Nov. 15, 2007
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University women's volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to #19 University of San Diego in a West Coast Conference showdown Thursday evening at the Martin Centre in Spokane. The Bulldogs battled hard throughout but dropped the match 33-31, 30-24, and 30-20.
With the loss Gonzaga now holds a 17-12 overall mark and a 5-8 record in the WCC. San Diego improved to 20-7 overall and 10-3 in conference.
Junior Elaina Renius and sophomore Michelle Boevers led the way for the Bulldogs. Renius registered a team-high 12 kills, along with two block assists and one dig, while Boevers posted 11 kills and one dig.
Senior setter Heather Dunn passed out 32 assists as the Zags closed out the match with 46 total team kills and a .182 hitting percentage. Dunn also added seven digs, four kills and four blocks.
Despite the three-set loss, Gonzaga did hold an impressive 13-7 advantage in blocks. Besides Dunn's four blocks and Renius' two block assists, three other Zags finished with two or more blocks in the contest. Senior Becky Jones led the way registering four solo blocks and one block assist. Freshman Cailtin Cozad and senior Briawna Mueller added three block assists and one solo block each.
The nationally ranked Toreros had three players finish the match with double-figure digs, including Jaimarie Sutherland who posted a match-high 15 kills. Also in double-digit kills were Laurel Abrahamson and Ali Troost who both had 11 in the match.
Jessica Nyrop dished out a match-high 50 assists as San Diego closed out the match with 59 total team kills and a .277 attacking clip.
Gonzaga will close out the regular season on Saturday, Nov. 17 when it welcomes WCC opponent University of San Francisco to the Martin Centre. The match, which will also serve as Senior Day for Douglas, Dunn, Jones, and Mueller, is set to start at 1 p.m.