Cougars lose winning streak to Golden Bears

Cougars push to fifth set but are unable to win match



Freshman outside hitter Alexcis Lusby and redshirt senior middle blocker Jocelyn Urias block a shot from Liberty University outside hitter Amelia Johnson on Sept. 14 in Bohler Gym.

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

Coming off of a 3-1 victory against Washington, WSU volleyball 12-2 (1-1) snapped its 11 game winning streak after its 3-2 loss to Cal.

In a tightly contested first set, Cal won 25-23. WSU won the second set 25-22 before losing the third set 25-19. WSU sent it to the fifth set after winning 25-18 in the fourth but would only put up four points in the fifth.

Redshirt senior Jocelyn Urias led the team with 18 kills and had the second-most blocks on the team with five.

Junior Penny Tusa had a season high of 10 kills, which was second-most on the team.

Although Cal recorded a higher hitting percentage than the Cougars at .245-.123, senior Ashley Brown posted the highest individual hitting percentage at .667. Brown also led the team in assists with 37 and has the third-most digs with nine.

WSU did post more aces than Cal in the contest, with senior Alexis Dirige and freshman Julia Norville leading the team with two each.

Dirige also led the team in digs with 19.

WSU will be on the road in California for the next two games. The Cougars will face UCLA on Friday and then USC the following Sunday.

WSU will face off against UCLA at 6 p.m. on Friday Oct. 4 at the Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, California.