BYU women’s volleyball team clinches win at Gonzaga in tight 3-2 game

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The Cougars are heading home after two victorious games this week. BYU beat the Gonzaga Bulldogs for the second time this season in an extremely tight, quick-paced game 3-2.

“I’m proud of the way the team fought the entire match,” head coach Heather Olmstead said. “Gonzaga played a great match and really made it hard for us defensively. Our block showed up in the third set and that really changed the momentum.”

Alexa Gray spikes the ball from a previous game. Gray made 29 kills in game against Gonzaga. (The Universe)
Alexa Gray spikes the ball from a previous game. Gray made 29 kills in game against Gonzaga. (The Universe)

Gonzaga won the first two sets with the scores of 23-25 and 20-25 respectively. BYU bounced back and fought to win the last three sets of the game. The scores for the last three sets were 25-23, 25-16 and 16-14.

Alexa Gray led the team with 29 kills. Camry Godfrey Willardson had 33 set assists. Whitney Young Howard made the highest amount of blocks totaling to six. Ciara Parker defended the court with 17 digs. Danelle Parady made two aces and has recently come back to play from an earlier injury.

“Everyone contributed and that’s what makes this win so great,” Olmstead said.

The Cougars will play again on Thursday, Nov. 19, at the Smith Fieldhouse against Santa Clara.

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