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Volleyball Blanked By Pepperdine

Nov. 3, 2007

Box Score

MALIBU, Calif. - The Gonzaga University women's volleyball squad dropped its second-straight West Coast Conference match as the Bulldogs were outplayed by Pepperdine University Saturday afternoon. The Waves, who improved to 16-7 overall and 7-3 in the WCC, swept the match in three games 30-19, 30-20, 32-30. The loss dropped the Zags to 16-11 on the season and 4-7 in conference.

Gonzaga was held to 41 team kills with senior Becky Jones and sophomore Michelle Boevers leading the Bulldogs with 10 kills apiece. Senior Heather Dunn passed out 35 assists for Gonzaga as the Zags connected for only a .144 hitting percentage on the day.

Pepperdine's offense was on fire as it finished the match with 60 team kills and a solid .390 hitting clip. Cassi Chamberlain and Rachel Lumsden led the Waves with 19 and 17 kills, respectively. Lecca Roberts added eight kills and a team-leading .438 attacking percentage for Pepperdine.

The Waves held a slight 46-40 advantage in digs and a 10-6 edge in blocks. Jones and senior Alecia Douglas both finished with nine digs, while Dunn chipped in eight for Gonzaga.

Senior Briawna Mueller was the block leader during the match for GU, finishing with three block assists and one solo block. Mueller, who became the Zag career leader in block assists on Thursday, is now 22 total blocks shy and 28 solo blocks shy of sweeping the Gonzaga career blocking records.

The Waves were led defensively by Krista Friedman and Chamberlain. Friedman had a match-high 12 digs in the contest and Chamberlain had five total blocks in the Pepperdine victory.

Gonzaga embarks on its last West Coast Conference road trip of the season when it plays at the University of Portland on Saturday, Nov. 10. Match time is set for 1 p.m.