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In WCC Volleyball action on Friday, Santa Clara, Gonzaga, San Diego and Pepperdine all picked up victories

lt;bgt;Santa Clara 3, LMU 1lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The 14th-ranked Santa Clara University volleyball team overcame a tough start in game one en route to a 3-1 victory over Loyola Marymount Friday evening in the Leavey Center. The win gives the Broncos seven-straight overall and six-straight over LMU dating back to 1999.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Becky Potter led all players with 8 kills, 6 of which came in the first three games, while Kelli Sousa set a new career-high with her 7 assists on the evening. Cindy Hirsch also set a new career mark with her match-high 4 digs, with twin sister Chrissy Hirsch adding 16 digs on the evening.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Kristen Gallup led the offensive charge for LMU with her 17 kills while Kealani Kimball trailed closely behind with 16. Tiana Newsome rounded out the Lions in double-digit kills with 11, with Laura Gustorf posting a team-high 16 digs in the match.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;lt;bgt;Gonzaga 3, Saint Mary'slt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The Bulldogs (4-14, -3 WCC) won their second straight West Coast Conference match in five games over host Saint Mary's College (4-11, 1-4 WCC). The Bulldogs won the contest 30-8, 4-30, 0-30, 30-6 and 1-11.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Gonzaga was led on the night by Christina Davis who turned in a 19 kill performance and .31 attack percentage. Natasha Kozen hammed home 1 kills and Abby Cullen added 1 for the Bulldogs.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Lindsey Bogason led SMC with 16 kills while Meg Hauser and Stacey O'Connor each had 13. O'Connor also finished with nine block solos as she leads the WCC in blocking.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;lt;bgt;San Diego 3, Portland 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; USD defeated the Portland Pilots in three straight games (30-0, 30-1, 30-19). San Diego is now 18-4 on the season and improved their West Coast Conference mark to 3-1.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;San Diego middle-blocker Debra Robertson killed a match-high 1 and blocked seven and posted a .6 attack percentage. Freshman teammate Lindsey Sherburne passed out 44 assists and junior Brynne Young had 11 digs for the Toreros. USD will host Gonzaga on Saturday.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Portland (1-8, 1-4 WCC) played the Toreros to an 18 all tie in game one thanks to the defense of senior Carlie Price, who posted a match-best 1 digs. Junior attacker Heather Denison posted 10 kills for the Pilots. Portland will travel to Moraga for a Saturday night match with St. Mary's.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;lt;bgt;Pepperdine 3, USF 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; Junior outside hitter Katie Wilkins totaled a team-high 13 kills and 10 digs to lead 1 Pepperdine to a three-game sweep of host San Francisco. The Waves won by scores of 30-13, 30-19, 30-16.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Senior middle blocker Stacy Rouwenhorst also turned in a solid effort for Pepperdine as she registered 1 kills and posted a .409 hitting percentage.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Junior outside hitter Brittanie Budinger led the Dons with 13 kills.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Pepperdine concludes its Bay Area trip on Saturday when it travels to Santa Clara to battle the Broncos at the Leavey Center beginning at 7 p.m.lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;