Brittanie Budinger led all players with 18 kills and Liz Macausland added 11 as the Lady Dons connected for 23 percent of their attacks. The Bulldogs offense was not as efficient on the evening as they combined for only a 13 percent attack percentage. Abby Cullen led the Bulldogs with 12 kills and finished with a 38 percent attack effort.
The Bulldogs top offensive player, Christina Davis, was limited to only seven kills on the evening during 35 attack attempts. Cullen also finished with five blocks including two solos which moved her into a tie for 10th place on the Gonzaga career blocks solo list.
Kristina Bognar finished with a match-high 4 service aces as the Lady Dons dumped in 10 aces. Bognar also had 11 digs while Francesca Pomilia had 13 digs. Missy Perry was the high Zag with 10 digs.
Santa Clara 3, Portland 0
The 11th-ranked Santa Clara University volleyball team started a little slow but hit its stride in game two Friday night against Portland, posting a .667 team hitting percentage in that game, leading to an eventual sweep of the Pilots in the Leavey Center.
Becky Potter led the way for Santa Clara offensively, posting a match-high 18 kills and a hitting percentage of .412. Cassie Perret registered 11 kills of her own while Kelli Sousa had 37 assists and a team-high nine digs to go along with her three kills.
Sara Vercruyssen posted a team-high 14 kills for the Pilots while Carlie Price led the way defensively with her nine digs. Sheena Surplus posted 27 assists, two kills and five digs in the loss.