Sept. 12, 2006
In their final non-conference match, the Eastern Washington University women's volleyball team suffered only its second loss of the 2006 season 3-2 to the Gonzaga University Bulldogs Tuesday (Sept. 12) at the Martin Centre in Spokane, Wash.
With the loss, Eastern moves to 7-2 on the season as its five-game winning streak that started Aug. 26 ended. Eastern had won 15-straight matches against the Bulldogs, with the last loss to GU coming on Oct. 1, 1996.
Gonzaga (4-7) won the first game 30-27, but EWU stormed back to win the next two 30-26 and 30-24. In the fourth game, the Zags evened the match 2-2 with a 30-25 win. The Eagles hit .250 in the decisive fifth game, but the Bulldogs hit .500 in winning by a 15-11 score.
Webster also had a game-high 18 digs, while Kristen Ponce chipped in 13. Eastern finished the match with 72 team kills and a .188 attacking percentage.
The Bulldogs hit .253, the highest against EWU this season. Entering the match, EWU had allowed opponents to hit at just a .080 clip.
Up next for the Eagles is the Big Sky conference opener against the Idaho State Bengals on Sept. 14 in Pocatello, Idaho. The Bengals are 4-8 this season.