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Oct 31- All eight WCC teams took the court once again to begin the second half of conference play

lt;bgt;Pictured:lt;/bgt;lt;igt; Santa Clara's Becky Potter recorded match-highs with 1 kills and 1 digs in the Broncos sweep of Portland.lt;/igt; lt;pgt; Oct 31- All eight WCC teams took the court once again to begin the second half of conference play. LMU won a five game thriller at San Francisco, while Pepperdine swept Saint Mary's in Moraga. Santa Clara swept visiting Portland and San Diego swept Gonzaga, giving coach Jennifer Petrie her 100th win. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;San Diego 3, Gonzaga 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; Fifth-year San Diego Head Coach Jennifer Petrie earned her 100th career coaching victory Halloween night as the host Toreros swept Gonzaga at USD's Jenny Craig Pavilion. The Toreros, ranked 18th nationally in the latest USA Today/AVCA Top-, breezed to their eighth consecutive home win. San Diego (16-6; -3 WCC) hit .31 collectively in game two, breezing past Gonzaga (3-1; 0-8 WCC) by individual game scores of (30-, 30-16, 30-4). lt;pgt; Torero junior Devon Forster (Boulder, CO) continued her stellar play, turning in a match-best 19 kills during the sweep. Forster also added eight digs. Sophomore setter Lindsey Sherburne (Saratoga, CA) handed out 41 assists. Junior right side hitter Kristen Hurst (Bakersfield, CA) put down the match-clinching point for USD to finish with a total of 1 kills. San Diego freshman standout Ryan Maspero (San Antonio, TX) contributed 10 kills. lt;pgt; The Zags were led by 1 kills from senior Abby Cullen (Chelan, WA). No other Bulldog player reached the double-digit kill mark. The loss to USD marked the 19th consecutive time Gonzaga has been defeated by thee Toreros. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;Pepperdine 3, Saint Mary's 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team lost a heartbreaking match to No. -ranked Pepperdine by the final score of 3-0. Game scores of the Waves victory over the Gaels were 31-9, 30-, and 30-7. With the loss Saint Mary's fell to 16-10 overall on the season and -6 in WCC play, while Pepperdine improves to 18- on the season an a perfect 8-0 in WCC action. lt;pgt; In every game the Gaels consistently challenged the Waves both offensively and defensively. Unfortunately, Pepperdine exhibited a balanced attack and unified defense that eventually outlasted the Gaels. The Waves were pushed to the limit in game one by the Gaels as Saint Mary's led 3-0. However, Pepperdine countered Saint Mary's attack with a solid defense and eventually claimed game one by a score of 31-9. In game two, Saint Mary's struggled to a .107 hitting percentage, while the Waves produced a game two hitting percentage of .60. In game three, the Gaels showed tremendous heart by coming back from several points down (14-18), but were ultimately defeated by the Waves in a close game 30-7. lt;pgt; Leading the offensive attack on the evening for Saint Mary's was Jill Parmele. The senior from Acampo, CA totaled a match-high 16 kills against the Waves. Parmele also recorded nine digs, three block assists, and one assists. For the match, the senior finished with .9 hitting percentage to lead the Gaels. Also contributing for the Gaels was sophomore Kaui Salzman. The outside hitter was second on the team with a total of 10 kills and also posted eight digs and two block assists. lt;pgt; Pepperdine was assisted by a total of five players who recorded a double-double. Highlighting the Waces was kaite Wilkins who recorded a total of 11 kills and 11 digs on the match. Setter Melissa Mehlhorn also posted a solid match with a double-double in assists and digs. Mehlhorn totaled 4 assists and 13 digs on the match for the Waves. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;Santa Clara 3, Portland 0lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The 1th-ranked Santa Clara University women's volleyball team swept the University of Portland by a 3-0 score Friday night in West Coast Conference action at the Leavey Center. With the win the Broncos improve to 1-8 overall and 6- in WCC play while the Pilots fall to 11-1 overall and 1-7 in league matches. lt;pgt; Sophomore Cassie Perret's .647 hitting percentage paced the Broncos as her 11 kills came on only 17 attempts while she made no hitting errors on the night. All-American Becky Potter recorded match-highs in both kills and digs with her 1 and 1, respectively, whileToni Muratore chipped in with 10 kills. lt;pgt; Senior setter Kelli Sousa directed the offense with her 39 assists in the three games, while the match marked the 16th time this season that Sousa has spread the ball around enough that three Broncos reached double-digits in kills. lt;pgt; Santa Clara's block also added to the victory as the 16 block assists and two solo blocks led to 10 SCU points and limited the Pilots to a .080 hitting percentage for the match. Becky Biniek led the way with six block assists while Perret added five and Muratore notched two solo blocks and three block assists. lt;pgt; Heather Denison was the only Portland player to reach double-digit kills with her 1 that came with a .49 hitting percentage. No other UP player managed to hit above .00 in the match. lt;pgt; Sheena Surplus had 7 assists and was tied for the team lead in digs on the night with nine, joining libero Ali Boaz in the loss for the Pilots. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;LMU 3, San Francisco lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; No. 13 Loyola Marymount (-3, 7-1 WCC) completed the WCC series sweep against previously-ranked San Francisco (19-, 3- WCC) Friday evening, winning 3- (7-30, 30-4, 18-30, 30-6, 1-7) on the road. The victory extends the Lions' winning streak to five matches. lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;LMU jumped to an early 6- lead after scoring four consecutive points. But the Dons tied the game at 7-7 and never trailed again, taking advantage of a .40 team hitting percentage to take game one 7-30. lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Game two saw the Lions hold San Francisco to a .044 hitting percentage. The teams traded advantages early, with the score being tied nine times. But LMU broke open a 1-1 tie game and erupted for a 1- run to even the contest a one game apiece. lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;San Francisco responded by building a 0-11 advantage in game three and would not let go, taking the game 18-30. lt;pgt; But the Lions fought to force a deciding game five, as two late-game kills by junior Kelli Nerison helped ensure the fourth game victory 30-6. lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;LMU used a four point run to take the 10-4 lead in the fifth game. The Lions went on to win the deciding game 1-7 to improve to 7-1 in West Coast Conference action. lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;13;Friday's win ensured the Lions' victory in San Francisco for the ninth consecutive year. Nerison led the Lions with 19 kills, seven blocks, and a match-high .378 hitting percentage. Sandy Krone and Kealani Kimball each added double-double performances for LMU. lt;pgt; lt;Pgt;