Cougs swept by Dawgs

By Brett Gleason, Evergreen Volleyball reporter

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Undefeated no more. The WSU women’s volleyball team fell to cross-state rival No. 2 Washington last night in Bohler Gym 3-0 (25-17, 25-17, 25-17).

The loss brings WSU to 13-1 for the season, 0-1 in Pac-12 conference play.

“I thought we were pretty tentative,” WSU Head Coach Jen Greeny said. “It’s hard when we haven’t played Pac-12 schedule yet. We were pretty tentative from the beginning; it was pretty hard to find our groove after that.”

The Cougars were out-hit by the Huskies .378 to .131 in the match, including a second set -.036 performance from WSU.

Defensively the Huskies block silenced the Cougars offense, recording seven blocks to the Cougars’ one.

“It was tough to get our middles going,” Greeny said. “It’s a big block. If we’re not aggressive with it and we can’t put the ball away, it’s pretty tough. They’re going to put the ball away, and we’re not going to get a second chance.”

Freshman Kyra Holt led the Cougars offensively with 10 kills, with junior Jaicee Harris contributing nine. Senior Camryn Irwin led the team in assists with 26 while junior Shawna Lum tallied 12 digs.

Up next for the Cougs is a trip to Corvallis to take on the 9-3 (0-1) Oregon State Beavers. The match is scheduled for Friday 6 p.m. and will be aired on the Pac-12 Networks.