Nancy Nicholls of Cal State Northridge had a team-high 19 kills and a match-high .421 hitting percentage Friday, but it was not enough to prevent the Matadors from being swept by Brigham Young, 15-13, 16-14, 15-11, in a women's volleyball match in the University of San Diego tournament.
Nicholls became the second Northridge woman to total more than 1,000 kills in a career. The 6-foot senior middle blocker from Cleveland High has 1,009 with 20 matches remaining in the regular season.
Kathleen Dixon is the Northridge leader with 1,326 kills from1987-90.
Although Nicholls and senior outside hitter Shelly Swalec (nine kills, .692 hitting percentage) hit well for Northridge (9-5), the Matadors struggled with a .143 mark.
Senior outside hitter Dawn Krenik had a match-high 22 digs for Northridge and one service ace, which made her the school leader in that category with 106 in her career.
BYU (5-3), the 11th-ranked team in the country, was led by Shannan Skidmore (21 kills, 16 digs) and Michelle Fellows (20 kills, 18 digs).
Northridge will conclude tournament play today with matches against North Texas State and San Diego.
In another women's volleyball match:
Cal State Bakersfield d. Cal Lutheran, 15-3, 15-4, 15-4--The host Roadrunners, ranked fourth in NCAA Division II, rolled to an easy nonconference win.
Ventura 33, Glendale 44, Moorpark 100, Bakersfield 105, Santa Monica 128, Canyons 183, Santa Barbara 194, Cuesta 206, Valley 221--Jorge Barajas and Ramon Morales finished first and second for Ventura in the first Western State Conference meet at Cuesta College.
The first and second WSC meets will each count 25% toward the final conference standings with the WSC finals counting 50%.
Barajas, a sophomore from Fillmore High, timed 21 minutes 40 seconds over the four-mile course. Morales, a sophomore from Ventura High, clocked 21:54.
Scott Fickerson (fifth in 22:15), David Guenther (ninth in 22:42), and Chris Jimenez (16th in 23:08) were the Nos. 3, 4 and 5 runners for the Pirates.
Sergio Becerril finished third in 21:59 for Glendale, the two-time defending conference champion.
Glendale 68, tie between Cuesta and Santa Monica 71, Ventura 73, Bakersfield 128, Santa Barbara 146, Moorpark 175, Canyons 188--America Rivas finished third to lead Glendale in the first Western State Conference meet at Cuesta College.
Rivas timed 20:14 over the 5,000-meter course.
Ventura was paced by Melissa Martinez and Isabel Saucedo, who finished fourth and fifth in 21:18 and 21:40, respectively.
The Master's 9, Christian Heritage (San Diego) 5--Twins Paul and Patrick Smith each scored three goals to lead The Master's to a 9-5 victory in an NAIA District 3 match.
The visiting Mustangs (3-5, 3-1 in District 3 play) built a 4-0 lead, only to have Christian Heritage (0-4, 0-3) cut the margin to 4-3.
The Master's, which outshot the Hawks, 28-10, pulled away by scoring five of the next six goals.
Mt. San Antonio 4, Moorpark 0--Mt. SAC dominated the nonconference match at Moorpark, turning a 1-0 halftime lead into a rout in the second half.
Moorpark, the defending state champion, is 4-3-3.
COLLEGE WATER POLO
Valley 12, Mt. San Antonio 3--Steve Barron scored five goals and Wonmeen Jun added three for Valley (9-3) in the nonconference match at Mt. SAC.
Barron has scored 22 goals in Valley's last five games, during which the Monarchs are 4-1.
Valley outshot Mt. SAC, 30-10.
HIGH SCHOOL WATER POLO
Harvard-Westlake 14, Bonita, 6--Jim Toring scored five goals and teammates Alan Paul and Luther Weidner each added two to lead the Wolverines in a quarterfinal match of the La Serna tournament at Hacienda Heights Wilson.
Goalkeeper Peter Kiefer recorded 11 saves for Harvard-Westlake (9-1).
L.A. Baptist d. Whittier Christian, 15-4, 15-5, 15-11--Sarah Rameson and Erika Koss combined for 20 kills to lead unbeaten L.A. Baptist past visiting Whittier Christian.