Trailing 29-25 in game one Montana rallied for a 30-29 lead as Spokane native Wendy Baker (Mead HS) served four straight points, the fourth coming on one of Montana's 14 aces. The teams traded scoring before the Grizzlies prevailed 37-35.
In the second game Gonzaga could muster only nine kills as the Zags were held to a -.103 hitting percentage in a 30-18 Montana win.
Gonzaga fought to push the match to four games as they trailed 29-25. The Zags scored consecutive points but had the game end on an attack error giving Montana the match at 30-27.
Natasha Kozen finished with 11 kills for the Zags while Jamie VanMeetren led the team with 11 digs. Gonzaga returns to action this weekend at the Gameworks/UNLV Invitational in Las Vegas. Lizzie Wertz led Montana with nine kills while Baker finished with 35 assists.