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LMU, Santa Clara, Pepperdine and USD all pick up conference victories Freshman Alyssa Lantz led Santa Clara to their victory with 1 kills

lt;bgt;LMU 3, Gonzaga 1lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The Gonzaga University (4-18, -6 WCC) volleyball team fell short in its attempt to end a 19-match losing skid to West Coast Conference rival Loyola Marymount on Friday night at Martin Centre. LMU (14-7, -3 WCC) rallied for a 3-1 victory after losing the opening game of the contest. The Lions posted a 6-30, 30-1, 30-3, 38-36 win.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;The Bulldogs opened with a determined effort in game one out-hitting LMU, 0-8, as the Bulldogs won their first game from LMU since the 1998 season. Abby Cullen connected on six kills including three on Gonzaga's last six points as GU hit 4 percent in the opener.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Loyola Marymount rebounded in the second game with a 16-10 kill advantage. Kristen Gallup and Kealani Kimball combined to serve the Lions to a quick 1-10 advantage. The balanced Lions attack featured several kills from Tiana Newsome and Gallup.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Gallup led all players with 0 kills while Kimball finished with 13 for LMU. Tiana Newsome dominated play at the net with 16 blocks, 13 assisted. Christina Davis led the Bulldogs with 19 kills while Cullen finished with 17. Natasha Kozen had 14 kills on a 33 percent attacking night.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;lt;bgt;Santa Clara 3, Saint Mary's 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The 1th-ranked Santa Clara University volleyball squad defeated Saint Mary's College by a score of 3-0 Friday evening in Moraga, Calif. With the win the Broncos improve to 19-3 overall and 7-1 in West Coast Conference play.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Santa Clara posted wins by scores of 30-3 in the first two games and wrapped up the match in the third game, winning by a score of 30-1. The win marked the 1th-straight time the Broncos have defeated the Gaels, sweeping the season series in each of the last six years.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Freshman Alyssa Lantz led the Broncos on the evening with her 1 kills, followed by Becky Potter and Megan Johnston who each had 11 on the evening. Kelli Sousa guided the offense with her 40 assists while her 16 digs were a match-high. Chrissy Hirsch added 13 digs in the Libero position and Becky Biniek posted a .61 hitting percentage on the night, with her eight kills coming on 13 attempts with no errors.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Jill Parmele led the SMC attack with nine kills, followed by Lindsey Bogason and Rachel Avilla who each added eight kills in the match. Brooke Lowry registered 4 assists while Kaui Salzman's 1 digs were a team-high for the Gaels.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;lt;bgt;Pepperdine 3, Portland 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The University of Portland women's volleyball team battled against the No. 10 ranked Pepperdine Waves, losing in three games, 30-, 30-11, 30-14 at the Chiles Center in Portland, OR on Fri., Nov. 1. Portland falls to 13-10 overall, -6 in the WCC. The Waves improve to 1-6 on the season and a perfect 8-0 record in WCC play.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;For the Pilots, freshman Sara Vercruyssen tallied eight kills, three digs and two block assists. Teammate Heather Denison recorded seven kills, while Lauren Karpstein added five kills. Sheena Surplus posted assists and Carlie Price notched 14 digs in the match.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Pepperdine146;s Katie Wilkins led all players with 19 kills and a .4 hitting percentage. Wilkins picked up eight digs and two block assists on the night. Lyndsey Hache totaled 10 kills for a .400 hitting percentage, while Breegan Mulligan recorded 11 digs. Paola Rodriguez posted 3 assists and teammate Melissa Melhorn added 11 assists in the match.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;lt;bgt;USD 3, USF 1lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; USF extended San Diego to a fourth game but could not come up with a win, falling 30-17, 30-6, 8-30, 30- in West Coast Conference volleyball action Friday at the Jenny Craig Pavilion. San Francisco (4-0, 0-8 WCC) could not overcome the Toreros (1-, 6- WCC), who hammered 7 kills on .39 hitting with just 0 errors.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Junior outside hitter Brittanie Budinger led the way for USF with a team-high 18 kills to go along with 14 digs to wrap up her 13th double-double of the season. Sophomore outside hitter Ashley Bello added 14 kills for the Dons.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;For the Toreros, senior Noel Frohman had 4 kills with only three errors. Frohman hit .404 and also had 11 digs. 001 Freshman of the Year Devon Forster had 18 kills and also 18 digs for San Diego.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;