Spikers Drop 3-2 Decision To San Francisco
Junior Kristen Gallup comes two kills shy of breaking career-best kills total with 24 against USF.
Oct. 13, 2001
Los Angeles, CALIF., - Saturday, Oct. 13, 2001 - The Loyola Marymount women's volleyball team dropped a 3-2 loss (24-30, 30-28, 30-22, 21-30, 15-13) in front of 273 at Albert Gersten Pavilion on Saturday night. Junior Kristen Gallup led the Lions offensively with 24 kills on the night, two shy of her career-best 26.
The Lions (8-7 Overall/2-3 WCC) took Game 1, 30-24, only to drop the next two games by scores of 30-28 and 30-22. San Francisco (8-7 Overall/3-3 WCC) held LMU to a .123 hitting percentage in Game 2 and .178 in Game 3. The Lions came back to tie the match at two games apiece though with a 30-21 win in Game 4. USF was determined to leave Southern California with a win as it pulled out a 15-13 victory in Game 5. The win marked only the second ever for the Lady Dons at Gersten Pavilion. The first came back in 1988 also by a 3-2 margin.
Along with her 24 kills, Gallup also collected 14 digs, earning her eighth double-double of the season. Junior Laura Gustorf was nearly unstoppable as she racked up a career-high 22 kills while also registering a team-leading .429 hitting clip. She also picked up her first double-double of the season tallying 17 digs. Sophomore Kealani Kimball and freshman Dina DeBernardi rounded out LMU's top hitters as they pounded out 15 and 12 kills, respectively. Kimball and sophomore Nicole Oehlman put up career dig totals against the Lady Dons. Kimball dug a career-best 17 balls while Oehlman's 19 were not only a career-high but also led the squad.
Teresa Russell led the Lady Dons with 19 kills and picked up a double-double with 14 digs. Amanda Willnerd (16 kills, 13 digs) and April Scoggin (10 kills, 15 digs) also earned double-doubles for USF. Caroline Skacel covered the floor for San Francisco defensively, she collected a game-high 21 digs on the night.
The Lions return to action next Friday, Oct. 19 in San Diego, Calif. LMU will head south to face the University of San Diego at 7 p.m. in the Jenny Craig Pavillion.