With the win, Santa Clara secures no worse than a share of second place in the WCC final standings for the 2001 campaign. San Francisco entered the night tied with Gonzaga for a share of fifth place in the standings, but a Gonzaga home win against Portland propels the Bulldogs into fifth place and sends USF into sixth place.
Santa Clara got a match-high 14 kills on .375 hitting from freshman middle blocker Toni Muratore, while senior outside hitter Jami Bari added 12 kills, hitting at a .346 clip. Freshman outside hitter Megan Johnston chipped in 10 kills for the balanced Bronco attack while setter Kelli Sousa dished out 46 assists.
Sophomore outside hitter Brittanie Budinger recorded eight kills, while senior middle blocker Nikki Stover added five kills to go along with a career-high equaling seven blocks for the Dons.