USU Volleyball Opening Mountain West Slate this Week
Sept. 19, 2017

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The Last Meeting
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October 20, 2016
Logan, Utah
Utah State Volleyball Defeats San Diego State in Five Sets on Thursday Night
LOGAN, Utah - Utah State women’s volleyball picked up its first five-set victory at home on Thursday night, posting a 3-2 win over San Diego State and avenging a five-set defeat in San Diego earlier this season.

Utah State volleyball will open Mountain West play this week, hosting San Diego State and Fresno State on Kirby Court at the Wayne Estes Center. The Aggies will open with the Aztecs on Thursday, Sept. 21, at 7 p.m., followed by the match against the Bulldogs on Saturday, Sept. 23, at 1 p.m.

Conference Home Openers
Utah State is 7-4 all-time in conference home openers under head coach Grayson DuBose.

Mountain West Defensive Player of the Week
Junior libero Tasia Taylor led all players in digs last week as the Aggies swept in-state foes Weber State and Southern Utah. In the 3-0 win at Weber State, Taylor led both teams with 14 digs and added two assists. In the 3-1 win at Southern Utah, Taylor recorded a career-high 28 digs, as part of a season-high 84 digs for the team, and added four assists and one ace. For the week, Taylor totaled 42 digs, averaging 6.00 per set, six assists and one service ace.

Double 20
Taylor and senior outside Lauren Anderson both logged 20 or more digs in Utah State’s 3-1 victory over Southern Utah on Sept. 15, recording career highs of 28 and 23, respectively. It was the first time since the 2013 season that USU teammates had tallied 20 or more digs in the same match.


 

 

National Leaders
The trio of Taylor, Anderson and redshirt freshman Jaysa Funk is also ranked among the top-50 in the nation as well, Taylor is No. 39 in digs per set (5.02), Anderson is No. 45 in both kills per set (4.09) and points per set (4.57) and Funk is No. 46 in assists per set (10.71).

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