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Volleyball hosts schools from Los Angeles

Redshirt freshman setter Hannah Pukis sets the ball during the game against Arizona on Oct. 18 at Bohler Gym.

CALLAHAN HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

November 1, 2019

The No. 22 Cougar volleyball team will face the No. 25 University of California-Los Angeles and the University of Southern California this weekend in Bohler Gym. The Cougars (18-4, 7-3) will play the UCLA Bruins (12-7, 7-3) at 7 p.m. on Friday, and the USC Trojans (12-8, 6-4) at noon on Sunday. “Both...

Athlete of the Week: Alexis Dirige

Senior libero Alexis Dirige attempts to hit the ball during the game against Arizona on Oct. 18 at Bohler Gym.

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

October 29, 2019

No. 22 WSU volleyball won both of their matches this week as they took a trip through the Rocky Mountains to take on Colorado and Utah. Alexis Dirige, senior defensive specialist and libero, had a historic week with the Cougars (18-4, 7-3) as she became WSU’s all-time leader for digs. Totaling...

WSU Volleyball balls out in Utah

Freshman middle blocker Magda Jehlarova spikes the ball against the Liberty University on Sep. 14 at Bohler Gym.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

October 28, 2019

The No. 24 Cougar volleyball upset the No. 18 University of Utah Utes 3-2 Sunday afternoon in Salt Lake City. This marks WSU’s first victory against a top 20 opponent since playing the then-No. 8 Washington Huskies in September. Freshman middle blocker Magda Jehlárová achieved a career-high...

Cougars break records with Colorado sweep

Freshman outside hitter Alexcis Lusby spikes the ball during the game against Arizona on Friday at Bohler Gym.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2019

The No. 24 WSU Cougars (17-4, 6-3) swept the Colorado Buffalos (8-11, 0-9) in commanding fashion in Boulder, Colorado on Thursday night. In the third set at 12-4, senior libero Alexis Dirige performed her eighth dig of the match. This dig puts Dirige as the WSU all-time leader in career digs, breaking...

Constant competitive mentality helps freshman

Freshman outside hitter Pia Timmer spikes the ball during the game against Arizona on Friday at Bohler Gym.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

October 25, 2019

Freshman outside hitter Pia Timmer shook-up the landscape of Pac-12 volleyball. Timmer grew up in Emlichheim, Germany where she was surrounded by an athletic family. Her mother played club volleyball and her father and brother played club handball. When Timmer started to gain success in her youth...

Cougars seek attack against Buffaloes

Junior outside hitter and setter Penny Tusa spikes the ball at Arizona State University on Oct. 20 at Bohler Gym.

SHAYNE TAYLOR, Evergreen reporter

October 24, 2019

The No. 24 WSU volleyball team will face the University of Colorado Buffaloes at 6 tonight in Boulder, Colorado. WSU (16-4, 5-3) heads into this matchup coming off a 3-2 loss to Arizona State University on Sunday but have won four of the last five games. Colorado’s last contest resulted in a...

Cougars end home streak with loss to ASU

Redshirt senior middle blocker Jocelyn Urias spikes the ball towards Arizona State on Sunday at Bohler Gym.

JAKOB THORINGTON, Evergreen reporter

October 21, 2019

The Cougars dropped the final game of a four-game homestand 3-2. They could not stop the Arizona State University Sun Devils' momentum after winning the first two sets. WSU (16-4, 5-3) won the first two sets 25-19 and 25-17. They dropped the last three sets 25-20, 25-22 and 15-12 to lose the match...

Cougs host Wildcats

Penny Tusa, junior outside hitter and setter, spikes the ball past Oregon blockers on Friday night at Bohler Gym.

CALLAHAN HUDSON, Evergreen reporter

October 17, 2019

The No. 21 WSU volleyball team will play University of Arizona and Arizona State University this weekend in Bohler Gym. The Cougars will play the Arizona Wildcats (11-7, 1-5) at 7 p.m. on Friday and the Arizona State Sun Devils (10-7, 2-4) at noon on Sunday. “I think both Arizona teams have a...

Athlete of the Week: Magda Jehlárová

Freshman middle blocker Magda Jehlárová hits the ball past an Oregon player on Friday night at Bohler Gym.

SAM GRANT, Evergreen reporter

October 15, 2019

Freshman middle blocker Magda Jehlárová helped lead WSU volleyball’s sweep of Oregon State University and the University of Oregon this weekend in Pullman. Jehlárová has been a major asset to the Cougars (15-3, 4-2) since joining the team this year with 127 kills and a .301 attack percentage....

WSU Volleyball vs Oregon

Penny Tusa, junior outside hitter and setter, spikes the ball past Oregon blockers on Friday night at Bohler Gym.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

October 14, 2019

The No. 24 WSU Cougars triumphed over the Oregon Ducks 3-1 on Friday night at Bohler Gym. WSU (15-3, 4-2) won the first, third and fourth sets 25-17, 25-22 and 25-13. Oregon (5-10, 1-5) won the second set 25-22. Jocelyn Urias, redshirt senior middle blocker, led the team with 14 kills. Junior outside...

WSU Volleyball vs. Oregon State

Freshman middle blocker Magda Jehlarova spikes a ball past Oregon State defenders Sunday afternoon at Bohler Gym.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

October 14, 2019

The Cougars defeated Oregon State 3-1 on Sunday in Bohler Gym. The final scores were 25-21, 25-21, 18-25, and 25-18. Freshman middle blocker Magda Jehlárová led the match in total blocks with seven. She leads the Pac-12 in total blocks per season. Jehlárová also led offensively this match with...

Leave it all on the court

Alexis Dirige stands with her team as the WSU band plays the national anthem before the Cougars upset the University of Washington Huskies on Sept. 25 at Bohler Gym.

RYAN ROOT, Evergreen reporter

October 11, 2019

As senior defensive specialist libero Alexis Dirige finishes her time at WSU, she strives to pass on her heart for volleyball to the up and coming players. From a young age, Alexis has always been fascinated with the game of volleyball. She played in her first club volleyball game when she was 7...

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