Sept. 30, 2006
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Gonzaga University women's volleyball team dropped its second-straight West Coast Conference match as the Bulldogs were outplayed by Loyola Marymount on Saturday afternoon. The Lions, who improved their record to 14-3 overall and 2-0 in the WCC, swept the match in three games 30-18, 30-21, 30-25. The Bulldogs, who have lost five-straight, fall to 4-12 on the season and 0-2 in WCC.
Gonzaga was held to 36 team kills with junior classmates Briawna Mueller and Becky Jones leading the Bulldogs with eight kills each. Junior Heather Dunn passed out 20 assists for the Bulldogs as GU connected for only a .134 hitting percentage on the day.
Loyola Marymount's offense was quite different than Gonzaga's as the Lions finished with 58 kills and a .341 attack percentage. Heather Hughes led LMU with a match-high 16 kills while Christianna Reneau and Megan Nash added 11 and 10 kills, respectively. Hughes also had four of Loyola Marymount's seven aces.
The Lions held the 54-45 advantage in digs, while the Bulldogs held a slight 4-3 edge in blocks. Hughes finished with a team-high 13 digs for LMU, while Dunn collected a match-high 15 for GU.
Gonzaga returns home on Tuesday, Oct. 3 to host the University of Idaho at the Martin Centre. Match time is slated to begin at 7 p.m.