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Sep 1- All eight WCC teams took the court Friday and Loyola Marymount and San Francisco remained undefeated with wins over New Mexico and Appalachian State, respectively

lt;bgt;Pictured:lt;/bgt;lt;igt;Jill Parmele recorded a double-double in kills and digs to lead Saint Mary's to a 3- victory over Florida State on Friday night.lt;/igt; lt;pgt; Sep 1- All eight WCC teams took the court Friday and Loyola Marymount and San Francisco remained undefeated with wins over New Mexico and Appalachian State, respectively. Portland rebounded from a defeat by Arkansas- Little Rock to earlier in the day to beat Mississippi. Pepperdine swept Radford and San Diego won a 3-1 decision against Fresno State. Saint Mary's also won, beating Florida State 3-. Gonzaga lost to UNLV by a score of 3- and Santa Clara fell to ranked Nebraska 3-1. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;San Diego 3, Fresno State 1lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; With the match tied at one game apiece, San Diego came from behind to take game three and eventually the match, claiming its home opener Friday night 3-1 over Fresno State. After trailing 30-9 in a very entertaining third game, consecutive kills by San Diego junior Devon Forster allowed the Toreros to hold off the Bulldogs in front of 49 fans in the Jenny Craig Pavilion. Individual game scores were (30-, 1-30, 33-31, 30-6). lt;pgt; San Diego improved to - on the year and will face both Long Beach State (7pm) and Maryland Eastern Shore (10am) Saturday as the 003 USD Invitational Tournament continues. The Toreros played inspired volleyball, led by Forster146;s match-best 6 kills and 69 assists from sophomore setter Lindsey Sherburne. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;UNLV 3, Gonzaga lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; Three Gonzaga University players reached double digit kills on Friday night but the Bulldogs (1-6) ran out of gas in game five as the UNLV Rebels pulled out a five-game thriller during the opening night of the 003 Gonzaga Volleyball Classic. The Rebels breezed to victory in games one and two by scores of 30-19 and 30-0 before Gonzaga stormed back to win games three and four 30-, 30-8. UNLV (-) would win the deciding game 1-11 after pulling away by as many as six points during the middle part of the final match. lt;pgt; Abby Cullen led the Bulldogs offensive attack with 16 kills on 33 attacks as Gonzaga finished with 61 kills on the night. Senior Jamie VanMeetren was second on the Bulldogs roster with 1 kills including a pair of big kills in the game four win for Gonzaga. Christina Davis rounded out the double-digit Zags with 11 kills on a team-high 4 attacks. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;Pepperdine 3, Radford 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; On a record breaking night for the team and freshman Sophio Milo, the No. 7 Pepperdine Waves (6-) cruised to an easy 3-0 victory over Radford University (0-8) on Friday night at the 003 Nike Invitational, hosted by Pacific. The scores were 30-11, 30-10, 30-18. lt;pgt; The win was the fourth straight for the Waves, while Radford accounted for its eighth consecutive loss. lt;pgt; Everything seemed to fall in the right places for the Waves, who recorded an overall .68 team hitting percentage, which shattered the previous record of .1 set in 1987. lt;pgt; Furthermore, only eight matches into her collegiate debut, Milo earned a spot in the Pepperdine record book when she succeeded on nine of 10 kills for .900 hitting percentage, removing Barbara Blizzard who held a .87 hitting percentage since Oct. 8, 1988. Milo is now the leader in the Pepperdine all-time individual hitting percentage category. lt;pgt; Waves' sophomore Breegan Mulligan pitched in an all-around good game when she added eight kills (.800 hitting percentage), two service aces, and two digs for 10 points. Sophomore setter Melissa Mehlhorn was right on target with 4 set assists, four kills, seven digs, one block solo, and one block assist. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;Nebraska 3, Santa Clara 1lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The 13th-ranked Santa Clara University volleyball team had its five match win streak snapped with a 3-1 loss to fifth-ranked Nebraska Friday evening, concluding play on day one of the U.S. Bank/Arby's Invitational hosted by Nebraska. The Broncos fall to - on the year while the Cornhuskers improve to 7-0. lt;pgt; Santa Clara, who had to spend Thursday night in Dallas, Texas after its flight to Nebraska was cancelled due to inclement weather, came out sluggish in the first game, losing 30-10. The Broncos rallied in game two and knotted the score at one apiece with a 30-4 win, forcing Cornhuskers into 1 hitting errors and a .000 hitting percentage in the game. lt;pgt; The Huskers took advantage of a tired Bronco team in games three and four, clsoing out the match with wins by scores of 30-6 and 30-7. lt;pgt; On the night, SCU only managed a .07 hitting percentage, making 38 errors with only 49 kills in the four games. Nebraska posted a .01 hitting percentage, notching 6 kills with only 30 errors on the evening. lt;pgt; Becky Potter registered a team-high 1 kills on the evening, followed closely by fellow senior Becky Biniek who had 10. Senior Kelli Sousa recorded 40 assists to go along with a team-high 13 digs while Potter added 1 digs for her fourth double-double of the season. