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Volleyball to take on Utah Sunday on Pac-12 Mountain

Oct 15, 2022

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State volleyball (12-6, 4-3 Pac-12) will look for a weekend split on the road on Sunday as it takes on Utah (11-7, 4-3 Pac-12) on the road in the Huntsman Center.  Sunday's match will be televised live on Pac-12 Mountain beginning at 11 a.m. (PST).

The Cougars saw a streak of 22 consecutive wins over unranked teams snapped on Friday night in a four-set loss at Colorado.  Pia Timmer had 12 kills and Magda Jehlarova added 10 kills to go along with four blocks as Washington State fell, 3-1 (25-21, 25-17, 15-25, 25-9), at Colorado on Friday night to begin its mountain time zone road trip.  The Cougs will be looking to snap a streak of three-straight losses to Utah having last won back in 2019 in the Huntsman Center.

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>> Sunday, Oct. 16 // First serve - 12:04  p.m. (MDT)// Salt Lake City - Huntsman Center
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>> Washington State has split the last six matches against Utah which includes a pair of wins in Salt Lake City at the Huntsman Center.
>> The Cougars are 10-0 this season when winning the opening set and are now 2-1 in five-set matches after beating 12th-ranked Oregon on Friday in five.
>> Magda Jehlarova leads the Pac-12 with 90 total blocks and is fifth in the Pac at .370 hitting (155-37-319).
>> Jehlarova moved into third all-time in WSU history earlier this season in career total blocks (510) and also tied for second all-time in career block assists (420) Friday at Colorado. Her 11 blocks against Cal were the most in program history for a three-set match and a new career-best.
>> Setter Argentina Ung has tallied double digit digs in three matches so far this season and also posted a career-best six blocks twice (Aug. 26 vs Duke, Oct. 7 vs Oregon), including last week's win over No. 12 Oregon in which she had a pair of solo blocks.
>> Pia Timmer averaged 4.00 kills/set and four blocks last weekend against the Oregon schools and led the Cougars with 11 kills in Friday's match at Colorado.
>> Timmer's 3.20 kills/set ranks tied for ninth-most among active players in the Pac-12 and is sixth-best all-time at Washington State.
>> Karly Basham has tallied five or more set assists in seven matches this season, helping to keep the Cougars' offense moving out of system from her libero position in the back row.  She finished with six assists and 10 digs in Friday's match at Colorado.
>> Laura Jansen has a pair of double doubles on the season including a season-high 17 digs and 11 kills in last Friday's win over 12th-ranked Oregon.  She surpassed 1,000 career digs in last Sunday's win over Oregon State and is now over 1,000 career kills and digs between her time at WSU this year and her first four seasons at Arkansas-Little Rock.
>> Right side Katy Ryan broke out of a brief slump offensively to hit .304 with 10 kills on 23 swings in Sunday's sweep over Oregon State.
>> Jen Greeny captured career win number 300 as a college head coach against Rider (8/26) and is now only two victories from her 200th win leading her alma mater.
>> WSU is No. 23 in the nation and second in the Pac-12 with 1.87 aces/set.  The stat would also rank as the second-best team total for a single season in WSU history with the record currently standing at 1.91 aces/set (1988).
Utah Notes
>> Washington State has split the last six matches against Utah which includes a pair of wins in Salt Lake City at the Huntsman Center.
>> The Cougars' last win over Utah was a five-set victory on the road back in 2019.
>> Utah leads the Pac-12 and is No. 83 in the nation with 15.13 digs/set.
>> Madelyn Robinson is second in the Pac-12 and No. 19 in the nation with 4.31 kills per set.
>> Vanessa Ramirez leads the Pac-12 and is No. 85 in the nation with 4.32 digs per set.
>> Allie Olsen is fifth in the conference in hitting percentage (.339) and No. 74 nationally.

Up Next:
Washington State will close out the month of October at home as it gets set for back-to-back home weekends.  The Cougars will host Arizona next Friday at 7 p.m. and Arizona State next Sunday at 11 a.m. in Bohler Gym.

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