Monday, 11 December 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Cougs close regular season with Wednesday home finale vs ASU, Friday Apple Cup

Cougs close regular season with Wednesday home finale vs ASU, Friday Apple Cup

PULLMAN, Wash. — 11th-ranked Washington State (22-7, 12-6 Pac-12) heads into the final week of the season riding a three-match winning streak as it gets set to host Arizona State (25-5, 13-5 Pac-12) on Wednesday beginning at noon, followed by a trip to play at Washington (15-14, 6-12 Pac-12) on Friday beginning at 7 p.m.

WSU Match Notes (PDF)

Match Info:

>> vs #18 Arizona State (25-5, 13-5 Pac-12)   |   Opp Streak: Won 1

>> OPP LAST THREE:  W 3-0 vs Utah // L 1-3 vs Oregon // W 3-1 vs Oregon St.

>> DATE:  Wed., Nov. 22  //  First serve: 12:04 p.m.

>> LOCATION: Pullman, Wash.  //  Bohler Gym

>> WATCH: Pac-12 Network, PxP: A.J. Kannell


>> Overall: WSU leads, 39-34

>> In Pullman: WSU leads, 23-13

>> In Tempe: ASU leads, 21-16

>> WSU has won 13 matches in a row in the all-time series and 14-of-15 dating back to the 2015 season.

>> The Cougars took both of last season’s matches without dropping a set.

>> Washington State is 17-5 under head coach Jen Greeny with only one win for the Sun Devils in Pullman during that span.

>> at Washington (15-14, 6-12 Pac-12)   |   Opp Streak: Lost 1

>> OPP LAST THREE:  L 1-3 vs UCLA // W 3-2 at Utah // L 0-3 at Colorado

>> DATE:  Fri., Nov. 24  //  First serve: 7:04 p.m.

>> LOCATION: Seattle, Wash.  //  Alaska Airlines Arena

>> WATCH: Pac-12 Network


>> Overall: UW leads 73-28

>> UW leads the all-time series which dates back to the 1976 season.

>> The two teams have split the past four matchups with the Cougs winning four of the last six going back to the 2019 season.

>> 2020 saw the first break in the series’ history after both matchups were canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

>> 25th-ranked Washington State swept No. 24 Washington last season in the Pac-12 season finale, jumping the Huskies in the final AVCA coaches’ poll of the season.


>>  Magda Jehlářová goes into the week only three blocks shy of becoming the NCAA career leader during the rally-scoring era (since 2001).

>> Head coach Jen Greeny became only the second coach at Washington State to reach three-consecutive 20-win seasons, having played on the most recent team to achieve the feat back in 1995-98.

>> The Cougars own the 12th-best hitting percentage in the nation going into the final week of Pac-12 play.

>> WSU…

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