No. 22 WSU defeats No. 23 Colorado in Bohler Gym



Senior outside hitter McKenna Woodford attempts to hit the ball after University of Colorado hits it over the net Sunday in Bohler Gym.

KATIE ARCHER, Evergreen reporter

No. 22 WSU volleyball took down No. 23 University of Colorado 3-1 Sunday afternoon to stay undefeated at home.

The Cougars struck early in the first set with a run of five kills only to see the Buffaloes come stomping back to win 25-21.

In the second set, the Cougars again pounced on the Buffaloes early, but Colorado came charging back from being down by seven points to take the lead by one point. The teams traded points before WSU won 32-30.

The Cougars had an early lead in the third as well. However, the Buffaloes came back to take the lead. When WSU reclaimed its lead, it pulled away from Colorado to win 25-19.

In the fourth set the Buffaloes held onto a lead until the Cougars tied it up at 19 and eventually won 26-24.

Four WSU players had double-digit kills.

Senior outside hitter Taylor Mims led the Cougars with 23 kills. Senior outside hitter McKenna Woodford had 18 kills, while senior middle blocker Ella Lajos had 13 and redshirt junior Jocelyn Urias had 11. The team also recorded seven blocks.

Junior setter Ashley Brown set a career-high with 57 assists, breaking her previous total of 55 she recorded against No. 12 University of Oregon this season.

The Cougs return to action 8 p.m. Friday when they travel to Tempe to take on Arizona State University