Oct. 14, 2006
SPOKANE, Wash. - Three University of San Diego Players finished in double figures kills as the 22nd ranked Toreros won a West Coast Conference match over host Gonzaga University in Spokane Saturday afternoon. Gonzaga had two players finish in double figures including junior Becky Jones who had a team-high 13 kills in the 3-0 loss. San Diego, ranked 22nd in the latest CSTV/AVCA Top 25 poll, won 30-15, 30-26, 30-25 to improve to 16-4 overall and a perfect 6-0 in the WCC. Gonzaga dropped to 5-15 overall, 0-5 in the WCC.
Besides Jones, who added two digs and one solo block, freshman Emily Johnson was also an offensive bright spot for the Bulldogs finishing with 11 kills, a .360 hitting percentage, one service ace and one block assist. Junior Heather Dunn passed out 37 assists as Gonzaga combined for 42 team kills in the three-game defeat. GU was limited to a .206 team attack percentage for the match.
San Diego's offense was on fire during the match as the Toreros hit over .300 in all three games for a match percentage of .421. USD was led by Christie Dawson with a match-high 17 kills and Laurel Abrahamson with 11. Dawson finished with a stellar .727 hitting clip for San Diego. Kristen Carlson added a double-double for the Toreros, finishing with 14 kills and 11 digs. Jessica Nyrop passed out 51 assists as the USD closed out the match with 59 team kills.
The Bulldogs hit the road for two WCC matches next week. GU will play at San Francisco on Thursday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m. and then at Saint Mary's on Saturday, Oct. 21 at 1 p.m.