Volleyball to host rematch with Cal Sunday in Bohler Gym
PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State volleyball (15-7, 7-4 Pac-12) will close out a four-match home stand Sunday when it hosts Cal (7-14, 0-11 Pac-12) in Bohler Gym beginning at noon. The Golden Bears travel to Pullman in search of their first conference win while the Cougars will look to bounce back after falling in three close sets on Friday to eighth-ranked Stanford.
Sunday's match will be a rematch between the two teams after the Cougars swept the first matchup back on Sept. 30 behind a program-record 11 total blocks from Magda Jehlarova and 13 blocks as a team from Washington State.
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>> Sunday, Oct. 30 // First serve - 12:04 p.m. (PST) // Pullman, Wash. - Bohler Gym
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WSU Quick Notes:
>> Washington State is 7-1 at home in Bohler Gym this season where they have outhit opponents .283 (395-128-942) to .183 (347-172-957) going into Sunday's match.
>> Laura Jansen is averaging a team-high 3.80 kill/set at home in Bohler while Magda Jehlarova is averaging 1.60 blocks/set in front of the Cougars' home fans.
>> The Cougars improved to 3-1 in five-set matches with last week's win over Arizona and picked up their ninth sweep of the season last Sunday against Arizona State.
>> Jen Greeny captured career win number 300 as a college head coach against Rider (8/26) and joined her former head coach Cindy Fredrick as only the second head coach to reach career win No. 200 at WSU with last week's win over Arizona.
>> Laura Jansen is eighth in the Pac-12 with 3.54 kill/set and Argentina Ung sits in sixth in the conference going into Sunday with 9.49 assists/set.
>> Magda Jehlarova is top-10 in all major career blocking categories and surpassed the 500 career total blocks mark earlier this season at Stanford (10/2). She moved into third all-time career solo blocks in last Sunday's sweep over Arizona State and tallied career No. 100 on Friday against Stanford.
>> Jehlarova was named Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week for the second time this season after putting up 1.50 blocks/set and 1.88 kills/set against the Arizona schools last week. She currently is 17th in the NCAA with 1.39 blocks/set this season.
>> Pia Timmer is 12th all-time at WSU in career kills (1,103) and is quickly closing in on the top-10. Timmer's 3.19 career kills/set is tied for 10th-most among active players in the Pac-12 and is sixth-best all-time at Washington State.
>> Karly Basham had 23 digs in last week's five-set win over Arizona. She currently leads the Cougars with 28 aces on the season and is seventh in the Pac-12 with .35 aces/set.
>> If the season ended today, the Cougars' .268 hitting percentage would rank as the third-highest in WSU volleyball history and their 1.73 aces/set would rank as the fifth-best.
>> The Cougs are third in the Pac-12 with 1.73 aces/set and are averaging 1.81 aces/set in their seven home matches so far this season.
>> WSU is No. 20 in the NCAA at .268 hitting as a team and are third in the Pac-12 with 1.68 aces/set.
>> A win over Cal would be the Cougars' sixth-straight over the Golden Bears. WSU has not dropped a set to Cal since a five-set loss back in 2019.
Washington State will make its Oregon trip next weekend beginning with Oregon State on Friday, Nov. 4, at 6 p.m., followed by Oregon on Sunday, Nov. 6, beginning at 12 p.m.