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Gonzaga University opened the 2001 volleyball season with a split during the opening day of the Cougar Classic

Gonzaga University opened the 2001 volleyball season with a split during the opening day of the Cougar Classic. In the opener Gonzaga snapped a six-match losing streak to Boise State (0-1) as the Zags slipped past the Broncos 27-30, 30-20, 30-17, 30-27.

In their second match of the day, Gonzaga played tough in all three games but could not pull off the upset against No. 12 Pacific (3-1). The Tigers won the match 30-25, 30-28, 30-23. The Zags (1-1) will play Washington State and Bradley in the final day of action Saturday.

Four Gonzaga players tallied double-digit kills Friday morning as the Bulldogs opened the volleyball season with a victory over Boise State in the 2001 Cougar Challenge.

Gonzaga (1-0) snapped a six-match losing skid to Boise State (0-1) as the Zags won their season opener. Tumova led all players with 16 kills while Cullen added 13 for Gonzaga. Joy Baldwin was the top attacker for Boise State finishing with 10 kills.

All-American Jennifer Joines proved to be to much Friday afternoon as No. 12 University of the Pacific held off a pesky Gonzaga University squad in the Zags second match of the day. Joines finished with 19 kills as the Tigers escaped with a three game victory.

Gonzaga fell to 1-1 as Davis finished with 12 kills and Zuzana Tumova had ten.