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Santa Clara, Saint Mary's, and San Diego all win on the road Pepperdine sweeps San Francisco at home

Santa Clara 3, LMU 2
Despite winning the opening game for the second time this season against No. 11 Santa Clara, Loyola Marymount University lost its seventh straight to the Broncos, 3-2 by scores of 29-31, 30-21, 32-34, 30-27, 15-12. The Lions drop to 15-10 overall, 6-6 in the West Coast Conference, while the Broncos upped their mark to 23-5, 11-2 in the league in front of 250 fans.

Kristen Gallup posted a team-high 25 kills in her final game in Gersten Pavilion, while coming up with 16 digs. Jody Carlson added 20 kills, while Look had 16. Liz Samson had a team-high 18 digs. In just her second start of the season, Courtney Chai dished out 63 assists. In her last two matches, 115 assists. Chai and Kealani Kimball also had 16 digs.

Becky Potter had a match-high 34 kills, while Lantz added 19 for Santa Clara. Senior Cindy Hirsh had a match-high 29 digs, while Kelli Sousa had an outstanding 70 assists.

Saint Mary's 3, Gonzaga 1
Saint Mary's College (8-17, 5-7 WCC) rallied from a one-game deficit on Saturday night to defeat the host Gonzaga Bulldogs (4-23, 2-11 WCC) during the Bulldogs final home match of the 2002 season. Saint Mary's won the match in four games 25-30, 30-18, 30-15, 30-27. Gonzaga will conclude its regular season schedule next Saturday night at Portland.

Lindsey Bogason led all players with 23 kills while Jill Parmele and Rachel Avilla each added 15 kills. The Gaels finished with a .270 team attack percentage. Bogason also finished with six blocks, Stacy O'Connor added seven blocks.

Gonzaga was led by Abby Cullen with 16 kills and six blocks. Christina Davis added 10 kills and Heather Signor finished with 11 digs.

San Diego 3, Portland 0
The University of Portland women's volleyball team honored breast cancer survivors tonight at the Chiles Center in a match-up with No. 25 ranked San Diego. The Pilots gave a full effort to pull out a win, but went down, 3-0 (30-26, 30-19, 30-19). Portland falls to 14-14 overall, 3-10 in the WCC. The Toreros improve to 24-6 on the season and 9-3 in WCC play.

Portland??s Monique Kettler tallied 11 kills and hit for .381, along with two service aces. Heather Denison recorded seven kills for a .294 hitting percentage, while teammate Carlie Price led the team with 13 digs. Sheena Surplus posted 31 assists in the match. As a team, Portland posted a .144 hitting percentage on the night.

Noel Frohman finished with 15 kills and nine digs for the Toreros, while teammate Debra Robertson notched 13 kills. Devon Forster tallied 12 kills and 13 digs on the night. San Diego hit for .363 as a team and added 5.0 total team blocks.

Pepperdine 3, USF 0
Senior middle blocker Stacy Rouwenhorst registered match-high totals of 16 kills and six blocks on Saturday night and No. 9 ranked Pepperdine rolled to a 30-14, 30-23, 30-25 win over visiting San Francisco in a West Coast Conference (WCC) match played at Firestone Fieldhouse.

Junior outside hitter Katie Wilkins added 10 kills, eight digs and two blocks, as Pepperdine won its 12th consecutive match and improved to 21-6 overall and remained unbeaten in league play with a 12-0 mark.

San Francisco, 6-23 overall and 2-11 in WCC play, was led by junior outside hitter Brittanie Budinger with a team-best total of 12 kills. Junior outside hitter Caroline Skacel added 10 kills for the Lady Dons.

Pepperdine recorded a .410 team attack percentage and held San Francisco to a .155 team hitting mark.

The match marked the final regular season homecourt appearance for two Pepperdine seniors--setter Paola Rodriguez and Rouwenhorst.

Rodriguez registered four kills and six digs to compliment 43 setting assists.