Nov. 7, 2000
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The 16th-ranked Santa Clara women's volleyball team swept Pac-10 opponent and Bay Area rival California in straight games in non-conference action tonight at the Pat Malley Center.
Santa Clara only allowed 13 points to the Bears in its 15-10, 15-1, 15-2 victory, marking the least points given to any team this season.
The Broncos improve to 22-3 on the year, while the Bears fall to 10-13. Santa Clara has now surpassed its 1999 season win total and--with five matches left on the schedule--is four victories away from matching the program's best mark for wins in a season, set by the 1991 squad.
Down 3-4 in the first frame, Santa Clara saw four of Brook Terhune's six blocks on the night right in a row to give the Broncos a 7-4 lead. Santa Clara held on for a 15-10 win and then dominated games two and three, hitting .583 and .417 to .036 and .086 for the Bears.
Senior Amy Kohl led Santa Clara with 11 kills, followed by freshman Becky Potter with 10. California's Gabrielle Abernathy led the Bears with 11 kills. Defensively for the Broncos, senior Ynez Carrasco posted 12 digs and junior Jami Bari added 11.
The Broncos return to West Coast Conference action this weekend, traveling for a match at San Diego on Friday, Nov. 10 and at Saint Mary's on Saturday, Nov. 11. Both matches will begin at 7 p.m. at their respective venues. Santa Clara swept both teams earlier in the season.
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No. 16 Santa Clara def. California 15-10, 15-1, 15-2