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Nov 3 -- Junior Natasha Kozen had a career-high 25 kills Friday night as Gonzaga (8-14, 4-6 WCC) knocked off San Francisco (9-11, 4-6 WCC) during a West Coast Conference volleyball match at Martin Centre

Nov. 3 -- Junior Natasha Kozen had a career-high 25 kills Friday night as Gonzaga (8-14, 4-6 WCC) knocked off San Francisco (9-11, 4-6 WCC) during a West Coast Conference volleyball match at Martin Centre. The Zags won the contest in four games, 33-31, 30-27, 23-30 and 30-27.

In the opener Gonzaga stormed out to an early 20-15 lead as Kozen connected on three straight kills to spark the Gonzaga rally. Gonzaga moved out to a 29-27 lead but a service error and kill by San Francisco's Amanda Willnerd knotted the game at 29-29. Gonzaga had two straight opportunities to win the game but committed a service error on both occasions before finally winning the game on an Abby Cullen kill.

In game two San Francisco moved out to an early lead as Spokane native Meghan Sanborn dropped in back-to-back service aces to give the Lady Dons a 19-15 lead. After the teams traded attack errors, Gonzaga won the contest 30-27 on a block and kill by Cullen.

Gonzaga opened game three with the advantage as Kozen again put together three straight kills for an early 12-9 Gonzaga lead. San Francisco rallied behind a combination of seven kills by Willnerd and Brittanie Budinger as the Lady Dons ran out to a 23-17 advantage. Gonzaga closed the gap to 23-19 before Liz McAusland would put the contest away with one of her 13 kills on the evening.

The teams play a balanced game four with neither team able to gain more than a two point advantage in the early portion of the game. Kozen and Cullen then sparked a Zags rally that gave Gonzaga a 23-17 lead. Kozen had six kills in the final match while Cullen had two of her match high six blocks in the win.

In a match between the two top blocking teams in the West Coast Conference Gonzaga won the battle at the net with a 24-17 advantage. Kozen led all players with 25 kills while Cullen added 13 and Zuzana Tumova chipped in with 13. San Francisco was led by Amanda Willnerd's 16 kills. Budinger added 14 while Nikki Stover registered five blocks.

Gonzaga and San Francisco now stand tied for fifth place in the WCC with Gonzaga owning the tie-breaker after sweeping the season series.