SANTA CLARA, Calif. – Julia Sangiacomo (11) and Allison Kantor combined for 21 kills for Santa Clara volleyball, which held Gonzaga to a .050 attack percentage on the way to a 25-17, 25-18, 25-17 victory in Thursday's West Coast Conference match.
Sarah Penner and Payton Mack each had five kills for the Bulldogs (6-12, 0-7) who dropped their 12th-consecutive outing.
Sangiacomo had 11 digs to record her second double-double of the season.
Each set was a battle with the Broncos unable to gain much separation.
The third set alone had 10 ties and eight lead changes with Santa Clara using a 5-1 run to build a 15-11 lead with Michelle Shaffer and Sangiacomo on serve. Gonzaga was able to pull within three points, five more times, but the Broncos closed it out with Shaffer on serve for the final four points.
Shaffer had a solid all-around game, posting 18 assists, eight digs, four kills and three aces.
The second set was tied five times early before the Broncos took control. An ace by Shaffer, her second of the set, built a 14-9 lead, but Gonzaga scored the next four. Sangiacomo then answered with a pair of kills and Santa Clara scored five of the last six points of the set with Shaffer getting a pair of kills.
Sangiacomo and Kantor each had four kills in the opening set when the Broncos hit a match-best .314.
The Broncos are home again on Saturday facing Portland at noon.
• The Broncos now lead the all-time series 51-14. The previous four matches in the series went to five sets.
• Julia Sangiacomo recorded her second-career double-double. The freshman had 17 kills and 12 digs at Air Force (Sept. 21, 2019).
• Taylor Odom had five block assists, the 10th time this season she has posted at least that many.
• Sangiacomo (11) had her 13th match of the season with 10 or more kills. Allison Kantor (10) has double-digit kills in 12 outings.
INTERVIEWS | @Coach_ELindsey and Michelle Shaffer caught up with @PassarelliVoice on @TheWCCNetwork after tonight's sweep of Gonzaga! Full audio interviews:— Santa Clara Volleyball (@scuvolleyball) October 18, 2019
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