Women's Volleyball

No. 13 LMU Completes Sweep of San Francisco

Junior Kelli Nerison posts 19 kills and seven blocks in the win over San Francisco Friday evening.
Junior Kelli Nerison posts 19 kills and seven blocks in the win over San Francisco Friday evening.

Oct. 31, 2003

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San Francisco, Calif. - No. 13 Loyola Marymount (22-3, 7-1 WCC) completed the WCC series sweep against previously-ranked San Francisco (19-5, 3-5 WCC) Friday evening, winning 3-2 (27-30, 30-24, 18-30, 30-26, 15-7) on the road. The victory extends the Lions' winning streak to five matches.

LMU jumped to an early 6-2 lead after scoring four consecutive points. But the Dons tied the game at 7-7 and never trailed again, taking advantage of a .450 team hitting percentage to take game one 27-30.

Game two saw the Lions hold San Francisco to a .044 hitting percentage. The teams traded advantages early, with the score being tied nine times. But LMU broke open a 12-12 tie game and erupted for a 12-2 run to even the contest a one game apiece.

San Francisco responded by building a 20-11 advantage in game three and would not let go, taking the game 18-30.

But the Lions fought to force a deciding game five, as two late-game kills by junior Kelli Nerison helped ensure the fourth game victory 30-26.

LMU used a four point run to take the 10-4 lead in the fifth game. The Lions went on to win the deciding game 15-7 to improve to 7-1 in West Coast Conference action.

Friday's win ensured the Lions' victory in San Francisco for the ninth consecutive year. Nerison led the Lions with 19 kills, seven blocks, and a match-high .378 hitting percentage. Sandy Krone and Kealani Kimball each added double-double performances for LMU.

The Lions will take on Saint Mary's Saturday evening in Moraga at 7:00 p.m. LMU won the first meeting 3-2 at the WCC opener for both teams on October 3rd in Gersten Pavilion.

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