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Cougars look to extend home winning streak Friday in Bohler Gym

Oct 18, 2022

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State volleyball (13-6, 5-3 Pac-12)  gets set to begin a four-match home stand to close the month of October as it welcomes Arizona (12-7, 2-6 Pac-12) into Bohler Gym Friday night.  Friday's match will be televised live on Pac-12 Arizona with first serve scheduled for 7:04 p.m. (PST).

The Cougars are coming off of their eighth sweep of the season after a 3-0 win over Utah on the road on Sunday and has won the last two over Arizona and three of the last four in the all-time series.  A win on Friday against Arizona would be the 200th win at WSU for Head Coach Jen Greeny as the Cougs look to extend a 10-match home winning streak which dates back to last season.

MATCH INFO:
>> vs  Arizona (12-7, 2-6 Pac-12)  |  Pac-12 Arizona
>> Friday, Oct. 21 // First serve - 7:04  p.m. (PST) // Pullman, Wash.  - Bohler Gym
>> Live Stats // wsucougars.com/sports/womens-volleyball
>> Listen Live // KQQQ - 1150 AM/102.1 FM (wsucougars.com)
>> Full notes PDF

QUICK NOTES:
>> Washington State is a perfect 5-0 at home in Bohler Gym this season where it has outhit opponents .308 (248-73-569) to .155 (200-112-569).  WSU has won 10 straight at home dating back to last season.
>> The Cougars are averaging 2.68 blocks/set and 2.05 aces/set through their first five home matches.  WSU won its second five-set match of the season while notching its first top-25 win of the season in a 3-2 win over 12th-ranked Oregon back on Oct. 7.
>> Washington State is 8-3 against Arizona since 2016, winning three of the last four matchups. WSU has won both matchups over the Wildcats last season without dropping a single set.
>> The Cougars have won three of the last four matchups in Pullman against Arizona with a sweep over the Wildcats last November in Bohler Gym.
>> With a win, Head Coach Jen Greeny will become only the second head coach in program history to reach 200 career wins for WSU.  Greeny will join her own coach from her playing days, Cindy Fredrick, who holds the program record for wins as a head coach at 278.
>> Magda Jehlarova moved into third all-time in WSU history earlier this season in career total blocks (519) and moved into second all-time in career block assists (425) Sunday at Utah. Her 11 blocks against Cal were the most in program history for a three-set match and a new career-best.
>> Pia Timmer became the 15th member of the 1,000 career kills club earlier this season at Cal and later in the same match, passed head coach Jen Greeny (Stinson) on the WSU all-time list.  She has since surpassed assistant coach Shannon Hunt (Wyckoff) on the all-time career kills list where she now sits at No. 13 with 1,070.
>> Timmer's 3.19 kills/set ranks tied for 10th-most among active players in the Pac-12 and is sixth-best all-time at Washington State.
>> Laura Jansen has three double doubles on the season including a 20-kill, 13-dig performance in Sunday's sweep at Utah.  Jansen averaged a team-high 4.14 kills/set and 2.43 digs/set in last week's matches at Colorado and Utah.
>> Katy Ryan had one of her best matches of the season in Sunday's sweep over Utah with 13 kills on only 27 swings (13-2-27, .407) as well as a career-high eight block assists.
Arizona Notes
>> Zyonna Fellows is fourth in the Pac-12 with 1.32 blocks/set this season while teammate Kamaile Hiapo ranks fourth with 4.04 digs/set.
>> The Wildcats are third as a team in the Pac-12 in blocks (2.54 blk/set) and first as a team in opponent hitting (.175).
>> Arizona won 10 of its first 11 matches to begin the season but have dropped four of its last five in conference play heading into the weekend.
>> The Wildcats swept Cal this past Sunday to snap a four-match losing skid.

RECORD WATCH: 
>> Jen Greeny captured career win number 300 as a college head coach against Rider (8/26) and is now only one victory from her 200th win leading her alma mater.
>> The Cougars' 1.78 aces/set would rank as the fourth-best team total for a single season in WSU program history which currently stands at 1.91 aces/set (1988).
>> Pia Timmer became the 15th member of the 1,000 career kills club earlier this season at Cal and later in the same match, passed head coach Jen Greeny (Stinson) on the WSU all-time list.  She has since surpassed assistant coach Shannon Hunt (Wyckoff) on the all-time career kills list where she now sits at No. 13 with 1,070.
>> Timmer's 3.19 kills/set ranks tied for 10th-most among active players in the Pac-12 and is sixth-best all-time at Washington State.
>> Magda Jehlarova is top-10 in all major career blocking categories and surpassed the 500 career total blocks mark earlier this season vs. ninth-ranked Stanford (10/2).
>> Jehlarova moved into third all-time in WSU history earlier this season in career total blocks (519) and moved into second all-time in career block assists (425) Sunday at Utah. Her 11 blocks against Cal were the most in program history for a three-set match and a new career-best.

UP NEXT:
Washington State will wrap up its fifth weekend of Pac-12 play on Sunday against Arizona State with first serve slated for 11:04 a.m. (PST) inside Bohler Gym.  The Cougars will host the backend of their four-match home stand next weekend as it takes on Stanford on Friday, Oct. 28, starting at 7 p.m., followed by Cal on Sunday, Oct. 30., beginning at 12 p.m. 

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