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Oct 13 -- The Loyola Marymount women's volleyball team dropped a 3-2 loss (24-30, 30-28, 30-22, 21-30, 15-13) in front of 273 at Albert Gersten Pavilion on Saturday night

Oct. 13 -- The Loyola Marymount women's volleyball team dropped a 3-2 loss (24-30, 30-28, 30-22, 21-30, 15-13) in front of 273 at Albert Gersten Pavilion on Saturday night. Junior Kristen Gallup led the Lions offensively with 24 kills on the night, two shy of her career-best 26. Teresa Russell led the Lady Dons on offense with a double-double 19 kills and 14 digs.

The Lions (8-7 Overall/2-3 WCC) took Game 1, 30-24, only to drop the next two games by scores of 30-28 and 30-22. San Francisco (8-7 Overall/3-3 WCC) held LMU to a .123 hitting percentage in Game 2 and .178 in Game 3. The Lions came back to tie the match at two games apiece though with a 30-21 win in Game 4. USF was determined to leave Southern California with a win as it pulled out a 15-13 victory in Game 5. The win marked only the second ever for the Lady Dons at Gersten Pavilion. The first came back in 1988 also by a 3-2 margin.

Along with her 24 kills, Gallup also collected 14 digs, earning her eighth double-double of the season. Junior Laura Gustorf was nearly unstoppable as she racked up a career-high 22 kills while also registering a team-leading .429 hitting clip. She also picked up her first double-double of the season tallying 17 digs. Kealani Kimball and sophomore Nicole Oehlman put up career dig totals against the Lady Dons. Kimball dug a career-best 17 balls while Oehlman's 19 were not only a career-high but also led the squad.

Amanda Willnerd (16 kills, 13 digs) and April Scoggin (10 kills, 15 digs) also earned double-doubles for USF. Caroline Skacel covered the floor for San Francisco defensively, she collected a game-high 21 digs on the night.