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Volleyball goes up against Arizona State

Looking to win the second round.

COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL: OCT 07 Washington State at Arizona Photo by Jacob Snow/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Good morning, Coug fans! Our Washington State Volleyball team is down in Tempe this weekend, and after one successful stab at Arizona State, they’re looking to keep the momentum up tomorrow at 10 am!

Let’s debrief!

The previous game against Arizona State ended 3-2, with sets in our favor. It was an incredible fight. My personal favorite was the third set, where we won 25-10. One thing to note is how well spread out our own Washington State are. While there were match leaders, it’s clear the team effectively communicates in order to get the best outcome. Some stars on WSU’s end to keep an eye out for is Pia Timmer, a 6’2” Sophomore from Germany, and Julianna Dalton, a 6’5” Freshman. Those two each had 14 kills, which certifies them as stone cold volleyball assassins in my book.

So what does Arizona State bring to the table?

Let’s start with their game leader Iman Isanovic- a sophomore outside hitter. She led the team in kills against the Cougs, putting up 22 alone. The rest of the team never made it outside single digit kills. This is her second time hitting a career high against the Cougs- last time it was only 20 kills. Her ambition is (unfortunately) unwavering, I suppose.

Annika Larson, sophomore, hit a career high of 25 digs, which is also unfortunate for us.

Ella Snyder was right after Larson in terms of digs, she put up 12 for ASU. That’s nothing compared to the 29 she put up against the University of Washington, which I thought would be an amusing anecdote to throw in here. I always love Huskie Humiliation to start my weekend.

Overall, a few of the sets in the previous match against ASU were a little too close for comfort, and it’s clear that they’re a competent team as well. But if we keep our heads in it and get to work, I’m hopeful for a similar outcome! Wash your hands and stay healthy, Go Cougs!


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