UCI sweeps BYU for men's title

May 4th, 2013
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Impressive win by the Anteaters, becoming the first team to win consecutive titles since UCLA in 95-96.

UCI wins 25-23, 25-22, 26-24.

Think what impressed me the most was UCI holding off three set points in Set 3, down 24-21, scoring five straight with BYU in a bad rotation. Anteaters win the block war 17-6 and did a great job on serve-receive.

Sander with 20 of BYU's 47 kills, not much help. Boyce got pretty predictable at the end.

UCI had a balanced attack with 11 kills from Hughes, Tillie and LaCavera.

2 Responses to “UCI sweeps BYU for men's title”

  1. jmy:

    Great win for the Anteaters...I guess BYU was out of comebacks...


  2. volleyball fan:

    What helped was that Irvine diversified with a very balanced attack, thus staying very unpredictable while BYU was very predictable. Sanders couldn't do it alone. Evidently Austin was the superior setter for Irvine, making the difference (he wasn't the setter when Irvine lost the two regular season matches to BYU).