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Sept 7-Santa Clara started off another Saturday filled with WCC volleyball with a 3-0 win over Idaho

Sept. 7-Santa Clara started off another Saturday filled with WCC volleyball with a 3-0 win over Idaho. With the win, the 4th-ranked Broncos ran its season-opening match winning streak to five Saturday morning in the third match of the Northern Arizona University Fiesta Bowl Tournament. lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13; lt;bgt;Santa Clara 3, Idaho 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The 4th-ranked Santa Clara University women's volleyball team ran its season-opening match winning streak to five Saturday morning as they defeated the University of Idaho by a score of 3-0 in the third match of the Northern Arizona University Fiesta Bowl Tournament. The Broncos (-0) defeated the Vandals (1-4) by scores of 30-17, 30-1 and 30-7 to avenge its home loss from the 001 season when Idaho took three straight from Santa Clara just before the NCAA Tournament in the Leavey Center.Freshman Cassie Perret led the way for the Broncos in the morning match, posting a career-high 1 kills and a hitting percentage of .37. Junior Becky Potter also added 1 kills in the match to go along with 10 digs for her first double-double of the season. Fellow junior Kelli Sousa added 41 assists in the game while Megan Johnston and Chrissy Hirsch tied Potter for the team lead in the game with 10 digs. lt;Pgt;13;lt;bgt;Loyola Marymount 3, St. Louis lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; After dropping its first two games to Saint Louis, the Loyola Marymount University volleyball team swept the final three to down the Billikens 7-30, 1-30, 30-0, 30- and 1-8. It was the second consecutive win for the Lions after beating Notre Dame Friday night. The Lions moved to 4-1 on the season. With the offense sputtering, hitting .09 and .049 in the first two games respectively, Megan Wooton was inserted into the lineup to begin game three. She went on to hand out 16 assists, with a match-high three service aces. The Lions hit .303 in the third game and an impressive .30 in the deciding fifth match. Kristen Gallup led the Lions in kills for the sixth consecutive match with 16. She also posted 10 digs, while Kealani Kimball also had a double-double with 14 kills and 11 digs. Freshman Michelle Look led the team with 1 digs, while libero Jacene Dimson had 13. Freshman setter Nicole Ridley had a match-high 7 assists and hit a team-high .400 with three kills. Kimball hit .34 with just two errors on 37 swings. She also added five blocks, while Tiana Newsome had three solos along with two assists. Saint Louis (4-) was led by All-Region performer Colleen Hunter with 0 kills and 10 digs. lt;Pgt;13; lt;bgt; Gonzaga 3, Florida Atlantic lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; lt;bgt; Eastern Michigan 3, Gonzaga 0lt;/bgt; lt;brgt; The Gonzaga University volleyball team split its two games during Saturday action of the 00 Holiday Inn Classic at Montana State University. The Bulldogs collected their first win of the season during the morning match with a five-game victory over Florida Atlantic (-). GU won the contest 7-30, 30-1, 0-30, 30-, 18-16. Gonzaga (1-6) was then dispatched in three games by Eastern Michigan (-1) by scores of 30-1, 30-7 and 30-18. Gonzaga will return to action on Friday when they host Idaho at 7 p.m.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;In the first match Gonzaga had three players reach double-digits in kills as the Bulldogs ended a five-match losing skid. Christina Davis had 0 kills and 17 digs as Gonzaga had a .18 attack percentage to win the five-game thriller. Abby Cullen added 16 kill and 6 blocks while Natasha Kozen chipped in with 14 kills. lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;In the second game Eastern Michigan dominated play with a .37 attack percentage as the Eagles quickly downed Gonzaga. Emily Busch had 1 kills and Shayna Munson added 10 kills for EMU. Gonzaga was led by Christina Davis with 16 kills while Heather Signor had 17 digs.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;lt;bgt;Loyola Marymount 3, Colorado State 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The Loyola Marymount volleyball team claimed the 00 LMU Classic championship with a 30-, 30-7, 30-18 victory over Colorado tonight in front of a Gersten Pavilion crowd of 40. It was the Lions' second Classic title in the past three seasons. The Lions improve to -1, while the Buffaloes fall to -4. Kea Kimball had nine kills and a match-high 1 digs, while Dina DeBernardi added 10 kills. Tiana Newsome and Kristen Gallup both had seven kills in the Lion barrage. It was the first match of the season that Gallup did not lead LMU in kills. For the match LMU hit .340, including an amazing .414 in game three. Newsome (.87, 7-0-8) and DeBernardi (.833, 10-0-1) placed themselves in the top 10 all-time in school history for hitting percentage in a match. DeBernardi's effort set a sophomore class record, previously held by former All-American Sara Noriega (.76), set in 199. Kimball was named the tournaments most valuable player, while Gallup and Newsome joined her on the all-tournament team. lt;Pgt;13;lt;bgt;Portland 3, Denver lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; lt;bgt;Nevada 3, Portland 0 lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The University of Portland women's volleyball team split two matches today at the Nevada-Reno Tournament in Reno, NV. The Pilots recorded a 3- (30-4, 8-30, 8-30, 30-18, 1-10) win in the early match over Denver and lost a 3-0 (30-3, 30-3, 30-0) heartbreaker to Nevada-Reno in the late match. Portland moves to 4- overall, 0-0 in the WCC. Denver drops to 0-3 on the season and Nevada-Reno improves to -1 on the year.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;In the first match vs. Denver, freshman Lauren Karpstein led the team with 1 kills for a .4 hitting percentage and 1 digs. Sara Vercruyssen tallied 1 kills and 1 digs and teammates Anna Abatzoglou and Monique Kettler added 11 kills each. Sheena Surplus posted 8 assists, while defensive ace Carlie Price racked up 8 digs. Heather Denison added 10 kills in the match. As a team Portland posted a .6 hitting percentage, 8.0 total team blocks and 9.0 points.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;In the late match vs. Nevada-Reno, Karpstein tallied eight kills for the Pilots. Teammate Sara Vercruyssen added seven kills, while setter Sheena Surplus notched 3 assists and 10 digs. UNR held the Pilots to a .146 hitting percentage and out-blocked Portland, 7.0-6.0. lt;Pgt;13; lt;bgt;San Diego 3, Montana 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; lt;bgt;North Carolina 3, San Diego 1lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The 3rd ranked North Carolina Tar Heels knocked off host San Diego in four games to win the 00 USD Invitational on Saturday. A crowd of 78 witnessed La Jolla native and Tar Heel senior Malaika Underwood win Tournament MVP honors. Underwood tallied 1 kills and 17 digs in Saturday's finale. The loss marked the first for USD (-1, 0-0 WCC) in 00. USD freshman Lindsey Sherburne totaled a match-best assists on Saturday night. Toreros Noel Frohman and Devon Forster earned all-tournament honors for their play.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;In the day's opener, San Diego defeated the Montana Grizzlies in three straight games. The Toreros cruised to the victory thanks to senior's Noel Frohman and Debra Robertson who combined for 8 kills. 30-1, 30-19, 30-1 were the scores with the Toreros leading the entire way. USD received contributions from sophomore Devon Forster (1 kills) and junior Holly Olmsted (10 digs). lt;Pgt;