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Nov - Two WCC volleyball squads concluded their seasons on Tuesday as Pepperdine dropped crosstown rival UCLA in five games and Santa Clara fell to Stanford 3-1

lt;bgt;Pictured:lt;/bgt;lt;igt; Melissa Mehlhorn had 8 set assists and grabbed 1 digs in Pepperdine's win.lt;/igt; lt;pgt; Nov - Two WCC volleyball squads concluded their seasons on Tuesday as Pepperdine dropped crosstown rival UCLA in five games and Santa Clara fell to Stanford 3-1. Both teams will wait to hear their NCAA Championship destination this Sunday, November 9 at :00 p.m. Pacific on ESPNNews. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;Pepperdine 3, UCLA lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; Rival Los Angeles fans jammed packed Firestone Fieldhouse on Tuesday night as they watched the No. 4 Pepperdine Waves and No. 7 UCLA Bruins take stage in what resulted in one of the most spectacular showdowns in college volleyball this season. In the end, behind four double-double performances, the Waves rallied in the fifth game and claimed their 3rd consecutive victory this season after thumping UCLA, 3-. Pepperdine recorded its longest match of the season at hours and minutes and broke the all-time single match points record with 104 total. The previous record was 7 points, held since the 1994 season. lt;pgt; The scores of the games were: 3-34, 30-18, 3-34, 30-0, and 1-7. lt;pgt; The Bruins became the eleventh Top opponent the Waves have throttled this season in route to a - overall record. Meanwhile, UCLA falls to 1-8 overall. lt;pgt; In a complete team effort, Pepperdine produced a different all-star in each game. Overall the team hit .338 percent versus UCLA's .19 percent. The Waves completed a season-high 84 kills and three Waves hit over .400 percent: Sophia Milo slammed-down a career-high 18 kills for a .433 clip, Breegan Mulligan finished with a .43 hitting percentage (11-6), and Lyndsey Hache' completed 13 kills off of 9 attempts for a respectable .414 percent. lt;pgt; Katy Daly guided her team on a record-breaking night for the sophomore All-WCC player after registering 17 digs and a career and match-best 3 digs. Katie Wilkins notched a team-high kills, three service aces, and a match-high 7.0 points. At libero, Christina Hinds tallied 1 digs while Melissa Mehlhorn treated her attackers to 8 set assists, and grabbed 1 digs and four blocks. Milo tied a career-high eight blocks, including three block solos. lt;pgt; "I tell my team to play at match like you're running a marathon," said head coach, Nina Matthies. "I think UCLA came out sprinting and going into the second game I reminded my players to stay calm, relax, and do the little things. I said pace yourself and all the small things will make the big picture come together. Everyone is going to make errors in the game; it's how you pick yourself up afterwards that distinguishes how good a player really is." lt;pgt; "I envy the drive and passion our team has right now," commented Matthies. "You can look in their eyes and see how much they want to win. I love the fact that we have a complete team that is consistent every match. Tonight, we had many stars and it was a great ending to our regular season." lt;pgt; For the Bruins, Brynn Murphy paced her team with 3 kills and Chrissie Zartman accounted for digs. lt;pgt; Pepperdine out-blocked UCLA 16 to 6 and out-scored them 104 points to 89. lt;pgt; lt;bgt;Stanford 3, Santa Clara 1lt;/bgt;lt;brgt; The 13th-ranked Santa Clara University women's volleyball team dropped its 003 regular season finale to No. 6 Stanford by a 3-1 score Friday night in the Leavey Center. Game scores were 4-30, 30-, 30- and 30-. lt;pgt; With the win the Cardinal improve to -6 overall while dropping SCU to 0-10 on the season. The match was the Broncos' third-straight against a ranked opponent as they went five games against No. 4 Pepperdine and No. 16 Loyola Marymount over the weekend in the Leavey Center. lt;pgt; Santa Clara came out energized in game one and caught Stanford a little off guard, jumping out to leads of 4-0 and 11-4, forcing the Cardinal to call a timeout. From there Stanford tightened the reigns a bit and narrowed the SCU lead down to 4-1 but could get no closer as the Broncos pulled away for a 30-4 win in game one. lt;pgt; Game two was the complete opposite as Stanford rushed out to an early five point lead before Santa Clara battled back to close the gap to two at 16-14. The Cardinal took advantage of the Broncos' tired legs and pressed forward for a five point lead at match point. A Becky Potter kill extended the match until a service error on the very next play gave Stanford game two. lt;pgt; Games three and four were dominated by Stanford whose block got big in the final two games. After the first two games the teams were dead even at eight apiece, but seven Cardinal blocks over the next two games compared to none for the Broncos made the difference. Stanford won the final two games by eight points each. lt;pgt; SCU was led on the evening by Potter's 0 kills while Toni Muratore added 17 and Becky Biniek chipped in with 1. Kelli Sousa had a match-high 7 assists on the evening to go along with her 1 digs. Kristen Luxton had 14 digs in the loss. lt;pgt; Stanford was led by Ogonna Nnamani's match-high kills that came on a .36 hitting percentage. Kristin Richard added 19 kills and 14 digs in the win to go along with Nnmani's 13 digs. Sara Dukes and Jennifer Harvey led the Cardinal at the net, combining for 1 total blocks between the two. lt;pgt; Santa Clara will now await word on its postseason fate as the brackets for the NCAA Tournament will be announced live on ESPNews at p.m. on Sunday, November 30. The Broncos are almost assured of a spot in the postseason with their top-1 ranking and 0-wins, combined with an 11-3 record in one of the toughest conferences in the country. lt;Pgt;