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VB | Saint Mary's Travels To Pacific

Senior setter Mary Hernandez (center) has been one of the Gaels' leaders in assists this year.
Nov. 9, 2017

MORAGA, Calif. -- The Saint Mary's women's volleyball team will wrap up its final road trip of the 2017 season facing Pacific on Saturday before they return to McKeon Pavilion for its final home matches.

Nov. 11, Noon - Saint Mary's (7-17, 3-11 WCC) at Pacific (12-13, 7-7 WCC)

Saint Mary's fell to both nationally ranked San Diego and BYU, moving its record to 3-11 in the West Coast Conference. Three Gaels notched double-doubles against No. 10 BYU. Lindsey Knudsen had a team-high 10 kills and 14 digs. Alexsa "Crash" Parker tallied 19 assists and 12 digs, followed by Mary Hernandez with 16 assists and 11 digs. Alex O'Sullivan recorded double-digit blocks with a match-best 10. She also hit a match-high .429 with four kills. Sienna Young and Morgan Hughes led SMC in kills versus No. 13 San Diego with nine each. Parker posted another double-double with 16 assists and 10 digs.


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VB | Offense Carries Pacific Past Saint Mary's
The Saint Mary’s women’s volleyball team fell to Pacific on Saturday, as the Tigers controlled their offense with precise hitting and serving to earn a 3-1 (25-23, 25-17, 22-25, 25-21) West Coast Conference victory at McKeon Pavilion.

Pacific (12-13, 7-7 WCC) also fell to San Diego and BYU in three sets. The Tigers are 4-2 at the Alex G. Spanos Center. San Diego outhit the Tigers .337 to .106 on Saturday. BYU led the match hitting .272 to .159 on Thursday, and out-blocked the Tigers 14-6.

Emily Baptista leads the team with 3.66 kills per set (348 total). Ashlyn Fleming and Andie Shelton are also among the Tigers' kills leaders, Fleming with 233 (2.45 per set) and Shelton with 211 (2.22 per set). Fleming hits a team-best .337, and Shelton has a team-high 393 assists (4.14 per set). Defensive specialist Katrin Gotterba guides the team with 374 digs and 31 service aces.

Saint Mary's returns home for its final three matches, beginning with Portland on Nov. 16, followed by Gonzaga and Santa Clara on Nov. 18 and 21, respectively, at McKeon Pavilion. Tickets for the Gaels' final home matches are available for purchase on or by calling the SMC Ticket Office at (925) 631-GoTx.


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