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Mustangs Split on Day Two of BYU Invitational

Mustangs Split on Day Two of BYU Invitational

PROVO, Utah, -- The Cal Poly Volleyball team went 1-1 on their second day at the BYU Invitational, as they dominated their first match of the day, sweeping Utah Valley 3-0, but then fell short to No. 13 BYU, 3-0. 

After defeating Rice 3-1 in their first match of the season, the Mustangs started day two with the same momentum, as they easily defeated Utah Valley 25-8, 26-24, 25-21, advancing to 2-0 on the season.

The Mustangs ended the match with 41 total assists, 35 being from junior Taylor Nelson, while she also contributed an overall four kills. 

Sophomore Adlee Van Winden and senior Raeann Greisen led the team in kills, both producing double digits, Van Winden with 12 and Greisen with 11.

Cal Poly ended the match with a .225 attack percentage and 43 kills compared to Utah Valley's .097 attack percentage and 31 kills.

The Mustangs played No. 13 BYU in their second match of the day and the last match of the invitational. Both teams came into this match 2-0 on the season. Cal Poly fought hard against No. 13 BYU but lost in all three sets, 25-16, 25-13, 25-20. 

The Mustangs came out much stronger in set three, as they went neck and neck with BYU for almost the whole set, but fell short at the end of the set.  

Despite the loss, Taylor Nelson again led the team in assists, with 31 of the team's 35. Sophomore Alexis Clewis and Adlee Van Winden led the team in kills, both putting up nine for the team. 

The Mustangs are now 2-1 on the season and will pick back up next week as they head to St. Luis for the Marcia E. Hamilton Classic to take on No. 22 Western Kentucky, Arkansas St. and St. Louis.