Aug. 28, 2012
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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- West Coast Conference women's volleyball will continue on to its second week of play on Friday, August 31. For more information about WCC women's volleyball, please visit one of the above links.
QUICK HITSSanta Clara won four straight matches in Southern Illinois
to start off the season with a 4-0 run. The Broncos swept
Saint Louis and Western Illinois and defeated Montana State
and host SIUE by scores of 3-2 and 3-1, respectively.
BYU leads the conference in hitting percentage, assists
and kills after stringing together three impressive wins at
the Rice Invitational. The Cougars swept all of their opponents
over the weekend and were led by WCC Player of
the Week Jennifer Hamson, who was also named the Rice
Invitational MVP after leading the tournament in points per
set (5.50), kills per set (4.89) and hitting percentage (.528).
San Francisco finished second at the UniWyo Invitational,
as the Dons went 3-1 over the weekend, blanking their
last two opponents Seattle and Presbyterian. For their
efforts, sophomore Valentina Zaloznik and senior Jocelyn
Levig were named to the All-Tournament Team.
Pepperdine tallied its first win over a ranked opponent
this season with a 3-0 victory over then-No. 7 Illinois at the
Dayton Flyer Classic last Saturday. The Waves were led by
sophomore Samantha Cash's 14 kills.
Non-conference play continues with multiple matches on
Friday and Saturday of this week, highlighted by a matchup
between San Diego and Long Beach State. San Diego is
currently ranked No. 20 in the AVCA poll while Long Beach
State continues to receive votes.