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It was a Friday full of good news for Washington State

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COLLEGE BASKETBALL: JAN 29 Women’s Stanford at Washington State

Good morning Coug fans. It’s common for Coug fans to say some variation of, “Every day is a good day to be a Coug” here and there. Yesterday was especially good for Cougs of all backgrounds and abilities. Let’s go in chronological order.

First, Krystal Leger-Walker announced she’s coming back for one more season:

The elder Leger-Walker was a senior this past season but as you probably know by now, the NCAA is doing a rare good thing for the athletes and allowing them another year of eligibility, if they choose to take it. Leger-Walker is taking that opportunity and will get to play with her All-American sister Charlisse for one more season.

A stellar defender and starting point guard, Leger-Walker will no doubt be a big boost to the team’s chances of returning to the NCAA Tournament.

Not long after Leger-Walker’s announcement, the WSU baseball team dispatched Utah 12-7 in the first game of a three-game series. Jack Smith and Kyle Russell each went 3-for-5 for WSU, with Russell finishing with three RBIs. Eight Cougs had hits, and Brandon White got the win after going six innings on 100 pitches exactly.

WSU is now 15-10.

Not to be outdone, the Cougar soccer team notched a 3-2 win over Oregon State at home and on the Lower Soccer Field. It was the first home outdoor game for WSU this spring season, and despite allowing Oregon State to open the scoring in just the second minute, WSU was able to score on all but one of its shots on goal.

WSU got goals from Elyse Bennett, Makamae Gomera-Stevens and Grayson Lynch. Lynch’s goal broke a 2-2 tie in the 65th minute.

Good things come in threes, right?

I’m imagining new football recruiting assistant Marco Regalado doing this during his job interview

Links

Washington State's Donovan Ollie: Ascent to top of depth chart 'has been a long time coming' | The Spokesman-Review
PULLMAN – When Donovan Ollie was asked to describe himself earlier this week in a postpractice Zoom call, the Washington State wide receiver was soft-spoken, short-winded and right to the point.

'Let's go run it back.' Washington State's Krystal Leger-Walker announces return to Cougars in 2021-22 | The Spokesman-Review
There will still be two players wearing “Leger-Walker” on the back of their jersey when the Washington State women open their 2021-22 basketball season.

Rowing Heads to Vegas this Weekend for the Pac-12 Invitational - Washington State University Athletics
HENDERSON, Nev. – The No. 19-ranked Washington State rowing team heads backdown to Lake Las Vegas this weekend looking to hit it big at the Pac-12 Invitational.

Men's Golf Concludes the Regular Season this Weekend at the El Macero Classic - Washington State University Athletics
DAVIS, Calif. – The Washington State men's golf team will have its final tune-up for the postseason this weekend at the El Macero Classic, hosted by UC Davis. The

Cougars Set to Host No. 46 Oregon Sunday - Washington State University Athletics
WSU closes out home conference schedule Sunday against the Ducks.