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Nov 26 - Portland falls to Oregon St

Oregon St. 3, Portland 1
The University of Portland women's volleyball team honored its two seniors Anna Abatzoglou and Carlie Price in the match-up with in-state rival Oregon State. The Pilots ended their season with a 3-1 (30-25, 30-21, 26-30, 30-26) loss to the Beavers on Tues., Nov. 26 at the Chiles Center. Portland ends the year with a 15-15 overall, 4-10 in the WCC. OSU improves to 8-20 on the season and 2-16 in Pac-10 play.

Portland saw four players with double-figure kills. Sara Vercruyssen led the team with 16 kills and a .227 hitting percentage, along with 10 digs. Lauren Karpstein tallied 15 kills and 10 digs, while Heather Denison notched 11 kills. Senior Anna Abatzoglou had a great night with 10 kills and a season-best .588 hitting percentage. Sheena Surplus posted 53 assists on the night and senior Carlie Price led all players with 24 digs. Ali Boaz added a career-high 16 digs in the effort. As a team, Portland out-hit the Beavers .287 to .244 and added 8.5 total team blocks.

Megan McMillan led all players with 20 kills and a .405 hitting percentage, along with 13 digs. Karah Rhoades and Michele Solomon each tallied 14 kills, while Allison Lawrence added 11 kills and 12 digs. Laura Collins dished out 58 assists and 15 digs on the night.

Stanford 3, Santa Clara 0
The 13th-ranked Santa Clara University women's volleyball squad dropped its regular-season finale to fourth-ranked Stanford Tuesday night by a score of 3-0 (30-26, 30-21, 30-21). The sweep was only the third time all season that the Broncos have lost in three, all of which have come to teams currently in the top-10 in the country.

Potter ended the match with 19 kills on 36 attempts for a .389 hitting percentage while her 10 digs were a match-high. Kelli Sousa posted 42 assists in the match.

Nnamani's 19 kills were a match-high while Logan Tom posted 16 kills and a .500 hitting percentage. Anna Robinson's 46 assists and eight digs were both team highs for the Cardinal.

Cal 3, USF 0
Junior outside hitter Brittanie Budinger tallied 12 kills to finish the 2002 season with 503, becoming the first player in program history to surpass 500 and the best in single-season history. Budinger's efforts were not enough to lift USF to their first win against Cal, as the Dons fell to the Golden Bears 3-0 (30-13, 30-13, 30-20) in non-conference volleyball action Tuesday at Haas Pavilion in the regular season finale for both teams.

USF (6-25) could not get rolling offensively and hit a meager .091, while Cal (19-11) hit at an impressive .406 for the contest. Cal finishes the regular season with their best record since 1989.

Budinger was the only Don to record double-digit kills, and added 11 digs for her 18th double-double of the season. Freshman setter Kristina Bognar had five kills on eight swings for an impressive .625 attack percentage to go along with nine digs, but no one else was close.

Budinger shattered the single-season kills record set by USF Hall-of-Famer Melanie Kaiser (1988-1991), who pounded 451 in 1990. Budinger now has 961 career kills, good for seventh place on the career record books. Kaiser holds the all-time record with 1,468.