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San Francisco Upsets No. 18 San Diego in 3-0 Sweep

Sept. 27, 2011

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- West Coast Conference women's volleyball continue conference play this week on Thursday, September 29. Four matches will take place that evening along with one non-conference match, while four more WCC contests are scheduled for Saturday.


  • San Francisco began conference play with a solid 2-0start after snapping San Diego's 13-match win streak witha 3-0 upset and rolling past Saint Mary's, 3-1, on the road.

  • Freshman opposite hitter Vendula Strakova averaged ateam-high 4.57 kills on .247 hitting on the weekend. Thenative of Brno, Czech Republic tallied match-high 13 killson .323 hitting in USF's sweep of the Toreros and added agame-high 19 kills with 13 digs at Saint Mary's.

  • San Diego's Katie Hoekman leads the conference in hittingpercentage with a .409 this season. In conference play alone,BYU's Jennifer Hamson tops the list with a .550 clip, whileHoekman lands in second with a .525 average.

  • LMU's win over Portland was the Lions' first match togo five sets this year. With the win, LMU swept a pair ofmatches to conclude an 11-match road trip. Senior JasmineRankins led the Lions with 17 kills on 45 attacks for a .378hitting percentage.

  • LMU's match on October 29th will be the Centennial Match. Read more about the campaign here.

  • San Diego and Pepperdine still remain ranked in theAVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll at No. 18 and 19, respectively.

  • Entering the second week of conference play, October 1stmarks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. All nineteams will host "DigPink" matches throughout the monthto promote breast cancer education and donations for theSide-Out Foundation and other local organizations.

  • Pepperdine's Kim Hill Named WCC Women's Volleyball Player of the Week (full release)