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The 2001 WCC volleyball season sets into high gear this weekend with all eight teams in action around the country

Nationally ranked Pepperdine (#17) hosts the annual Howdy's Pepperdine Classic in Malibu, with matches against Northern Arizona, Fresno State and Florida State.

2000 WCC Champions Santa Clara, ranked #22 in the USA Today/AVCA Preseason Poll, start their season in Arizona, taking on the Sun Devils Friday, August 31.

Nationally ranked Loyola Marymount (#24), Gonzaga, Portland and San Diego all being the 2001 season on the road.

Saint Mary's hosts Cal Poly and Centenary in the annual Saint Mary's tournament over the weekend.

USF is the only WCC team not at a tournament this weekend, as Furman visits the Hilltop on Friday.

August 31 (Fri)

Cal Poly def. Saint Mary??s 3-1 (30-22, 30-24, 31-33, 30-24) 1

USF def. Furman 3-0 (30-23, 30-20, 33-31)

Gonzaga def. Boise St. 3-1 (27-30, 30-20, 30-17, 30-27) 2

Pacific def. Gonzaga 3-0 (30-25, 30-28, 30-23) 2

LMU def. Oral Roberts 3-1 (30-21, 20-30, 31-29, 30-24) 19

Pepperdine def. N. Arizona 3-0 (30-25, 30-28, 30-23) 3

Idaho St. def. Portland 3-0 (30-26, 30-22, 30-22)4

Santa Clara def. Arizona St. 3-1 (31-29, 30-20, 22-30, 30-24)5

Santa Clara def. Hofstra 3-0 (30-13, 30-26, 30-19) 5

USD vs. Loyola Chicago 6

September 1 (Sat)

Centenary College at Saint Mary??s 1

Cincinnati def. USF3-0 (30-24, 30-25, 30-17)

Pepperdine def. Florida 3-0 (30-21, 30-24, 31-29) 3

Pepperdine def. Fresno St. 3-0 (30-22, 30-13, 30-26) 3

Washington St. def. Gonzaga 3-0 (30-19, 30-23, 37-35) 2

Bradley def. Gonzaga 3-1 (26-30, 30-28, 30-26, 30-27) 2

Colorado def. Loyola Marymount 3-0 (30-20, 30-22, 30-28) 19

Portland vs. Marquette 4

Portland vs. CS-Northridge 4

Santa Clara def. Nevada Reno 3-2 (30-32, 30-23, 30-25, 21-30, 15-8) 5

South Carolina def. Santa Clara 3-0 (30-25, 30-21, 30-25) 5

USD vs. Liberty 6

USD at San Diego St. 6

September 2 (Sun)

USF def. Centenary 3-0 (30-16, 30-21, 30-26)

Loyola Marymount def. Clemson 3-2 (31-33, 30-24, 25-30, 31-29, 15-12) 19

KEY

1 Saint Mary??s Tournament (Moraga, CA)

2 Cougar Challenge (Pullman, WA)

3 Howdy??s Pepperdine Classic (Malibu, CA)

4 Idaho St. Tournament (Pocatello, ID)

5 Phoenix Airport Hilton/Sun Devil Challenge (Tempe, AZ)

6 San Diego St. 2001 Diggin?? It Tourn. (San Diego, CA)

19 PowerBar Invitational (Boulder, CO)