Volleyball sweeps Buffaloes

Sophomore Pia Timmer had 12 kills on both Thursday, Saturday



Redshirt freshman setter Hannah Pukis sets the ball during the game against Arizona on Oct. 18, 2019 at Bohler Gym.

KAT MCKINNEY-ROLEY, Evergreen reporter

The WSU volleyball team won both matches against Colorado on Thursday and Saturday to end the Buffs’ perfect record, winning the first match 3-1 and the second match 3-0.

In the first match, redshirt sophomore setter Hannah Pukis had another double-double with 34 assists and 13 digs. Pukis also had four blocks and six kills while maintaining a .500 hitting average.

Sophomore outside hitter Pia Timmer had 12 kills and two aces with a career-high of four blocks on Thursday.

To round out the top stats of the night, sophomore middle blocker Magda Jehlarova had seven kills and six blocks with an average of .357 on 14 attacks.

“I thought we fought really hard in the fourth, we were down 18-12 and came back,” head coach Jen Greeny said.

On Thursday, freshman outside hitter Julianna Dalton had a great match offensively with 13 kills and a hitting average of .300 with two blocks and three digs to finish the night.

“Dalton, I think she played a really good match,” Greeny said. “This might be the best match that she’s played; I think she blocked better and really mixed up her shots.”

During the second match on Feb. 13, WSU won again, but in three sets instead of four.

Timmer again led the Cougs with 12 kills with Jehlarova leading with three aces. Pukis also helped in the set wins with 33 assists, while sophomore Julia Norville led the Cougs with 11 digs.

“Anytime you can win in three in this conference [is impressive]. I think hitting .387 as a team, we haven’t done that in a long, long time,” Greeny said.

This was the Cougars’ first 3-0 win of the season.

The Cougars will look to continue their momentum as they travel to Stanford this week for matches with the Cardinal on Feb. 19 and Feb 21.