STOCKTON, Calif. – It took just one hour and 27 minutes for the Pacific women's volleyball team to claim its third-straight victory. The Tigers defeated Gonzaga in sweeping fashion (25-14, 28-26, 25-20) on Thursday night.
Pacific improves to 11-14, 6-8 in the WCC, while Gonzaga falls to 8-17 overall, 5-9 against its WCC foes.
In Case You Missed it:
- The Tigers opened the match with a 5-0 run, which included three kills by Riley Patterson and a kill by Alex Holt.
- Pacific extended its lead to 10-2 following a 5-2 run in favor of the Tigers.
- The two squads would match point-for-point on the next 10 serves, which put the Tigers nearly out of reach at 15-7.
- At set point (24-12) the Bulldogs won consecutive points on a kill and a Pacific hitting error, but a Kill by Lauren Cline secured the convincing 25-14 victory.
- Pacific hit a match-high .333 in the first set, while holding Gonzaga to just six total kills and a .032 hitting percentage.
- Set two proved to be much more competitive, despite the Tigers scoring first, the Bulldogs were able to stay within two points before either team reached eight points.
- After a tie game at 6-6, the Tigers went on a 7-1 run to go up 13-7.
- Gonzaga answered with a 6-1 run of its own to come back within one point of the Tigers (14-13).
- The score was tied eight more times in the set from points 19-26.
- At 26-26, Kaitlyn Lines smashed consecutive kills to put Pacific up two sets to none.
- Gonzaga scored first in the third set, but after going up 2-0 Pacific was able to take the lead (4-2) after scoring on four of the next five serves.
- The score was tied at 4-4 and 5-5, but with Patterson behind the service line the Tigers took its largest lead of 9-5. Patterson collected two service aces during that run.
- With the Tigers sitting comfortably with a lead of 17-11, the Bulldogs went on a 5-1 run to come back within two points (18-16).
- Lines would go on to score four of the Tigers final six points, leading them to the match win.
- Lines was a force once again, leading both teams with 18 kills en route to a .412 hitting percentage on the night. She also had five digs.
- Alex Holt, Riley Ramsey and Patterson all totaled 11 kills.
- Holt was flawless in the attack, committing not a single error in 22 total swings for a team-leading .500 hitting percentage.
- Patterson snagged her seventh double-double of the season with 13 digs on the night. In addition, she had three assisted blocks.
- Hanne De Schrijver also had a double-double with 40 assists and 11 digs.
- Jadyn Tubbs snagged a match-high 15 digs.
What Coach Gibbons says:
" This is another strong win for the team."
"They keep focusing on the process and growing together. "
"We are very proud of how hard this team works."
Pacific will wrap up its final road series on Saturday, when they take on Portland at noon.
Streaming and live stat links can be found on the Pacific Women's Volleyball schedule page.
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