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WSU volleyball falls in first conference game to UW

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After an 11-game win streak, the Cougars couldn't close it out at home against the nation's 6th-ranked team.

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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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Volleyball:

Cougars Fall in Five to No. 6 Huskies - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Freshman Taylor Mims had 11 kills (.409) and five blocks against UW.

Football:

Running back showdowns highlight Week 4 in Pac-12 - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
We’re already at the quarter pole and ready to jump right into conference play. Here are 10 things to keep an eye on in the Pac-12 in Week 4.

WSU unit grades for the first quarter of 2015 | The Spokesman-Review
Washington State has wrapped up its nonconference schedule and won't play this weekend, so this seems like a good time to assess the Cougars.

WSU Cougars morning links: Q&A with special teams coach Eric Mele | The Seattle Times
WSU special teams coach Eric Mele evaluates his unit's performance thus far.

Connor Neville, Wilsonville 4-star QB, receives Washington State Cougars offer | OregonLive.com
Connor Neville holds offers from Boise State and Washington State

Golf:

Men's Golf Set to Host Tournament - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Cougars will host the 2015 Itani Quality Homes Collegiate.

Athletics:

Director of Athletics Bill Moos Podcast - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
During his latest podcast, conducted Thursday morning, Director of Athletics Bill Moos covers a variety of topics, including the Cougar Athletic Fund's "Are You In? campaign, launched Monday.