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Oct 23 -- Freshman Christina Davis tallied 21 kills including four in the final game as Gonzaga (7-11) pulled out a non-conference volleyball win over Oregon (8-12) Tuesday night at Martin Centre

Oct. 23 -- Freshman Christina Davis tallied 21 kills including four in the final game as Gonzaga (7-11) pulled out a non-conference volleyball win over Oregon (8-12) Tuesday night at Martin Centre. The Zags won the contest in five games 30-26, 30-27, 28-30, 29-31 and 15-12.

Gonzaga appeared headed for an easy three game victory as they opened the night with wins in the opening two games. Gonzaga was able to take advantage of six Oregon service errors in the opener to pull out the 30-26 game, that despite being out hit by a Ducks squad that connected for a .286 attack percentage in the opener. Davis and Jamie VanMeetren helped pace a more balanced Zags attack in game two as they won 30-27. The duo combined for 9 of Gonzaga's 16 kills in the game.

Oregon responded in game three building a 20-12 lead behind four kills each by Stephanie Martin and Monique Tobbagi. Gonzaga closed the gap to 25-23 but Oregon was able to hold onto the game as Tobbagi made a game ending kill. In game four Gonzaga stormed out to an early lead before Martin and Tobbagi helped bring the Ducks back into the game. They combined for six kills as the Ducks made a late charge to close the gap to 28-25. Gonzaga would commit three straight attack errors before Julie Gerlach ended the game with one of her four service aces.

In the final game Gonzaga quickly moved out to a 8-4 lead as the Ducks committed three attack errors and Christina Davis dropped in a service ace for the Zags. Spokane native Lindsay Closs would keep Oregon in the match as she had three kills to trim GU's lead to 13-11. Gonzaga then put the match away with kills by Davis and Zuzana Tumova.

Davis led all players with 21 kills while VanMeetren ended the contest with 18. Tobbagi was the high Duck with 18 kills followed closely by Martin at 17. The teams combined for 23 service aces with Gonzaga's Katerina Chroustovska getting five and Oregon's Julie Gerlach four.