BYU volleyball causes Stanford a near Scott Sterling moment

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BYU volleyball caused a near Scott Sterling moment in Saturday night’s game against Stanford.

During the fourth set of the match, BYU sophomore Storm Fa’agata-Tufuga took a thunderous back-row attack that pummeled Stanford setter Russell Dervay in the face. Dervay dug the ball as the ball bounced off his face and back over the net, but the ball landed out of bounds.

The play looked vaguely familiar to fans of “Studio C,” a sketch comedy group on BYU’s broadcasting network, BYUtv. In the sequel sketch, the character Scott Sterling serves as a defensive specialist who has an inherit ability to dig the ball with his face. The original sketch featured Scott Sterling as a soccer goalie that saves the ball with his face in a shootout.

BYU went on to beat  Stanford in five sets (23-25, 20-25, 25-14, 15-10, 15-12) Saturday night in the Smith Fieldhouse. Fa’agata-Tufuga led the Cougars with a career-high 16 kills and contributed four blocks and one ace. Senior Brenden Sander added 14 kills and three digs.

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Rebecca Lane

While her first language is sarcasm, Rebecca dabbles in English and Russian to achieve her lifelong dream of being a journalist. A BYU sports fan, reading enthusiast and wannabe world traveler, Rebecca is a Colorado transplant that is convinced Colorado's mountains are much larger than the many Utah County peaks. Rebecca manages UtahValley360.com for Bennett Communications. Follow her on Twitter @rebeccalane.

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