose a huge threat, but were still unable to slow her down as she opened things up for others as well.

Some of those others included McKenna Miller, who notched 12 kills while hitting .556, and Cosy Burnett, who collected six kills on a .400 day. The combination of everyone for BYU put together a .406 team hitting percentage despite being out-blocked as a team. The back-row defense picked things up though in an uncharacteristic blocking night as they out-dug San Francisco by 13 led by Mary Lake (17 digs, seven assists).

Just as the final score in all three sets indicated, BYU was the stronger team seemingly throughout. In total, BYU actually never gave up the lead and saw the score tied just five times through three sets with the most even scores coming in the second (three).

Next up, BYU gets a Saturday meeting with Santa Clara before they close out the season with Loyola Marymount – both of which come in Provo. For San Francisco, it’s the complete opposite as they stay on the road for two more at San Diego then at Pacific to round out their year.


Courtesy of BYU:

PROVO, Utah – Junior outside hitter Veronica Jones-Perry led No. 9 BYU women’s volleyball past San Francisco in straight sets (25-12, 25-17, 25-12) Thursday night at the Smith Fieldhouse.

“Great team effort tonight,” BYU head coach Heather Olmstead. “Everyone was ready to play and contributed when called upon. We had great energy and stayed focused the entire match.”

Jones-Perry fueled the win with 19 kills, four digs and two service aces. McKenna Miller added 12 kills in the win. Lyndie Haddock contributed 31 assists and four digs while Mary Lake had a team-high 17 digs.

Seven Jones-Perry kills helped pace the Cougars (26-2, 15-1 West Coast Conference) to an early 9-2 advantage in the first set. The Dons (3-26, 0-16 WCC) fired back with a 5-0 run to shorten BYU’s lead to 14-8. However, it didn’t prove to be enough as the Cougars responded with a 4-0 rally to increase the lead to double-digits at 19-9. A kill by Lacy Haddock and an attack error by the Dons secured the set for BYU, 25-12.

A pair of Miller kills and a Jones-Perry ace pushed BYU on a 5-0 run to take an early 9-4 advantage in the second set. Back-to-back kills from Jones-Perry propelled the Cougars to a 17-12 lead. The two teams traded blows until another two Jones-Perry kills finished the set, 25-17.

Four Jones-Perry kills and a service ace by Danelle Stetler fueled an early 8-0 run in the third set to put BYU up 9-1. Back-to-back kills by Stetler and Kennedy Redding pushed the Cougars to a 21-7 advantage. Two kills from Lacy Haddock, a kill from Stetler and a service error by the Dons gave BYU the third set 25-12.

The Cougars return to the Smith Fieldhouse on Saturday, Nov. 18, to face Santa Clara at 1 p.m. MDT. There is free admission to the public. The match will be streamed live on

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