Laura Day’s kill snapped a 15-all tie in the fifth game Thursday and helped Gonzaga end a seven-match losing streak with a 3-2 win over visiting Portland in West Coast Conference volleyball.
The Bulldogs (7-11, 1-6) rallied from a 2-0 deficit, assisted by moving Day to outside hitter and putting Kristina Lavrisha at libero.
GU led the fifth game 9-4, but the Pilots (7-13, 1-6) rallied for ties at 11, 13, 14 and 15.
Day, Terran Poindexter, Kylie Edinger and Meredith Crenshaw combined for 50 Bulldogs kills.
• Allison Walker had a match-high 17 kills and added 10 digs as Idaho (10-9, 4-2 Western Athletic Conference) roared back from a first-game loss for a 3-1 win over visiting Nevada (3-14, 1-5).
Cassie Hamilton added match highs of 15 digs and three aces for the Vandals.
Idaho has won four consecutive matches while dropping just one game.
Christina Moberg received Lauren Abuali’s through ball from the left wing in the 85th minute and scored her fifth goal of the season to give San Francisco (5-9, 2-1 West Coast Conference) a 1-0 win at Gonzaga (7-5-2, 0-1-2).
The Zags outshot USF 14-5 and had three good scoring chances during a 4-minute span midway through the second half.
• Freshman Amanda Ellsworth headed in the winning goal in the 18th minute as Idaho State (4-9-1, 1-3 Big Sky Conference) snapped a 10-match non-winning streak with a 2-1 home win over Eastern Washington.
Whitney Brannan of the Eagles (1-11, 0-4) tapped in a goal in the seventh minute, EWU’s first goal since Sept. 16. Eastern has five consecutive one-goal losses.