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VOLLEYBALL: Take two of the Deseret First Duel Rivalry volleyball series is set for Friday night as BYU (12-11, 5-8 MWC) and No. 23 Utah (19-5, 11-2) square off in Salt Lake City. The match will begin at 7:30 p.m. on Utah's Crimson Court and will be televised live on The mtn.

The 2007-08 season marked the first year of the Deseret First Duel Rivalry Series presented by Deseret First Credit Union. BYU took home the inaugural title with a 34-30 edge in the point tally. The Cougar women's volleyball team contributed six points by sweeping the season series with the Utes for the first time since 1999 with a 3-2 win in Salt Lake City on Oct. 12 and a 3-0 blanking of the Utes on Nov. 9 in Provo. This year, BYU leads the overall point standings, 6-3, after a win by the Cougar soccer team and a Utah volleyball victory on Oct. 17.

The Utes have vaulted into first place in the Mountain West standings with 11 straight victories.