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Volleyball Defeats Sam Houston 3-1

Sept. 15, 2007

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FORT WORTH, Texas - The Gonzaga University women's volleyball team won a school-record eighth-straight match with a 3-1 (27-30, 30-23, 30-22, 30-25) victory over Sam Houston State University Saturday morning in its second match of the TCU Tournament. The Bulldogs broke the previous school record of seven-straight set Oct. 19 through Nov.5, 1994.

With the win the Zags improved their record to 10-3 overall this season, while the Bearkats dropped to 3-6 on the year.

Two Gonzaga players closed out the match with double-doubles. Senior Becky Jones collected 16 kills and 25 digs; both match-highs. The 25 digs is also a career-high for Jones. Her previous best was 23. Classmate Heather Dunn had her seventh double-double of the season by dishing out a match-high 56 assists along with collecting 18 digs; one dig shy of tying her career-high. Dunn also had six digs, while both added two service aces.

Also finishing the contest in double-digit kills was sophomore Layne Brosky and junior Elaina Renius. Brosky had 11 kills in the win, while Renius knocked down 10.

Gonzaga finished the match with 64 total team kills and a .244 hitting percentage.

The Bulldogs held the huge 89-69 advantage in digs along with the slight 10-9 edge in blocks. Besides Jones and Dunn, senior Alecia Douglas and freshman Allyson Powell collected double-digit digs. Douglas had 15 digs and Powell finished with 12; a new career-high. Renius finished with a team-high five blocks for Gonzaga, while senior Briawna Mueller and Brosky both chipped in four.

Sam Houston State was led by Cynthia Yarotsky who finished with a double-double of 15 kills and 21 digs. Megan McNamara passed out 45 assists as the Bearkats finished with 52 team kills and a .145 hitting percentage.

The Bulldogs will look to win their second-straight tournament championship when they take on TCU at 5 p.m. today.