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Oct 19 -- The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team (3-13/0-6) wasdefeated by Pepperdine (11-2), 3-0, in a West coast Conference match onFriday at McKeon Pavilion

Oct. 19 -- The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team (3-13/0-6) was defeated by Pepperdine (11-2), 3-0, in a West coast Conference match on Friday at McKeon Pavilion.

The Pepperdine Waves controlled much of the game as they jumped out to a 1-0 lead by picking up a 30-19 win in game one. In that game, the Waves posted a .325 hitting percentage. The Waves continued to dominate posting wins in game two and three, 30-21 and 30-21, respectively. The Gaels showed some life pulling within 26-21 in game three, but were unable to perform a comeback.

Pacing the Gaels was junior outside hitter Rachel Avilla. Avilla had nine kills and a .250 hitting percentage to go along with eight digs. Carla Jo Vandenbark had a solid night as she recorded seven kills, four blocks, and a .222 hitting percentage. Setter Brooke Lowry had 25 assists and Meagan Smith had 10 digs.

Leading the way for the Waves was Katie Wilkins with 22 kills, nine digs and a .543 hitting percentage. Both Brie Harris and Lyndsey Hache had 11 kills while Hache posted a remarkable .786 hitting percentage. Setter Paola Rodriguez had 51 assists and Melissa Snow had 13 digs.