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Oct 20 -- The Portland Pilots registered 12 more kills than the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday night, but it was the Bulldogs (6-11, 3-4 WCC) who were able pull out a West Coast Conference volleyball victory at the Chiles Center

Oct. 20 -- The Portland Pilots registered 12 more kills than the Gonzaga Bulldogs on Saturday night, but it was the Bulldogs (6-11, 3-4 WCC) who were able pull out a West Coast Conference volleyball victory at the Chiles Center. Gonzaga dropped the opener before defeating Portland (4-12, 1-6 WCC) in four games, 22-30, 30-21, 30-25 and 30-26.

Portland connected for a .317 hitting percentage during the opening game victory as the Pilots collected 20 kills to the Zags nine. Gonzaga responded by winning the next three games as Zuzana Tumova had a big night with 16 kills and 15 digs. The junior from the Czech Republic finished the night with a .387 attack percentage as the Zags have reached their highest win total in the WCC since going 5-9 in 1998.

Christina Davis followed Tumova with a big attacking night for Gonzaga as the freshman outside hitter finished with 12 kills and a .385 attack percentage. Gonzaga would finish the match with only 50 kills compared to the 62 turned in by Portland. Gonzaga was able to win the defensive battle at the net as the Zags turned in 18 blocks compared to just 7 for the Pilots. Davis, Abby Cullen and Katerina Chroustovska all finished with four block assists.

Portland was led on the night by Bridget DeChant with 14 kills followed by Bridget Beschen and Heather Denison with 13 each.