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Cougars to host Sun Devils Sunday in Bohler Gym

Oct 22, 2022

PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State volleyball (14-6, 6-3 Pac-12) will look to stay perfect at home this season as it gets set to host Arizona State (10-11, 4-5 Pac-12) Sunday at 11 a.m. (PST) in Bohler Gym.  The Cougars carry the momentum of a five-set home win over Arizona on Friday night in which Head Coach Jen Greeny captured her 200th career win at WSU.

Laura Jansen had her second-straight 20-kill performance with a match-high 27 kills in Friday's win and Cougars' libero, Karly Basham, had a team-leading 23 kills in the 11th-straight win for Washington State in Bohler Gym.  The Cougs edged out Arizona State, 16-14, in a tightly contested fifth set to complete the Friday night comeback in Bohler Gym.

Match Info:
>> vs  Arizona State (10-11, 4-5 Pac-12)  |  WSU Live stream
>> Sunday, Oct. 23 // First serve - 11:04  a.m. (PST) // Pullman, Wash.  - Bohler Gym
>> Live Stats // wsucougars.com/sports/womens-volleyball
>> Full notes PDF

Cougar Quick Notes:
>> Washington State is a perfect 6-0 at home in Bohler Gym this season where they had outhit opponents .308 (248-73-569) to .155 (200-112-569) going into the weekend.  WSU has won 11 straight at home in Bohler dating back to last season.
>> The Cougars improved to 3-1 in five-set matches with Friday's win over Arizona including a pair of five-set wins at home in Bohler Gym.
>> Washington State is 9-2 against Arizona State since 2016, winning the last four matchups. WSU won both matchups over the Sun Devils last season which included a sweep on the road and five-set win at home.
>> The Cougars have won five of the last six matchups in Pullman against Arizona State.
>> Jen Greeny captured career win number 300 as a college head coach against Rider (8/26) and on Friday against Arizona, she joined her former head coach Cindy Fredrick as only the second head coach to reach career win No. 200 at WSU.
>> Laura Jansen Had a team-high 27 kills on only 54 attempts (27-7-54, .370) in Friday's win over Arizona for her second-straight 20-kill performance and her third 20-kill night on the season. She averaged a team-high 4.14 kills/set and 2.43 digs/set in last week's matches at Colorado and Utah.
>> 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). She moved into a tie for third all-time in career solo blocks (98) Friday against Arizona and ealier this season, she posted 11 blocks against Cal which was 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.
>> 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 and added another 13 kills in Friday's win over Arizona.
>> Karly Basham had 23 digs in Friday's five-set win over Arizona and is currently ranked seventh in the Pac-12 with .38 aces/set.  She also leads the Cougs with her 27 service aces on the season.
Arizona State Notes:
>> WSU has gone 9-2 against Arizona State since 2016, winning four straight going into Sunday's match in Bohler.
>> The Cougars swept the Sun Devils in Tempe last October before winning a five-setter at home in Bohler last November.
>> Washington State dropped only two sets during a five-match winning streak over ASU from 2016-2018.
>> Arizona State went 1-3 earlier this month during a four-match home stretch and own a 3-5 road record so far this season.
>> The Sun Devils upset 15th-ranked Washington in five sets on Friday night on the road in Seattle.
>> Iman Isanovic is the team's leading hitter with 3.32 kills/set while Marta Levinska is averaging 3.05 kills/set heading into Sunday's match.
>> Claire Jeter is eighth in the Pac-12 at .335 hitting on the season (117-31-257) and Annika Larson-Nummer is 10th in the conference with 3.25 digs/set.

Up Next:
Washington State will play its second straight home weekend next week as it gets set to host seventh-ranked Stanford on Friday, Oct. 28, beginning at 7 p.m., followed by Cal on Sunday, Oct. 30, beginning at 12 p.m.

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