Score two for the Cougs

PORTLAND, Ore. — Washington State had little trouble during Day 1 of the Portland Marriott Invite. The Cougs served right past Utah State, then completed a clean sweep of Portland.

WSU won Match 1 against the Aggies by scores of 25-8, 25-12, 27-29 and 25-18 before roasting the Pilots 25-17 in each of three sets.

Against Utah State, the Cougars compiled 14 service aces, the second-most in a single match in program history.

Three straight blocks from Charity Bradley, Jocelyn Urias and Hannah Pukis fueled Wazzu (4-1) to a 12-3 start, and it didn’t look back, besides in the second set, when USU garnered a slight edge in a back-and-forth affair.

Alexis Dirige logged three aces in the fourth, propelling WSU to a wide margin early, which they retained.

Hannah Pukis finished with 42 assists and six blocks; Pia Timmer had a career-high 17 kills; Magda Jehlarova chipped in nine blocks and eight kills; and Urias and Bradley slapped nine kills apiece.

Assisted by Portland errors, WSU controlled the pace from the outset of Match 2. Charity Bradley had a career-best 11 kills on a .381 mark; Pukis dished 30 assists and Dirige had a match-high 15 digs.

UI splits in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. — Idaho volleyball was swept by Portland, then swept Utah State at the Portland Marriot Invite.

The Vandals (2-3) lost the first match to the Pilots by scores of 25-14, 26-24 and 29-27 before cruising past the Aggies, 25-18, 25-15 and 25-17.

In Match 1, UI was upended by way of three long-lasting Portland runs. The Pilots (3-1) scored 10 of 13 points midway through the first, but UI jumped out to a 23-18 advantage in Game 2. That was before Portland constructed an 8-1 run to close it out in overtime.

In the third, the Vandals forced overtime again after going down 21-10. UI had a 25-24 lead, but Portland clamped down in the game’s five extra sets.

Kennedy Warren led UI with 10 kills on a .333 percentage. Donnee Janzen logged 20 assists.

It wasn’t as close against Utah State (0-6). The Vandals assembled crushing sets in each frame to blow past the Aggies.

Warren again led the way with 10 kills, while Emily Smith also had 10 on a .348 attacking mark.

Idaho closes the tournament with a 10:30 a.m. bout against local-rival Washington State.


Seattle U 3, Idaho 0

The Idaho women’s soccer team got hit early by Seattle U striker Jessie Ray, whose two early goals proved insurmountable as the Vandals dropped to 2-3.

The Redhawks (3-0-2) outshot UI by five in the first half and in all, had 13 attempts at the net to the Vandals’ eight.

Seattle keeper Madison Waguespack logged four saves, and UI’s Avrie Fox one in a match that saw 27 total fouls called.

On four attempts, Ray scored twice, once in the 12th and another time 21 minutes later. The first was on a Vandals defensive mix-up.

Seattle U 3 0—3

Idaho 0 0—0

Seattle U — Jessie Ray (Kelsey Crosby), 12th.

Seattle U — J. Ray, 33rd.

Seattle U — Rakel Leosdottir (Michele Adam), 41st.

Shots — Seattle U 13; Idaho 8.

Saves — Seattle U: Madison Waguespack 4; Idaho: Avrie Fox 1.

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