TIMOTHY FAIRBANKS-CLOUSER | THE DAILY EVERGREEN
In the first home game of the season, WSU defeated the Idaho State University Bengals 3-0 on Friday at Bohler Gym.
The Cougars (6-1) earned their fifth win in a row with set wins of 25-18, 25-19 and 25-13. For the Bengals (3-5), this is their fourth consecutive loss.
In the first set of the game, WSU started fast with a 5-2 scoring streak but saw its lead evaporate as ISU fought back and got it tied up 18-18. The Cougars strung together a 7-0 run to win 25-18.
In the second set, WSU and ISU responded to each other’s scores until WSU broke away to win the set 25-19.
For the third set, WSU opened on a 7-1 run behind the play of Charity Bradley, redshirt sophomore outside hitter, who finished the game with a team-high of 15 kills. The Cougars never looked back as they coasted to a 25-13 set win.
WSU looks to extend its win streak against the University of Texas Arlington, and Idaho State looks to end its four-game losing streak when it plays Liberty University.