Cougs host season finale against 24th-ranked Huskies Friday on Pac-12 Washington
PULLMAN, Wash. - 25th-ranked Washington State volleyball (21-9, 13-6 Pac-12) gets set to host its 2022 regular season finale against Apple Cup rival, 24th-ranked Washington (19-9, 11-7 Pac-12) Friday night in Bohler Gym. Friday's match will be televised live on Pac-12 Washington with first serve slated for 6:04 p.m.
The Cougars will recognize their lone graduating senior, Laura Jansen, prior to the start of Friday's match in Bohler Gym. Jansen, a fifth-year graduate transfer from the University of Arkansas- Little Rock, was a two-time First Team All-Sun Belt selection before transferring to WSU, and accumulated over 1,000 career kills in her first four years of collegiate volleyball. An international outside hitter originally from the Netherlands, Jansen surpassed the 1,000 career digs mark as a Cougar and has five double-doubles and four 20-kill matches on the 2022 season. She had a season-high 27 kills in a five-set win over Arizona earlier this season in Bohler Gym and leads the Cougs with 3.47 kill/set going into Friday's season finale.
>> vs # 24 Washington (19-9, 11-7 Pac-12) | Pac-12 Washington
>> Friday, Nov. 25 // First serve: 6:04 p.m. (PST)
>> Pullman, Wash. // Bohler Gym
>> Live Stats // StatBroadcast (wsucougars.com/sports/womens-volleyball)
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Cougar Quick Notes:
>> Washington State remained at No. 25 for a third-consecutive week in the AVCA Division I Women's Volleyball Coaches' Poll, having cracked the top-25 for the first time back
on Nov. 7.
>> The Cougs saw a four-match winning streak snapped on Tuesday after UCLA outlasted WSU in a close fifth set in Bohler Gym. WSU led 8-7 at the fifth-set changeover and went up 9-7 before the Bruins closed the match on a 6-2 run to finish off the upset on the road.
>> The Cougars rank No. 16 in the NCAA with a .279 hitting percentage as a team. The Cougs' .279 (1452-494-3436) hitting percentage would rank as the second-highest for a team in WSU history behind the 1996 NCAA Elite Eight team.
>> The Cougs are averaging a .305 hitting percentage as a team at home in Bohler while
opponents are averaging just .178.
>> Washington State's 10 wins in Bohler gives the Cougs their second consecutive season with double digit home wins. It is the fourth time under Head Coach Jen Greeny that the Cougars have tallied 10 or more wins in front of their home fans.
>> Magda Jehlárová (584 career blocks) moved into second all-time in career blocks with a season-high five solo blocks in Tuesday's five-set loss to UCLA.
>> Jehlárová is sixth in the nation and first in the Pac-12 with 160 total blocks on the season. She is also 10th in the NCAA and first in the Pac-12 with 1.47 blocks/set this season.
>> Pia Timmer finished last weekend with 4.43 kills/set and a .406 hitting percentage
(31-5-64) and posted a match-high 23 kills in Tuesday's loss to UCLA.
>> Laura Jansen, a fifth-year transfer from Arkansas - Little Rock with over 1,000 career
kills and 1,000 career digs, has a team-leading 3.47 kills/set this season and will be recognized as the lone graduating senior for the Cougars prior to Friday's match.
>> If the season ended today, the Cougars' .279 hitting percentage would rank as the second-highest in WSU volleyball history and their 1.69 aces/set would rank as the fifth-most.
>> The Cougs have combined for 27 blocks as a team over their past two matches and posted their highest total (14) as a team in Tuesday's loss to UCLA.
>> WSU has won the edge in blocking in 21 of 30 matches and has a 19-2 record in those matches.
>> Washington State is 17-1 on the season when winning the first set and have avoided the reverse sweep, going 14-0 so far after winning the first two.
>> 13 of the Cougs 19 all-time wins against Washington have come at home in Bohler Gym.
>> The last matchup in Bohler, a five-set win for the Cougs, featured the longest set in NCAA history as the Huskies won a rollar coaster fourth set, 46-44.
>> Washington won this season's conference opener in Seattle over the Cogus in three sets back in September.
>> Two of the last three and three of the last five matchups have gone the distance to a fifth set. WSU has won each of the last three matches to go to a fifth set.
>> The Huskies split their last six Pac-12 weekends with four five-set matches during that stretch alone.
>> The Huskies are 10th in the NCAA with a .290 hitting percentage as a team while Marin Grote is ninth in the NCAA with a .416 hitting percentage.
>> Claire Hoffman is No. 23 in the NCAA and fourth in the Pac-12 with 4.28 kills/set.
Washington State will await the official announcement its postseason destiny in the 2022 NCAA Division Women's Volleyball Selection Show which will televised on ESPNU on Sunday, Nov. 27, at 4:30 p.m. (PST). The 2022 NCAA women's volleyball tournament will be begin on Dec. 1, 2022 with the Division I Women's Volleyball National Championship match scheduled for Dec. 17, 2022 in Omaha, Neb.