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November 2-In a packed weekend of WCC volleyball action, Portland, Pepperdine, Santa Clara and Saint Mary's all registered big conference wins

Portland 3, LMU 1
The University of Portland women's volleyball team defeated Loyola Marymount for the first time since 1991, in four games, 31-29, 30-32, 30-24, 33-31 at the Chiles Center in Portland, OR on Sat., Nov. 2. Portland improves to 14-10 overall, 3-6 in the WCC. The Lions drop to 14-8 on the season and 5-4 in WCC play.

For the Pilots, freshman Sara Vercruyssen recorded a career-high 24 kills and hit for .378, along with nine digs in the match. Heather Denison tallied 19 kills and a .250 hitting percentage, while Lauren Karpstein notched a career-high 16 kills for a .350 hitting percentage and 14 digs. LMU??s Kealani Kimball recorded 18 kills and a .317 hitting percentage, while teammate Tiana Newsome tallied 17 kills for a .571 hitting percentage and four block assists. Kristen Gallup added 13 kills in the match and Laura Gustorf notched 15 digs. Megan Wooton and Courtney Chai combined for 55 assists in the match. The Lions hit for .265 on the night and added 6.0 total team blocks.

Pepperdine 3, Gonzaga 0
Pepperdine University (16-6, 9-0 WCC) connected for a .388 attack percentage Saturday night as the No. 10-ranked Waves rolled over host Gonzaga (4-19, 2-7 WCC) in West Coast Conference action at Martin Centre. The Waves won 30-19, 30-23 and 30-11.

Katie Wilkins led three Pepperdine players into double-digit kills as she finished with a match-high 15 kills on a .448 attacking night. Brie Harris and Stacey Rouwenhorst followed Wilkins with 12 and 10 kills each. Wilkins was also the only player to reach double-digit digs as she finished with 15. Gonzga was led by Christina Davis with nine kills and the Bulldogs registered only 33 kills compared to the 58 kills for Pepperdine. Abby Cullen followed with eight kills and Heather Signor had her consecutive double-digit digs match streak snapped at seven as she finished with only seven digs. Natasha Kozen led the Bulldogs with nine digs.

Santa Clara 3, San Diego 1
The 12th-ranked Santa Clara women's volleyball team is starting to draw a lot of attention as the University of San Diego drew a season-high 1,009 fans for Saturday night's match inside the Jenny Craig Pavillion. Much to the dismay of the home crowd the Broncos spoiled their evening as they rolled to a 3-1 victory, improving to 20-3 overall and 8-1 in West Coast conference play.

Junior Becky Potter led the Bronco offensive attack with 21 kills on the night while freshman Cassie Perret added 17. Fellow freshman Alyssa Lantz continued her good play with 12 kills on a .333 hitting percentage. Junior Kelli Sousa directed the SCU offense with her 52 assists on the night while adding six kills and five digs in the win. Potter posted a team-high 14 digs while Chrissy Hirsch added 13 and Megan Johnston chipped in 12. The Toreros had three players reach double figures in kills, led by senior teammates Debra Robertson and Noel Frohman who combined for 33 on the night with sophomore Devon Forster adding a team-high 19 of her own. Freshman setter Lindsey Sherburne totaled a match-best 53 assists and sophomore Kristen Hurst had 14 digs.

Saint Mary's 3, USF 1
The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team defeated the University of San Francisco, 3-1, for the second time this season. Individual game scores were 28-30, 30-22, 30-27, and 30-16. With the win the Gaels improved to 6-15 overall and 3-6 in West Coast Conference play. The Lady Dons fell to 4-20 overall and 0-8 in the WCC.

Leading the Gaels was Lindsey Bogason who posted 19 kills, hitting .304 in the match, while also scoring 11 block assists and nine digs. Stacey O'Connor posted a match-high 12 block assists and also hit a match-high .467, posting eight kills in fifteen attempts while committing only one error. Brooke Lowry posted a double-double with a match-high 45 assists and a team-high 16 digs. The Lady Dons were led by Brittanie Budinger who posted a match-high 20 kills and 16 digs. Caroline Skacel posted a match-high 18 digs and 12 kills, while Kristina Bognar contributed 41 assists.