WSU Sweeps Gonzaga at Cougar Challenge Volleyball Tournament.

Aug. 31, 2002

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Nevada upset 23rd-ranked Brigham Young University and Washington State swept Gonzaga in the early second-day matches of the Les Schwab Cougar Challenge Volleyball Tournament at Bohler Gym Saturday afternoon.

Nevada held off BYU 30-22, 31-29, 29-31, 27-30, 15-4 and host Washington State swept Gonzaga 30-17, 30-24, 30-24. Washington State is now 2-0, Nevada and BYU have 1-1 records while Gonzaga drops to 0-2.

WSU's Adrian Hankoff lead all players with 13 kills (.400), 13 digs and five service aces. Cougar Chelsie Schafer added 10 kills (.348). Setter Brenn Larson had 39 assists while Holly Harris added three blocks. Gonzaga's Christina Davis led the Bulldogs with nine kills and 12 digs. Kari Vagstad, Abby Cullen, and Natasha Kozen each had five blocks as GU out-blocked the Cougars 11 to 6.

Nevada took two hours and four minutes to get the first win of the season and managed to hit only .188 in the five games while BYU struggled to a .128 hitting percentage. The Wolf Pack's Michelle More led all players with 31 kills (.369) and Laura Wooley added 21 kills (.300). Libero Christina Harms had 22 digs and Jill Couwenhoven tallied 20 digs in addition to her 63 assists. Salaia Salavea had four blocks.

BYU was led by Allison Larson's 17 kills and Uila Crabbe's 21 digs. Lexi Brown racked up 12 blocks and Lindsey Metcalf stopped another eight at the net. The Cougars out-blocked Nevada 19 to 9.

Saturday late matches at the Cougar Challenge Tournament find Gonzaga taking on Nevada (5 p.m.) and WSU vs. BYU (7 p.m.).

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