The Washington volleyball season started with an upset Friday afternoon.
The No. 8 Huskies had been beat at Alaska Airways Area by the Arizona State Solar Devils 25-20, 25-15, 28-26 in UW’s first January volleyball match.
The 2020 season was, after all, postponed by the pandemic, turning it into the 2020-21 season.
Claire Hoffman led the Huskies with 21 kills, and Ella Might Powell had 24 assists, 11 digs and 5 aces. Freshman Sophie Summers had six kills and 5 blocks for the Huskies.
However ASU hit .339 offensively, in comparison with simply .207 for UW.
Marta Levinska had 18 kills to steer ASU, and Annika Larson added 18 digs.
It was the primary time the Huskies had misplaced a season opener beneath coach Keegan Prepare dinner.
“We began off not serving at a brilliant excessive degree which places you in a tricky state of affairs straight away, after which I didn’t assume we had been hitting with plenty of function, which allowed their ball management gamers to handle plenty of conditions,” he stated.
• Washington State opened its season with a 25-20, 19-25, 25-22, 25-22 loss to visiting Oregon. Pia Timer had 16 kills for WSU.
WSU’s Cruz leaving
Quarterback Gunner Cruz, who performed sparingly for Washington State throughout the shortened 2020 soccer season, has reportedly entered the NCAA switch portal.
The Rivals.com “NCAA Switch Portal” Twitter account was the primary to announce Cruz’s resolution, though he has but to trace at a departure on social media. Cruz, who’ll nonetheless be a redshirt freshman this fall, ought to have 4 years of eligibility remaining.
• Jansen Edmiston and Kiara Burlage scored 19 factors every as visiting Lewis-Clark State (6-2) beat Seattle Pacific 68-67 on Abby Farmer’s layin with 2:54 remaining within the recreation.
Rachel Berg had 14 factors, eight turnovers and 5 rebounds for the Falcons (2-2).