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San Diego, Santa Clara, and Pepperdine all sweep opponents to pick up conference victories


The Loyola Marymount volleyball team fell 30-23, 30-22, 31-29 to San Diego, Friday night at Gersten Pavilion in front of 374 fans. The Toreros upped their record to 20-4, 5-1 in the West Coast Conference, while the Lions fell to 12-6, 3-3 in the league. The 20 wins for USD are tops in the WCC.

The Toreros controlled the action the opening two stanzas hitting .214 to LMU's .163. Noel Frohman had 14 kills in the first two games en route to a match-high 22, while coming up with 13 digs. Debra Robertson added 15 kills, while freshman Lindsey Sherburne had a match-high 48 assists.

Kristen Gallup tied Michelle Look for team honors with 11 kills. The duo added 28 digs, with Gallup coming up with a team-high 17. The Lions return to action tomorrow night when they host Saint Mary's in Gersten Pavilion at 7 p.m.

Pepperdine 3, Saint Mary's 0
Junior middle blocker Lyndsey Hache' and outside hitter Brie Harris each totaled 16 kills to lead No. 12 Pepperdine to a three-game sweep of visiting Saint Mary's in a West Coast Conference (WCC) match Friday night at Firestone Fieldhouse.

The Waves won by scores of 30-24, 30-28, 30-21 to improve to 13-6 overall and 6-0 in WCC play. Saint Mary's fell to 5-13 on the season and 2-4 in conference action.

Junior outside hitter Katie Wilkins totaled 15 kills and posted a .419 hitting percentage. Hache' hit .480 while Harris registered a .467 hitting percentage.

Junior outside hitter Jill Parmele led the Gaels with 12 kills, while sophomore outside hitter Lindsey Bogason totaled 11 kills.

Pepperdine returns to action Saturday night when it hosts San Diego at Firestone Fieldhouse beginning at 7 p.m.

Santa Clara 3, USF 0
The 14th-ranked Santa Clara University volleyball team took only 1 hour and 17 minutes to dispose of the University of San Francisco Friday night in the Leavey Center, winning the West Coast Conference match 3-0 to improve to 17-3 overall and 6-1 in conference play.

Junior Kelli Sousa directed the Bronco offense that hit .372 on the night as she posted 44 assists in the three games. She also registered a match-high 17 digs on the night to go with four kills on six attempts with only one error for a .500 hitting percentage.

Brittanie Budinger led the Dons on the night with 12 kills, while Kristina Bognar and Caroline Skacel each had 10 digs to lead the San Francisco defense.