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WCC Vollebyall Weekly Notes

Oct. 23, 2007

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WCC Player of the Week
SCU's Krista Kelley Earns Weekly Honor

Krista Kelley became the first Bronco this season to join the 20-20 Club after Santa Clara's 3-1 victory over Pepperdine. Kelley tallied a personal-best and match-high 27 kills and 21 digs against the Waves. The freshman outside hitter stayed strong with 14 kills in Saturday's 3-0 sweep of Loyola Marymount. Kelley racked up an impressive 41 kills and compiled a .319 hitting percentage on the week. The Sandy, Utah native led the Broncos for the week, with 5.86 kills and 4.00 digs per game. On the season, Kelley leads Santa Clara with 3.96 kills per game.

Upcoming Schedule

Oct. 25
*Saint Mary's at Portland - 7:00 PM

*Santa Clara at Gonzaga - 7:00 PM

Oct. 27

*San Diego at San Francisco - 1:00 PM

*Santa Clara at Portland - 1:00 PM

*Saint Mary's at Gonzaga - 5:00 PM

*Pepperdine at Loyola Marymount - 7:00 PM

*Conference Match

Team Notes

Gonzaga Bulldogs (15-8 / 3-4 WCC)

-The Zags posted a 1-1 record last weekened after a thrilling victory over San Francisco and dropping a hard-fought match to San Diego, both in five games.

-Senior Becky Jones collected her 11th double-double of the season with a match-high 20 kills and 22 digs against the Dons.

-Michelle Boevers added 15 kills, seven digs, one solo block and three block assists to the Bulldogs effort against San Francisco.

-Heather Dunn posted her 13th double-double of the season with 56 assists and 15 digs in the heartbreaking loss to the Toreros.

-This weekend, the Zags welcome Santa Clara (10/25) and Saint Mary's (10/27) to the Martin Centre.

Loyola Marymount (11-9 / 3-4 WCC)

-Loyola Marymount recorded a 1-1 weekend after a sweep of Saint Mary's and a loss to Santa Clara.

-Freshman Renee Horton tallied a match-high 42 assists for the Lions against Saint Mary's.

-Emily Day (18 kills, 16 digs) and Heather Hughes (16 kills, 13 digs) each posted a double-double in the Lions' sweep of the Gaels.

-Hughes and Day led the Lions' effort in the loss to the Broncos with 12 and 11 kills respectively.

-The Lions have a single match this weekend and will host WCC foe, the Pepperdine Waves (10/27).

Pepperdine Waves (12-7 / 4-3 WCC)

-Pepperdine went 0-2 last weekend after posting close losses to Santa Clara and Saint Mary's.

-The Waves put on a hitting display against the Broncos, with four players tallying double digit kills, but couldn't hold on and lost 1-3. Cassi Chamberlain had a season-high-tying 12 kills, Kayla Walker added 11 more, while Lecca Roberts and Julie Rubenstein chipped in 10 kills apiece.

-Kiah Fiers had 59 assists and a career-high 23 digs in the 2-3 loss to Saint Mary's.

-Pepperdine has had to play the last five matches without the team's second-leading hitter, Rachel Lumsden, who is out with a knee injury. The Waves are 2-3 without Lumsden.

-The Waves will travel across town to meet Loyola Marymount for a single match this week (10/27).

Portland Pilots (7-14 / 0-7 WCC)

-The Pilots fell to 7-14 overall after being swept by San Francisco and then-#16 ranked San Diego.

-Junior Jennifer Sheedy led Portland with nine kills on the night against the Toreros.

-Maria and Jessica Clemens each connected on six kills for the Pilots. Maria also had a team-high 13 digs .

-Senior Kara Pein had a team-high 20 assists. Pein ranks seventh in the WCC with 9.14 assists per game.

-Junior Ashley Grayson posted 13 kills in the loss to the Dons.

-The Pilots will host Saint Mary's (10/15) and Santa Clara (10/27) this weekend.

Saint Mary's Gaels (11-8 / 3-4 WCC)

-Saint Mary's fell to Loyola Marymount in three games, but rallied to defeat Pepperdine in a thrilling 3-2 match.

-Megan York posted a career-high 28 kills, 17 digs and three blocks in the Gaels' 3-2 victory over Pepperdine.

-Junior Taylor Groess tallied 18 kills and four blocks to help lead the Gaels against the Waves.

-Kapua Kamana'o took steady control over the Gaels offense, dishing out 68 assists in the win over Pepperdine.

-The Gaels travel to the Pacific Northwest this weekend to face Portland (10/25) and Gonzaga (10/27).

San Diego Toreros (16-5 / 6-1 WCC)

-The Toreros moved up to #12 in the polls after posting wins over Portland and Gonzaga.

-Laurel Abrahamson tied her career-high with 25 kills on 43 attempts to post a .372 attack percentage against Gonzaga.

-Amy DeGroot posted 16 kills and added in 12 digs for her 11th double-double of the season in the victory over the Bulldogs.

-Sophomore libero Andrea Csaszi recorded a match-best 27 digs to lead the Toreros to a .236 attack percentage against the Zags.

-The Toreros hope to continue in their winning ways and travel to San Francisco (10/27) for their only match this week.

San Francisco Dons (15-9 / 3-4 WCC)

-The Dons posted a 1-1 record last week, falling 2-3 to Gonzaga, but bouncing back to sweep Portland.

-Senior outside hitter Kristin Hasselberg and freshman opposite hitter Sarah Mandala each recorded a team-high 17 kills for the Dons in the loss to Gonzaga.

-Addie Webster chipped in 15 kills and eight digs, while junior middle blocker Carly Babin added 14 kills and five blocks to the Dons' effort against the Bulldogs.

-Junior setter Darcy Carroll turned in her third straight double-double performance with 29 assists, 10 digs and five kills in just two games against the Pilots.

-The Dons welcome the 12th-ranked San Diego Toreros to War Memorial Gym this weekend (10/27).

Santa Clara Broncos (14-9 / 6-1 WCC)

-The Broncos went 2-0 this weekend after edging Pepperdine 3-1 and sweeping Loyola Marymount.

-Junior Brittany Lowe registered her ninth double-double of the season, with 23 kills and 15 digs against the Waves. Lowe recorded her tenth double-double just two nights later against LMU with 17 kills and 11 digs.

-Senior setter Crystal Matich dished out a match-high 50 assists and compiled a match-best .667 hitting percentage against the Lions.

-The Broncos' match against Loyola Marymount was also their Dig For the Cure match. Although Santa Clara is still receiving donations for the cause, as of Saturday's game the team raised over $3,000. Next up the Broncos head north to face Gonzaga (10/25) and Portland (10/27).