Women’s volleyball to serve Utah, Colorado back in Bohler Gym

Greeny says the team is excited to be back in Pullman for two matches

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Women’s volleyball to serve Utah, Colorado back in Bohler Gym

Freshman outside hitter Alexcis Lusby hits the ball during a game against Arizona State University on Oct. 18 at Bohler Gym. The Cougars won 3-0.

Freshman outside hitter Alexcis Lusby hits the ball during a game against Arizona State University on Oct. 18 at Bohler Gym. The Cougars won 3-0.

BENJAMIN MICHAELIS | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Freshman outside hitter Alexcis Lusby hits the ball during a game against Arizona State University on Oct. 18 at Bohler Gym. The Cougars won 3-0.

BENJAMIN MICHAELIS | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

BENJAMIN MICHAELIS | DAILY EVERGREEN FILE

Freshman outside hitter Alexcis Lusby hits the ball during a game against Arizona State University on Oct. 18 at Bohler Gym. The Cougars won 3-0.

CALLAHAN HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

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The WSU women’s volleyball team will face No. 13 University of Utah and the University of Colorado Boulder this weekend at Bohler Gym.

WSU (21-5, 10-4) swept both Oregon teams this past weekend for the first time since 2002. They won both matches 3-1. They will take on Utah (18-7, 10-4) at 6 p.m. on Friday, then Colorado (11-13, 3-11) at 1 p.m. Sunday, both in Bohler Gym.

Head coach Jen Greeny is impressed with senior libero Alexis Dirige, who was named Pac-12 player of the week after surpassing 2,000 career digs.

“For her to pick that up is great. That probably doesn’t happen without getting these wins, and it’s also a team accomplishment,” Greeny said.

Greeny looks forward to her team facing the mountain teams again.

“Utah is a quality team … they’re hard to prepare for. Especially their outside hitters do a fantastic job,” Greeny said during a press conference. “Dani Drews, the lefty on the outside has been playing really well. We don’t have a lefty hitter in our gym, so it’s a little hard to prepare for that.”

When WSU last played Utah on Oct. 27, the Cougars won the match 3-2 in five sets at Utah. The last time they faced Colorado on Oct. 24, they won 3-0.

“I think we have been doing a pretty good job, but we still have six matches left. That’s a lot of time … mentally we need to keep everyone fresh and focus on one match at a time.” Greeny said. “We will probably spend a lot of time in serve and pass this week, just to get that rhythm back.”

Greeny said she is happy to be back home in Bohler Gym.

“It’s great to be back at home. The crowd really makes such an impact on the team, so let’s get a great crowd out this weekend,” Greeny said.

The match between WSU and Utah will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday followed by a 1 p.m. Sunday match against Colorado.