Tigers Fall In Provo To No. 2 BYU

Provo, Utah – Junior Adam Troy paced Pacific Men's Volleyball with 12 kills, while hitting .500, but his effort was not enough against the second-ranked Cougars of BYU. The Tigers fought, but fell in Provo, Utah in three sets (25-20, 25-20, 25-15).

The win improves BYU to 10-3 and 9-3 in conference play, while the loss drops Pacific to 5-7 and 3-7 in MPSF play.

Senior Christian Ahlin and sophomore Tommy Carmody each added five kills and five blocks for the night, while junior libero Javier Caceres picked up five digs.

BYU took the opening game 25-20, despite Troy and Taylor Hughes combining for six kills. Carmody also added a pair of kills and four block assists in the game. Senior setter Patrick Tunnell tallied 11 of his 24 assists in the opening game. 

Game two Pacific fell by the same score, but Troy added five kills on eight swings in the set. Camody added another pair of kills on four swings, while Hughes added a block.

Troy again led Pacific in the third game, this time with four kills on six swings. He also added a block. Ahlin led Pacific at the net with two blocks and he also had a pair of kills. Matthew Houlihan recorded one of his two kills in the final set, while Christian Franceschi added a kill on four swings. 

The Tigers return home for contests with Pepperdine and USC on March 1 and 2, respectively in the Alex G. Spanos Center.