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Cougar volleyball prepares for conference play on Wednesday

Pac-12 volleyball is back in Pullman... And things aren’t getting any easier for the Cougs.

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Things didn’t exactly go as planned for Washington State volleyball to start the season. The Cougs started the year with four games in-a-row away from home, and all four of those games were WSU losses. They’ll likely end up being quality losses, however, including two coming against top-10 squads.

But, things picked up from there. After starting 0-4, WSU has won six in a row, including three over the weekend at UC Santa Barbara, to take their record to 6-4 so far in 2021.

The Cougs will look to keep things rolling later tonight as Pac-12 play gets started. The good news is that WSU will open their conference slate with four straight games in Bohler Gym. The bad news is, the road isn’t getting any easier for Jen Greeny and company.

On Wednesday night WSU will play host to Colorado, the first of three ranked programs they’ll play over their four game homestand. The Buffs enter tonight’s matchup at a perfect 9-0 and is ranked at number 24 in the country. The Cougs, however, have had Colorado’s number in their series recently. WSU has won their last six matchups against CU and dropped just one set to the Buffs in a season sweep last season.

After the Buffs head back to Boulder, the road gets even harder. WSU will play #6 Washington on Sunday, followed by USC and #16 UCLA next week.

But right now the Cougs, and reigning Pac-12 offensive player of the week Pia Timmer, have their sights set on the Buffs. This one is set to get started Wednesday night at 6 o’clock in Bohler. You can see it live on the Pac-12 Network.

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