No. 14 Volleyball Sweeps San Francisco
Oct. 17, 2003
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The 14th-ranked Santa Clara University women's volleyball team swept the University of San Francisco Friday night in the Leavey Center on the SCU campus. With the win the Broncos improve to 13-6 overall and 4-0 in the West Coast Conference while dropping the Dons to 17-3 overall and 2-3 in league play.
Sophomore Cassie Perret led the Broncos on the evening with her 15 kills and 10 digs, both of which were tied for match-highs. Fellow sophomore Toni Muratore added 14 kills while seniors Becky Potter and Becky Biniek combined for 13 kills, 13 digs and 10 total blocks.
Senior setter Kelli Sousa directed the SCU offense with her 43 assists while also doing her part defensively, chipping in with 10 digs and two block assists.
Santa Clara dominated the match at the net, registering 14 more block assists on the evening for seven more total team blocks. The Broncos also forced USF into 26 attack errors on only 123 attempts, giving them a .138 hitting percentage for the night while the Broncos hit a respectable .283 in the match.
Brittanie Budinger notched 15 kills on the night and a .290 hitting percentage to go along with seven digs while Caroline Skacel chipped in with 11 kills and 10 digs. April Scoggin had 36 assists in the match but her three ball handling errors came at inopportune times for the Dons.
The match marked the 27th-straight victory for SCU over San Francisco, and the 47 victory against only four defeats in the 28-year history of the series. Additionally, Santa Clara became the first team all season to sweep the Dons, as USF had taken one game off both Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount in their previous two losses.
Santa Clara returns to the court Saturday night for a match against Bay Area foe, Saint Mary's, in another key WCC matchup. Game time is slated for 7 p.m. in the Leavey Center.