San Francisco 3, Portland State 1
San Francisco volleyball passed another milestone in a season full of them after downing host Portland State 3-1 (28-30, 30-15, 30-21, 36-34) to capture the 2003 PSU Viking Showcase. The Dons (15-0) extend the best start in the history of volleyball in the West Coast Conference to 15 games after defeating a talented Viking (9-2) squad playing on their home floor at the Stott Center Saturday in the Rose City.
Montana State 3, Gonzaga 0
Montana State University (9-2) improved to 2-0 in their own tournament on Saturday morning as they clinched the 2003 Wingate Inn-vitational Title with a 3-0 win over the visiting Gonzaga Bulldogs (2-9). MSU won the contest 30-18, 30-23 and 30-23 and wins the tournament no matter what the Bobcats outcome on Saturday night against Marquette by virtue of head-to-head wins over Gonzaga and Wyoming. Gonzaga will face Wyoming for second place in the tournament later Saturday afternoon. Senior Abby Cullen was the offensive bright spot for Gonzaga as she finished with a team-high 12 kills on 31 attacks. The Bulldogs combined for a .112 team attack percentage after registering only 8 kills and a .000 hitting clip in the game one loss. Melissa Schickler passed out 16 assists to lead Gonzaga after taking over Emilee Gihring following the game one loss. Heather Signor led the Bulldogs defense with 11 digs to give her 1,003 for her career and making her only the 8th player in school history to eclipse the 1,000 dig barrier.
Michigan State 3, San Diego 1
15th-ranked Michigan State volleyball was able to knock off No. 21 San Diego ona neutral court at the American Volleyball Classic in Washington D.C. Saturday. Game scores went (28-30, 30-21, 30-28, 30-28). San Diego (7-3) won the first game 30-28, leading by as many as five points twice before Michigan State (7-2) tied the game at 19. A game ending kill by Torero junior Devon Forster (Boulder, CO) gave USD the early advantage before Michigan State came back to win the match 3-1. Forster killed 26 in the loss and teammate Lindsey Sherburne (Saratoga, CA) handed out 54 assists.
Wyoming 3, Gonzaga 0
Abby Cullen and Christina Davis each finished with 10 kills on Saturday night but it was not enough to lift the Gonzaga Bulldogs (2-10) to victory as they fell in three games to the Wyoming CowGirls (10-4). With the 30-22, 32-30, 30-21 victory, Wyoming takes home second place at the Wingate Inn-vitational while the Bulldogs finish third at the event after posting a 1-2 weekend record. Gonzaga will stop over in Missoula on Monday afternoon for a match against Montana prior to returning to Spokane late Monday night. Cullen and Davis were the only Bulldogs attackers to be clicking on the night with 10 kills each as setter Emilee Gihring passed out 34 assists on Gonzaga's 40 kills. Heather Signor had 14 digs for Gonzaga to move her career total to 1,017 and move into seventh place on the Gonzaga all-time charts. Signor had become the 8th Gonzaga player to eclipse the 1,000 dig barrier during Saturday morning's loss to Montana State. Gonzaga's best attacking game of the night was in the game two loss as they out hit Wyoming with a .356 to .326 attack percentage and 22-19 kill advantage.