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Nov 23 -- The 18th-ranked Santa Clara University volleyball team ended the regular season with a loss to Idaho tonight at the Leavey Center

Nov. 23 -- The 18th-ranked Santa Clara University volleyball team ended the regular season with a loss to Idaho tonight at the Leavey Center. Game scores were 30-26, 35-33, 30-20. The Broncos fall to 19-9 overall while the Vandals improve to 11-18.

The squads played evenly early through the first frame and were tied at 20-20. Two kills and a block by Idaho's Anna-Marie Hammond helped the Vandals to a 24-20 lead that the Broncos were unable to recover from. Senior outside hitter Jami Bari registered her 1,000th career kill to lessen the Bronco deficit to 22-25 in that frame. That milestone also makes the Bari only the fifth Bronco all time to notch 1,000 kills and 1,000 kills in a career. She reached the defensive marker two weeks ago against Pepperdine.

The two teams battled through game two and took a four-point lead at 18-14 on one of sophomore middle blocker Becky Potter's seven kills of the frame. Idaho's Megan Ogden, Brooke Haeberle and Heather Kniss each recorded a kill to stop a Bronco game point. The Vandals needed three game points of their own to take a 2-0 lead at intermission.

Santa Clara jumped to a 10-5 lead in the third game behind two service aces from freshman outside hitter Megan Johnston, but allowed Idaho to tie the game at 16 and take a 20-16 lead. A Vandal block-one of their 16 on the night-ended the match.

Haeberle and Potter led all attackers with 15 kills each, while the Bari added 14 and now has 1,008 in her career. She posted a team-leading 12th double-double of the season with 11 digs.

The Vandals were led defensively by Ogden's eight blocks. Kniss and Hammond added six each as Idaho held SCU to a .125 hitting percentage.