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Oct 27 -- Thanks to the hot hand of sophomore Kealani Kimball and her team-high 15 kills, the Loyola Marymount University women's volleyball team extended their winning streak to four matches with a 3-0 victory over

Oct. 27 -- Thanks to the hot hand of sophomore Kealani Kimball and her team-high 15 kills, the Loyola Marymount University women's volleyball team extended their winning streak to four matches with a 3-0 victory over the University of Portland in a West Coast Conference match on Saturday night at Gersten Pavilion.

Kimball finished the game with 11 digs, giving her 26 kills and 21 digs in the Lions' two wins this weekend. She finished hitting .468 to help the Lions win their fourth in a row and improve to 12-7 overall and 6-3 in the WCC.

The Lions took both game one and game two 30-22. However, game three was a marathon with neither team taking a two-point lead until the very end of the game. The game was tied 20 times and Portland finally seemed to take advantage when they took a two-point advantage at 26-24.

Freshman Dina Debernardi took over the game at that point, scoring the Lions next four points on kills to give them their first two-point lead of the game at 28-26. Debernardi finished with 12 kills on a hitting percentage of .385.

The Pilots were not finished, as they took the next three points and were serving for the game at 29-28. Kimball put down her final kill of the game to give the Lions back the serve and tie the game at 29-29. After two hitting errors by the Pilots (4-14, 1-8), the Lions had won the game 31-29 and the match.