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HCA: Cougar volleyball ranked 14th

The Cougs jumped two spots after two wins over Oregon State

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The Washington State volleyball team was ranked 14th by the American Volleyball Coaches Association on Monday following a weekend sweep over Oregon State. The Cougs (10-2) played in their first match since February 28th after their weekend series against USC was cancelled last week.

The Cougs started the weekend off on Friday with a 3-1 victory over the Beavers with the only loss coming in the third set when the Beavers pulled through with a 25-22 win before the Cougs would shut the door with a 25-16 win to give them their fifth straight victory. They then followed that up with a 3-0 victory to complete the sweep on Sunday. The series sweep puts them at the top of the Pac-12 standings with just six matches and three teams left on the schedule.

Redshirt sophomore Hannah Pukis led the Cougars over the weekend and had one of her best performances of her young career as she finished with 65 assists, 11 kills, 13 digs, and 16 points on the weekend.

Head coach Jen Greeny and the rest of the Cougs will return home Friday for a match against #8 Washington before heading across the state to take on the Huskies in Seattle on Sunday. They will then head to Salt Lake City to take on #11 Utah the following week.

With wins this weekend, the Cougars could see themselves in the top-10 and be in outright control of the top spot in the conference. They are currently sitting in first in the conference based off win percentage with the Huskies sitting right behind them at 13-3.



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