PULLMAN, Wash. — Pia Timmer matched her season-high with 21 kills to go along with four block assists as sixth-ranked Washington State volleyball (18-5, 8-4 Pac-12) tallied 16 blocks as a team in a five-set, 3-2, loss to Oregon State (9-13, 4-8 Pac-12) Sunday in Bohler Gym.
Magda Jehlarova added 11 kills on only 23 attempts (11-3-23, .348) while putting up seven block assists, and Washington State finished the match with a massive 8-1 edge in service aces, but Oregon State was able to tally 69 kills as a team with three players finishing with 16 or more kills for the match.
Karly Basham and Julia Norville combined for 17 digs on the afternoon as well as a perfect reception percentage between the back-row pair, while setter Argentina Ung finished with six kills and 11 digs in the match. Ung had 47 total assists on the afternoon as well as five block assists, grabbing four crucial block assists to help the Cougars finish out a fourth-set win.
Washington State won the opening set despite hitting only .222 (13-5-36) as a team in the first. Timmer led the way with four kills and four digs in the opening set and WSU finished with four aces in a 25-21 start from Bohler Gym.
The Cougars improved their hitting numbers in the second, racking up 13 kills as a team while hitting .242, but the Beavers had an even stronger set offensively, hitting .324 (16-5-34) to even the match at one set apiece after…