Sept. 28, 2006
MALIBU, Calif. - Kayla Walker led two Pepperdine University players into double-digit kills as the No. 23 Waves were too much for Gonzaga University during the West Coast Conference women's volleyball opener for both schools on Thursday night. Pepperdine, who improved to 5-6 overall and 1-0 in WCC, won the match in three games 30-21, 30-19, 30-19 as Gonzaga fell to 4-11 and 0-1 in the WCC.
The Waves combined for 51 kills and a .288 attack percentage as they finished with 26 more kills than the Bulldogs. Gonzaga, who was held to a dismal .056 hitting percentage, was led by junior Becky Jones who had six kills and 10 digs. Junior Alecia Douglas added 11 digs, while classmate Heather Dunn passed out 22 assists that led to the Bulldogs 25 kills.
Walker led Pepperdine with 11 kills while Sophia Milo added 10 kills and a .643 attack percentage. Kiah Fiers dished out 38 assists and served three aces as the Waves dropped 10 aces against the Bulldogs. Douglas had three aces for Gonzaga as the team finished with five.
Kekai Crabbe had a match-high 15 digs, while Rachel Lumsden added 14 for the Waves. Above the net, sophomore Elaina Renius finished with three of the Bulldogs six blocks. Milo finished with two and a half of Pepperdine's nine blocks.
Gonzaga will continue WCC action Saturday, September 30 when its plays at Loyola Marymount. Match time is set to begin at 1:00 p.m.