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A victorious weekend for WSU athletics

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Washington State teams did a lot of winning this weekend with the football, soccer, and volleyball teams all having excellent weekends.

The Cougar volleyball team was in Arizona this weekend and did not drop a single set. They opened up the Arizona series with a 3-0 win at Arizona State on Thursday. They then capped the weekend with another 3-0 victory, this time against the Arizona Wildcats. It was the Cougars' first sweep of the Wildcats in Arizona in five years.

WSU volleyball travels to Oregon to play the Oregon schools this week. Those are two very different matchups with Oregon State at the bottom of the conference standings and the Ducks at the top.

Washington State’s soccer team split the week, dropping a hard-fought 1-0 loss to No. 14 Stanford on Thursday before rebounding with a 2-0 win against California on Sunday. The Cougars have now recorded 10 shutouts in 13 games.

Sydney Pulver got the scoring started on Sunday, converting this penalty.

Elyse Bennett gave the Cougs some breathing room early in the second half.

The soccer team has a light week this week with only one game. The Cougs travel to Arizona State to take on the Sun Devils on Friday. The Sun Devils were swept by the Oregon schools this weekend and are 0-4-1 in Pac-12 play.

The Cougar football team picked up the win on Saturday against Oregon State then picked up a verbal commitment on Sunday to cap the weekend. In case you missed any of the game, here are 10 minutes of highlights to start your Monday.

The Cougs remain home for a second-straight week when they will host the Stanford Cardinal on Saturday. Kickoff is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. PT with the game airing on ESPNU.

The swimming team competed in the Chick-Fil-A Invite this weekend and finished fifth out of six teams. The Cal Bears dominated the event with double the points of the second-place team. The Cougars will open the Pac-12 schedule this week when they host the Arizona schools.

The Cougar tennis team competed in the Husky invite this weekend taking on Washington, Oregon and DePaul. It was an up-and-down three days for WSU. The Cougars won five of 11 matches on Friday before dominating Oregon and DePaul on Saturday by winning seven of eight matches. The Cougars faced off against the Huskies on Sunday and won only one of five matches. Michaela Bayerlova was the star for the Cougars this weekend winning all six matches she played in.

The tennis team will have a week off before competing in the ITA Northwest Regional Championships October 22-25.

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Football:

Washington State rewind: Run-and-shoot clicks as Cougars knock off Pac-12 North-leading Oregon State | The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – As the Washington State Cougars walked off Gesa Field on Saturday, they were probably thinking, “Why not us?”

Nick Rolovich's Vaccine Refusal Creates Discord at Washington State - The New York Times
Nick Rolovich’s job could be in jeopardy if he does not get vaccinated or receive an exemption, as required of state employees and students. “It’s the No. 1 question,” said Kirk Schulz, the university’s president.

Postgame Notes - Oregon State - Washington State University Athletics
Washington State posted a 31-24 win over Oregon State at Gesa Field Saturday afternoon. Check out the postgame notes and top social media posts from the win.

Soccer:

Cal Drops Match Against Cougars - University of California Golden Bears Athletics
Cal Falls To Washington State On The Road, 2-0

Double-digit wins in the books - Washington State University Athletics
Getting back on track with another dominant performance on the Palouse, Washington State (10-2-1, 4-1-0) came up with its 10th shutout of the season pushing past Cal (5-4-3, 1-3-1), 2-0, Sunday afternoon at Lower Soccer Field.

Volleyball:

Washington State’s experience is too much for Arizona volleyball in straight-set defeat - Arizona Desert Swarm
Solving the puzzle of the upper echelon of the Pac-12 has been difficult for the Arizona Wildcats. On Friday, they fell to No. 11 Washington despite looking ready to take a 2-0 lead in the match....

Cougars Cap Perfect Weekend With Sweep in Tucson - Washington State University Athletics
WSU swept the Arizona road trip for the first time since 2016.

Tennis:

Cougars Conclude Play at Husky Invite - Washington State University Athletics
Micahela Bayerlova won at six of her matches at the Husky Invite.