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WSU volleyball sweeps UW, heads to NCAA Tournament

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The Washington State women’s volleyball team is headed back to the NCAA Tournament. The Cougars earned their fourth straight NCAA Tournament berth on Sunday, but not before completing the season sweep of Washington on Saturday.

To begin the weekend, the No. 25 Cougars knocked off the No. 9 Huskies in five sets.

The Cougs defeated Washington in Pullman earlier this season, giving WSU its first season sweep against Washington since 2001.

On Sunday, the Cougs found out they would be headed to Hawaii for the NCAA Tournament. The Cougars will take on San Diego in the first round. Should they win, they would move on to face the winner between Hawaii and Northern Colorado.

Thanks to Pat Chun, we can enjoy the celebration after the Cougs found out they were back in the tournament.

WSU will face San Diego on Friday at 6:30 p.m. PT. That game will follow WSU soccer in the College Cup against North Carolina which will begin at 4 p.m. PT.

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Volleyball:

UW Huskies can’t rally for this win, fall to WSU Cougars in volleyball match | The Seattle Times
This time, the Huskies couldn’t come all the way back.

Not that the No. 9 Washington volleyball team didn’t try Saturday night, forcing a fifth set after falling behind and saving one match point.

WSU volleyball beats UW to wrap up regular season | The Spokesman-Review
Magda Jehlarova notched 12 kills and 10 blocks, and Washington State outlasted Washington in five sets Saturday in Seattle in the regular-season finale.

Volleyball Headed to NCAA Tournament - Washington State University Athletics
Washington State volleyball saw the 2019 season extended Sunday evening, as the Cougars are headed to the NCAA Tournament for a fourth consecutive season.

Women’s Basketball:

Cougar women drop third game in Paradise Jam tournament - KXLY
Senior Borislava Hristova tallied a game-high 16 points against No. 17/23 Indiana on Saturday afternoon, but it wasn't enough to overcome a cold shooting night from the floor for the Washington State University women's basketball team, as the Cougars dropped their final contest at the Paradise Jam, 78-44.