Eagles Fall Short in Loss at Gonzaga

Sept. 12, 2006

Final Stats

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.

Senior Brittney Page had a season high 26 kills, along with a team high .420 hitting percentage. Sophomore Addie Webster added 16 kills and senior Chrystal Johnson had 14.

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.

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