WSU volleyball starts road-trip with win over OSU 

Team offense looking strong



WSU middle blocker Magda Jehlarova spikes the ball during an NCAA volleyball game against Oregon, Oct. 7.

BRANDON WILLMAN, Editor-in-chief


Clean play from the hitters was the focus of the match between the two friendly rivals of the Pac-12.

WSU volleyball (17-7, 9-4 Pac-12 as of Friday) took care of business in their first road match of the weekend against the Oregon State Beavers (7-16, 2-11). They took the win in their second sweep of the season against the Beavers 3-0 (25-19, 25-19, 25-22). With the win, WSU has improved to 17-3 against Pac-12 Northwest schools (Oregon, Oregon State and Washington) since 2019.

Magda Jehlarova, Laura Jansen and Pia Timmer all tallied double-digit kills and the offense looked like a well-oiled machine.

Jehlarova had a fantastic performance as she had the second most kills on the team with 13 and zero errors on just 18 attacks. Although not the largest sample size, her .722 hitting percentage was by far her highest mark of the season.

The two other hitters with high kill totals were Jansen with the team lead of 14 on .375 hitting and Timmer, who had 11 on .139 hitting.

Argentina Ung continued her outstanding season with 38 assists, two kills, three aces, four total blocks and four digs.

All three sets were competitive, but the Cougs held the lead for nearly the entirety of all three sets. The second set was the most competitive as the two teams were tied up as late as 19-19.

Following the tie at 19-19 off a kill from a Beavers player, WSU went on a 6-0 run that included three blocks and three kills from the team.

With the win, the Cougs won both matches against the Beavers and have done so in six straight sets. WSU led in kills with 47 to the Beavs’ 34 and blocks 10 to five. The only primary statistic that OSU led in was digs, with 42 to the Cougs’ 36.

The Cougs got their real showcase of a fully rested Oregon Ducks team on Sunday in their loss at Matthew Knight Arena.