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WSU volleyball defeats No. 6 Washington

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The Washington State volleyball team knocked off No. 6 Washington on Sunday and made some history in the process. The win was the Cougars’ fourth straight victory over the Huskies.

The Cougars secured the victory with a 15-11 victory in the fifth set. But, it was not as easy as that might sound. The Cougars and Huskies battled in an epic fourth-set which Washington eventually won 46-44. The 90 points tied the record for the most points in a set in the 25-point set era in NCAA history, according to the WSU game notes.

According to WSU, the Cougs’ 132 points scored in the match also tied the NCAA record for the most points by a team in the 25-set era.

While the craziness peaked in the fourth set, it was a back-and-forth game from the start. The Cougs took the first set, but then the teams traded sets the rest of the way.

Here was the moment the Cougs secured the victory.

And from there, the celebration was on.

Not only have the Cougars won four straight games against the Huskies, WSU has now won eight straight games overall. That includes back-to-back wins against top 25 teams after defeating No. 24 Colorado on Wednesday. Despite losing the first four games of the season, the Cougars are now 8-4 overall and 2-0 in Pac-12 play.

Next up, the Cougs will host the Los Angeles schools, beginning with USC on Friday.

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Volleyball

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