BYU men’s volleyball claims MPSF Conference championship

The 4,190 screaming fans cheered on Ben Patch as he smashed the last point into the ground. A grinning and dancing Rusty Lavaja held up the trophy with fellow senior Ryan Boyce and soaked in the moment. Coach Chris McGown even gave the fiery libero Jaylen Reyes a chest bump, and reality set in.

The BYU Cougar men’s volleyball team are the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation (MPSF) Conference champions.

No. 1 BYU swept No. 2 Long Beach State in the Smith Fieldhouse Saturday night (28–26, 25–22, 25–22) to capture its first conference championship since the 2004 season, the last time it also won the national championship.

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