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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 play above .500. However, Portland and Santa Clara, who finished just short of that, closed out the non-conference season with two consecutive wins.

  • San Diego and Pepperdine still remain ranked in the AVCA Top 25 Coaches Poll at No. 16 and 19, respectively. The Toreros went undefeated in non-conference play (13-0, the best start in program history). Pepperdine is currently 6-5 after a tough non-conference schedule.

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

  • After starting out the season with three losses, the San Francisco Dons have come back to put together eight wins over 10 matches to bring their non-conference record to 8-5. The Dons have recently swept four of their last five opponents, 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 all WCC matches scheduled for Thursday and Saturday.

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