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WCC Volleyball Begins Conference Play on Thursday

Sept. 20, 2011

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- West Coast Conference women's volleyball will start conference play this week on Thursday, September 22. Four matches will take place that evening, while four more are scheduled for Saturday.

QUICK HITS

  • Seven of nine WCC teams finished non-conference playabove .500. However, Portland and Santa Clara, who finishedjust short of that, closed out the non-conferenceseason with two consecutive wins.

  • San Diego and Pepperdine still remain ranked in the AVCATop 25 Coaches Poll at No. 16 and 19, respectively. TheToreros went undefeated in non-conference play (13-0,the best start in program history). Pepperdine is currently6-5 after a tough non-conference schedule.

  • BYU's 10-match win streak was broken by a 3-1 loss to CalState Fullerton on the road. However, the Cougars cameback to win the following day at Cal State Northridge, 3-1,behind Jennifer Hamson's second double-double of theweekend. Hamson threw down 16 kills and 13 digs againstCSUN and still leads the conference in kills with 202 thisseason.

  • After starting out the season with three losses, the SanFrancisco Dons have come back to put together eight winsover 10 matches to bring their non-conference record to8-5. The Dons have recently swept four of their last fiveopponents, including Cal Poly, UNLV and Fresno State.

  • Conference play begins this Thursday at 6:00 PM PT,featured by a showdown between Saint Mary's and BYU,televised on BYUtv. Check out the upcoming schedule for allWCC matches scheduled for Thursday and Saturday.

  • USD's Chloe Ferrari Named WCC Women's Volleyball Player of the Week (full release)