Nov. 1, 2007
LOS ANGELES, Calif. - The Gonzaga University women's volleyball team dropped a heartbreaking 3-2 (27-30, 31-29, 27-30, 30-22, 15-13) loss at West Coast Conference foe Loyola Marymount University Thursday evening. Despite the hard-fought loss, senior Briawna Mueller became the Bulldog career leader in block assists after she finished the contest with seven. Mueller broke the 17-year record of 408 block assists held by Lisa Petticord (1987-1990) and now has 411 total block assists to her credit.
With the setback, Gonzaga fell to 16-10 overall and 4-6 in conference, while Loyola Marymount improved its record to 11-11 overall and 4-5 in the WCC.
Gonzaga had five players finish in double-digit kills. Sophomore Michelle Boevers led the way with a team-high 18 kills, while senior Becky Jones had a double-double of 17 kills and 15 digs. Also in double-figures was Elaina Renius (14), Mueller (12) and sophomore Layne Brosky (10).
Senior Heather Dunn dished out 54 assists as the Bulldogs closed out the match with 73 total team kills and a .214 hitting percentage.
Defensively Gonzaga was led by senior Alecia Douglas who collected 20 of the Zags 73 total digs.
Besides Mueller, Brosky and Renius both had solid blocking nights for the Zags. Brosky finished with six blocks assists and Renius had two block assists.
Heather Hughes and Christianna Reneau led the Lions to their victory. Hughes and Reneau both finished the match with 19 kills a piece. Hughes also added 11 digs, while Reneau added 14.
Gonzaga will close out its two-match WCC road trip with a contest at Pepperdine University on Saturday, Nov. 3. Match time is set for 1 p.m.