Oct. 18, 2007
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - Senior Briawna Mueller had three kills and two block assists in the deciding fifth game to help the Gonzaga University women's volleyball team earn a 3-2 (30-25, 30-32, 30-21, 22-30, 15-10) victory over the University of San Francisco at War Memorial Gymnasium in San Francisco on Thursday.
The Bulldogs, who have won four-straight, including three West Coast Conference matches, improved their record to 15-7 overall and an even 3-3 in the WCC, while San Francisco dropped to 13-9 overall and 2-4 in conference.
Gonzaga had five players finish in double-figure kills during the see-saw battle with San Francisco. Senior Becky Jones collected her 11 double-double of the season with a match-high 20 kills and 22 digs; on dig shy of tying her career high. Sophomore Michelle Boevers added 15 kills for the Bulldogs, along with seven digs, one solo block and three block assists. Mueller closed out the match with 13 kills, a team-high .429 hitting clip, her third-straight contest hitting above .400, and two solo blocks and eight block assists.
Senior Heather Dunn finished with her team-leading 12th double-double of the season. The main-stay setter dished out 58 assists as Gonzaga closed out the hard-fought victory with 74 total kills and a .195 attacking percentage. Dunn also added 13 kills for GU.
Senior Alecia Douglas had a career-breaking night for the Bulldogs. The starting libero had a team-high 25 digs in the victory. The 25 digs breaks her previous career high of 23. The Zags finished the match with 97 total digs, while the Dons had 101.
Keeping the match close for San Francisco was Sarah Mandala and Addie Webster. Mandala had a team-high 17 kills in the setback for the Dons, along with five block assists, while Webster added 15 kills and eight digs. Haley Carroll was superb on defense for USF finishing the match with 32 total digs.
Gonzaga will continue its two-match WCC road trip with a contest at #16 University of San Diego on Saturday, Oct. 20. Match time is set for 1 p.m.