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;San Francisco 3, Appalachian State 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; USF volleyball remained unbeaten sweeping Appalachian State 30-18, 30-0, 30-4 in non-conference action Friday afternoon in the opening round of the 003 Butler Volleyball Classic. The Dons (10-0) continue the best start in school history and extend the longest winning streak in program history with the victory against the Mountaineers (-). lt;pgt; San Francisco hit .33 as a team against Appalachian State and has now hit .300 or better in four consecutive matches. The Dons defense also enjoyed another big day, limiting the Mountaineers to a .077 attack percentage and held a 9.0 .0 blocking advantage over ASU. lt;pgt; Senior outside Brittanie Budinger continues to spark USF, recording a match-high 14 kills on .38 hitting to go along with a match-high 16 digs and added four blocks (two solo). The double-double for Budinger, was her team-leading seventh of the season. The All-American candidate has reached double-figures in kills in all 10 of USFs matches this season and has a string of 19 consecutive matches with 10 or more kills dating back to last season. lt;pgt; Senior middle blocker Teresa Russell added 10 kills on .304 hitting and set a new career-high with eight assists to go along with five blocks (two solo). Senior setter April Scoggin dished out 3 assists and added six kills on .6 hitting, while senior outside hitter Caroline Skacel added five kills and four service aces. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;Saint Mary's 3, Florida State lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team started off the Sunset Classic with a win tonight against Florida State by a final score of 3-. The five game match was a first for Saint Mary's this season. Game scores for the Gaels victory over the Seminoles were 30-16, 30-4, 6-30, 7-30 and 1-10. With the win Saint Mary's improved its overall record to 6-3, while Florida State fell to 4-3. lt;pgt; Saint Mary's power game eventually overwhelmed the Seminoles. The Gaels .9 attacking percentage to that of the Seminoles .176 proved to be a large factor in the victory. lt;pgt; Leading the way for the Gaels was Jill Parmele and Kaui Salzman who each recorded a double-double in kills and digs against Florida State. Parmele, a senior, led the way with 0 kills and 11 digs. For the match, Parmele also totaled two block assists and two aces. Salzman, a sophomore, also provided solid play by posting 0 kills and 1 digs. Salzman also finished with one block assist and one ace. lt;pgt; Also helping the Gaels to victory over the Seminoles were freshmen Cassandra Kolkka and Mandy Bible. Kolkka led the Gaels in digs with a match-high total of 19, while Bible recorded a double-double in assists and digs by posting a match-high 7 assists and 10 digs. lt;pgt; Wrapping up the rest of Saint Mary's major contributors were Lindsey Bogason and Erin Gravert. Bogason finished the match with a total of nine kills and 11 digs to help the Gaels. Gravert also played well with a total of lt;pgt; lt;bgt;Loyola Marymount 3, New Mexico 0 lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The New Mexico volleyball team fell to undefeated and nd-ranked Loyola Marymount in three games (31-9, 30-0, 30-4) Friday night (Sept. 1) in the first match of the Washington State Cougar Mania Invitational. UNM now stands at 3-4 for the season, while the Lions improve to 9-0. lt;pgt; The Lobos gave all the nationally-ranked Lions they could handle in the first game as LMU barely edged UNM, 31-9. The Lions ended up sweeping the match, 3-0. UNM hit .70 with 16 kills in the match, but the Lions hit for a superior .368 to come out on top. lt;pgt; Kelli Nerison collected 10 kills and hit .714 for the Lions, while Dina DeBernardi hit .381 with 10 kills. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;Arkansas-Little Rock 3, Portland 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The University of Portland volleyball team opened play at the Magnolia Tournament with a three game (30-4, 30-7, 30-1) loss to Arkansas-Little Rock on Fri., Sept. 1. The Pilots drop to -3 overall, while the Trojans improve to -3. lt;pgt; The Pilots hit well in all three matches, but Arkansas-Little Rock was able to take them out of system with a smart serving game plan. Portland struggled to pass the ball, which resulted in forced sets. The Pilots were out blocked six to three and posted a .0 team hitting percentage in the match. lt;pgt; Heather Denison led the team with 1 kills and nine digs, while teammate Sara Vercruyssen tallied 11 kills and six digs. Michelle Oakland pounded out 10 kills and a .467 hitting percentage, while Monique Kettler added eight kills and hit for .400. Sheena Surplus dished out 3 assists in the match. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;Portland 3, Mississippi 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The University of Portland volleyball team bounced back from its morning match earlier today with a three-game (30-8, 30-, 30-7) sweep of 14;Ole Miss at the Magnolia Tournament. The Pilots improve to 6-3 overall, while Mississippi falls to 1-8. lt;pgt; Portland started out slow, but continued to gain momentum as the game went on. The Pilots pounded out 16 kills for a .0 hitting percentage in game one, pulling out a 30-8 win. Portland hit for .400 with 17 kills and just three errors in game two. Even though Portland hit for just .196 in game three, they were able to pull out a win with a three game sweep of the Lady Rebels. lt;pgt; Three Pilot players recorded double-figure kills in tonight146;s match. Heather Denison led the way with 14 kills and a .34 hitting percentage. Sara Vercruyssen tallied 13 kills and eight digs, while Monique Kettler totaled 10 kills, a .368 hitting percentage and four total blocks. Sheena Surplus posted 38 assists and nine digs on the night. For the match, Portland recorded a .73 hitting percentage. lt;Pgt;