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Cougar volleyball sees its season end after losing to Baylor in three sets

Meanwhile, WSU football awaits its bowl destination

PULLMAN, WA - NOVEMBER 18: Washington State volleyball takes down No. 16 Oregon in five sets at Bohler Gymnasium Jack Ellis/CougCenter

The WSU volleyball team saw its season end in the second round of the NCAA Tournament Friday night in Waco, Texas. The Cougs dropped three straight sets as Baylor advances to the Sweet 16. The 3-0 score doesn’t quite to it justice, as each set was tightly battled. Baylor won the sets 27-25, 25-21 and 25-20.

WSU out-blocked and out-aced Baylor in the loss. Katy Ryan, a freshman, led the way for WSU with 12 kills and three blocks.

This was WSU’s sixth straight trip to the NCAA Tournament and there’s no reason to believe the Cougs won’t be back next year. They lose just one senior—outside hitter Penny Tusa—and will have six seniors return next season. Tusa played in her 139th career mach, which ties her for the all-time program record.

WSU finishes 20-12 overall and turned an 0-4 start to yet another NCAA Tournament appearance.

Volleyball’s road ends in Waco - Washington State University Athletics
WACO, Texas – Taking on the fifth-seeded Baylor Bears (22-5), Washington State (20-12) came up short in its bid to keep its postseason alive as the Cougs fell in three to end their run Friday night in Waco, Texas.

Cougs await bowl destination

With the Utah Utes’ dominating win last night over the Oregon Ducks (who apparently forgot there was a game to play), we don’t know a whole lot more than we did prior to the Pac-12 Championship game. Utah will head to the Rose Bowl, Oregon will likely head to the Alamo Bowl, and after that, your guess is as good as mine.

Make sure you read or re-read Jeff’s bowl selection primer as you prepare for tomorrow’s announcement. WSU, Arizona State and UCLA all have the same conference record and I’m sure all of them would rather go to the Las Vegas Bowl than the Holiday or Sun bowls.

We’ll find out tomorrow afternoon.

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