The Loyola Marymount University women's volleyball team, riding a five-match winning streak that has carried the Lions to second place in the West Coast Athletic Conference, will close out the conference season at home at 7:30 tonight against St. Mary's and at 5 p.m. Saturday against the University of San Diego. The Lions, 15-15 overall, are 8-4 in conference and haven't lost a game in their last four WCAC matches. They won a non-conference match at Long Beach State in five games Tuesday. The surge has come with improved front-line play from Tiffany Miller (276 kills), Lori Rodman (237) and Leslie Wohlford (292) as well as the back-line play of Cathy Petrissans (.304 hitting percentage in WCAC).
Loyola can't catch league-leading Pepperdine, which is 12-0.
The Cal State Dominguez Hills women's volleyball team will conclude the season with a non-conference home match against San Francisco State at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Lady Toros lost at Cal State Los Angeles on Tuesday to finish California Collegiate Athletic Assn. play at 1-11. They are 6-24 overall. San Francisco State began the week 18-7 overall and 11-1 in the Northern California Athletic Conference.
The Dominguez Hills women's basketball team opens its season Saturday at 8 p.m. at Chico State. The Lady Toros play at Sonoma State on Monday and Fresno Pacific on Tuesday. Coach Alice Textor, 10-16 a year ago, returns four players who started at various times--forwards Michelle Jennings and Debra McGee, center Kathy Goggin and guard Angie Wells--and had what Textor calls her best recruiting year ever, signing freshmen Demetra Johnson and Carolyn Osato and community college transfer Tina Babi.