Volleyball hosts Oregon State Sunday on Pac-12 Washington
PULLMAN, Wash. - On the heels of its first top-25 win of the season on Friday night, Washington State volleyball (11-5, 3-2) will host Oregon State (6-9, 1-4) on Sunday at noon in Bohler Gym. Sunday's match will be broadcast live on Pac-12 Washington.
The Cougs are unbeaten against unranked teams so far this season and are coming off of a five-set comeback over 12th-ranked Oregon on Friday night.
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>> Sunday, Oct. 9 // First serve - 12:04 p.m.// Pullman, Wash. - Bohler Gym
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Friday Night Recap:
>> Washington State picked up its first top-25 win in a five-set comeback win on Friday night against 12th-ranked Oregon. WSU won, 22-25, 28-26, 13-25, 25-18, 15-9, in front of a packed Bohler Gym of 1,685 fans.
>> The win was the first of the season for Washington State in which their opponent finished with a higher hitting percentage as Oregon hit .239 (63-25-159) for the night ahead of WSU's .170 (53-27-153) night.
>> The Cougs bounced back from a slow third set with convincing fourth and fifth set wins in which they trailed for only one point. Oregon won the opening point of the fifth and never led again while the Cougars had just one attack error and went 8-of-9 on sideouts in the fifth.
>> Magda Jehlarova finished with 10 kills with six blocks while libero, Karly Basham, racked up 16 digs and added four assists to go along with her team-leading 22nd ace of the season at the service line.
>> Katy Ryan added eight kills in some of the biggest moments of the comeback win and Argentina Ung finished with 42 assists to go along with three kills, eight digs and six blocks.
>> WSU is a perfect 10-0 against unranked teams this season and has now won 21 straight against unranked opponents dating back to last season.
>> The Cougars are now 11-1 when holding opponents to .250 hitting or lower after keeping No. 12 Oregon, second in the Pac-12 entering the night (.298), were held to just .239 (63-25-159) for the night.
>> Magda Jehlarova (414) is now only six block assists from tying Carrie Couturier for second all-time in career block assists (420). She is also only seven solo blocks shy of career No. 100 and only five shy of tying Sarah Silvernail for third all-time in career solo blocks (98).
>> Pia Timmer is ninth among career active leaders in the Pac-12 with her 3.20 kills/set. Her 3.20 kills per set also ranks sixth all-time at WSU
>> Friday's win over No. 12 Oregon was the 197th win as the head coach at Washington State for Jen Greeny as she closes in on career No. 200.
Oregon State Notes
>> Oregon State heads to the Palouse in the midst of a three-match losing streak. The Beavers were swept on Friday night at Washington, 25-19, 25-16, 25-11.
>> The Huskies held OSU to just .076 hitting in Friday's sweep while hitting .524 (48-5-82) on their end.
>> OSU split its first weekend of Pac-12 play with a five-set win at Cal, but have since dropped three-straight after an 0-2 weekend at home to the Arizona schools and Friday's loss in Seattle.
>> Oregon State has been held under .200 hitting in all five of its conference matches and 12 total matches so far this season. The Beavers
>> Mychael Vernon is the team's leader on offense at 3.18 kills/set.
Washington State will make its Rocky Mountain road trip next weekend as it continues conference play on Friday, Oct. 14, at Colorado (11-4, 3-2 Pac-12) beginning at 4 p.m. (PST) on Pac-12 Mountain. The Cougars will then head to Salt Lake City to take on Utah (10-6, 3-2 Pac-12) on Sunday, Oct. 16, at 11 a.m. (PST) on Pac-12 Network.