Cal Volleyball Toppled by Santa Clara, 3-0

Nov. 7, 2000

SANTA CLARA, CA - The University of California women's volleyball team (10-13) was overwhelmed by No. 16 ranked Santa Clara (22-3), 3-0 (15-10, 15-1, 15-2), Tuesday night at the Pat Malley Fitness and Recreation Center on the Santa Clara campus.

After losing a relatively close first game, Cal struggled the rest of the match. Freshman outside hitter Gabrielle Abernathy led the Bears with 11 kills and senior outside hitter Alicia Perry added eight kills and a team-high seven digs.

Cal lost a tough first game, 15-10. Santa Clara broke a 4-4 tie and went on a 6-0 run after blocking several of the Bears kill attempts. Cal battled back to get within 14-10 on a kill by Perry, but junior setter Candace McNamee's tip attempt went wide to enable the Broncos to score their final point.

In game two, the Bears were totally dominated. The only point Cal got was when Santa Clara was called for being in the net. The Bears were not much better in game three. Cal scored the first two points of the game on a kill by sophomore middle blocker Reena Pardiwala and on an errant shot by Santa Clara, but was all down hill from there as Cal fell 15-2.

The Bears will try to rebound as they next host Bay Area rival and No. 20 ranked Stanford, Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. at Cal's RSF Fieldhouse.

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