Pacific at Santa Clara
First serve: 7 p.m., Leavey Center (Santa Clara)
Records: 8-6, 2-0 West Coast Conference, Santa Clara 9-5, 0-2 WCC
The skinny: The Tigers open a busy week today against the Broncos with home matches Thursday against Pepperdine and Saturday against Loyola Marymount. … Pacific opened WCC play last week with a four-game win over Portland a three-game win over Gonzaga, while Santa Clara opened conference play last week with losses to No. 13 BYU and No. 7 San Diego on the road. … Lexi Elman led the Tigers’ sweep over the Zags with 16 kills, 14 digs and two aces. Emily Baptista continued her hot streak with 17 kills. She had a career-high 18 kills last Thursday against Portland. … Pacific is hitting .307 as a team in conference play and holds a 19-14 advantage in blocking. … Santa Clara has two freshmen from area high schools, Escalon’s Taylor Laugero and St. Mary’s Ngozi Nwabuzoh. … Senior Nikki Hess leads the Broncos with 3.35 kills per game and Sabrina Clayton averages 3.0 kills per game.
— The Record