Cougars finish tournament weekend undefeated

Taylor Mims recorded her 1,000th career kill in three set sweep



Senior outside hitter Taylor Mims recorded her 1,000 career kill in a three set victory over Stony Brook on Saturday.

COLIN CONNOLLY, Evergreen reporter

Senior outside-hitter Taylor Mims got her 1,000 career-kill as the No. 23 Cougars beat Stony Brook University 3-0 to finish undefeated in the Cougar Challenge tournament.

Mims became just the 14th player in WSU women’s volleyball history to reach the 1,000 career kill mark. She did so in the middle of the first set to extend the Cougars lead to 14-11.

WSU built upon that lead the Stony Brook to call a timeout with a lead of 17-13. Out of the timeout, the Cougs never let up and finished the set strong.

The first set ended a with final score of 25-18 in favor of WSU. Mims ended the set with four total kills as the Cougars took the 1-0 match lead over the Seawolves.

Set two was more of the same as Stony Brook called an early timeout that didn’t slow down the Cougs. They extended a 15-6 lead and ended up taking the second set by a dominant score of 25-13.

Both senior middle blocker Ella Lajos and redshirt junior middle blocker Jocelyn Urias totaled six kills in the first two sets helping power the Cougars into the third set.

Looking for its second sweep of the Cougar Challenge Tournament, WSU came out strong in the third set. They got a 10-7 lead forcing another Stony Brook timeout.

The same trend continued as WSU seemed to come out of the timeout stronger than before and added to its lead. After some Seawolves’ errors and big plays by the Cougs, they took a commanding 19-12 lead.

A 25-16 win ended the match for the Cougars giving them a 3-0 record in the Cougar Challenge.

WSU stayed perfect on the young season with its seventh straight win.

The Cougars next match comes at the Western Kentucky University Tournament. They will face Northern Illinois University 8 a.m. Friday at  the E.A. Diddle Arena in Bowling Green, Kentucky.