After rolling through their non-conference schedule, Cougar volleyball had its first real test Thursday night against No. 6 Washington. WSU fell in five sets 22-25, 25-15, 25-11, 20-25, and 15-4. While the Cougs didn't come out on top, it was a promising performance to say the least against a highly ranked opponent.
WSU's young team, which only has one senior and played six freshman, hung in and battled with UW even after losing both the second and third sets in convincing fashion. To come back and take the fourth said a lot about this team's talent and grit. Afterwards, head coach Jen Greeny was proud of her team.
"(I saw) some resiliency definitely. We were able to fight back and when the going got tough we didn't let down, we just kept going," Greeny said.
Junior outside hitter Kyra Holt led the way as usual with 14 kills and 11 digs. Freshman Taylor Mims also had quite the evening as she registered 11 kills and hit .409.
Another positive takeaway from Thursdays defeat was the atmosphere at Bohler Gym. 1,458 people showed up to cheer on the volleyball team, and by all accounts created a raucous environment.
You can next catch the volleyball team in action against Utah, Saturday at 7 pm in Bohler Gym.
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