The Cougs used a small advantage in hitting to secure their second sweep on Friday, as they swept Texas Tech in three close sets. It was their second victory at home, and their fifth victory of the young season with no losses
In the first set, the Cougs and Red Raiders played an intense back and forth game. Washington State posted a pretty good .289 hitting percentage, while Texas Tech posted a terrible .147 percentage. Eventually the Cougars pulled ahead and won the match with a score of 25-19.
The second set was the best played set of the three, and it saw the Cougs post a .300 hitting percentage. (Tech posted an okay .242 percentage). Unfortunately for the Cougs, their struggles with the serve continued (they had another three serve errors); fortunately for the Cougs, the Red Raiders also began to struggle with serving – they made four. Since both teams were hitting the ball relatively well, the second set was the closest of the three. Washington State won by three, 25-22.
In the third and final set, the Red Raiders contuined to struggle with serving – they committed four more service errors. That wasn’t the Raiders’ biggest problem though, as they suddenly had issues hitting and it clearly impacted the outcome of the match. Washington State also struggled with their hitting in the final set, but the Cougs still out hit the Raiders .229 to .065. The Cougs won the final set, 25-20.