Washington State won with set scores of 21-25, 21-25, 25-18, 25-20 and 15-7, and leaves the first tournament of the season with a 2-1 record while Cal Poly fell to 1-2 on the year.
“We played better today,” fourth-year Head Coach Jen Greeny said. “I think we’re starting to jell a little bit and Kyra really turned it on in this match against Cal Poly. Overall, it’s starting to come and we are getting used to playing somebody else and making those adjustments along the way.”
Kyra Holt was the statistical leader for the Cougs in this match with 19 kills, hitting .472, with 10 digs and two aces. Harris added 11 kills with 12 digs and one ace. Ver’Leea Hardaway contributed nine kills and hit .350. Bettinson had six kills and tallied a career-high 10 blocks. Setter Haley MacDonald had a career-high 48 assists. Kate Sommer led the match with 17 digs and ran her three-year career digs total to 990, just one away from ninth-best in WSU all-time records.
The Mustangs were led by Taylor Gruenewald’s 21 kills (.381). Raeanne Griesen added 14 kills and 16 digs with Hannah Mathiesen adding 10 kills and Nicole Kessler adding 16 digs. Taylor Nelson led the match with 49 assists and had 13 digs. Caihla Petprin had four blocks.
The Cougars travel next weekend to the Notre Dame Golden Dome Invitational taking on Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI), Notre Dame and Western Michigan.