Nov. 18, 2006
SPOKANE, Wash. - The Gonzaga University women's volleyball team closed out its 2006 season on a high note this afternoon with a sweep of the University of San Francisco at the Martin Centre. The Bulldogs, who swept the match 30-20, 30-25, 30-27, finishes the season with a 9-20 overall record and a 4-10 record in the West Coast Conference. It's the best WCC finish in six years for the Zags and the first time in nine seasons the Bulldogs swept two West Coast Conference matches.
Junior Becky Jones collected her 15th double-double of the season and seventh double-double in a WCC match with a match-high 16 kills and 11 digs. Also tallying double-digit kills for the Zags was junior Briawna Mueller and freshman Layne Brosky. Mueller finished with 14 kills, along with an impressive .500 hitting clip, while Brosky added 10 kills. Mueller was also strong above the net for GU, finishing with nine block assists and one solo block.
Junior setter Heather Dunn dished out a match-high 47 assists as the Bulldogs finished the match with 51 total team kills and a .287 attacking percentage. Dunn also added four block assists and one kill during the match.
Junior classmates Alecia Douglas and Megan Thompson led the Bulldogs defensively. Douglas collected a team-high 12 digs; her fourth-straight double-digit dig performance and 21st of the season, while Thompson chipped in 10 digs.
The visiting Dons were led by Kristin Hasselberg and Alix Gombos. Hasselberg finished with 13 kills, eight digs and one block assist and Gombos had 12 kills and four block assists.
Darcy Carroll and Jamie Kartchner combined for 40 assists as San Francisco finished with 47 total team kills and a .146 hitting percentage.
Brynn Maurer was the lone Don to finish in double-figure digs (16).