This Week In Cougar Athletics History
Oct. 15, 1993
The Cougars stunned fifth-ranked Southern California 3-1 (9-15, 19-17, 15-9, 15-13) before 2,224 fans at Bohler Gym.
In registering a victory over the highest-ranked opponent in school history, the Cougars, who entered the match ranked 20th nationally, improved to 13-3 overall and 5-3 in Pac-10 play. USC dropped to 11-4 overall and 5-3 in the conference.
WSU was led by the 29 kills and six blocks from outside hitter Becky Howlett, who hit a season-high .377. Darci Wellsandt tallied a career-high 16 kills and 18 digs while Joanne Johnson recorded 16 kills. Krista Beightol had a season-high 63 assists.
"Our plan for this match was to go out and play the best volleyball we could play, Howlett said. "We were constantly on the 'up' and if we did get down, we got right back up. We got the outcome we wanted."
Oct. 18, 1958
Led by a dominant performance from its defense, Washington State College stunned the 14th-ranked Oregon Ducks 6-0 before an Oregon homecoming crowd of 18,500 at rain-soaked Hayward Field.
The Cougars, who were14-point underdogs to Oregon, scored their only touchdown in the second half on quarterback Bobby Newmanís 1-yard sneak. The score culminated a 16-play, 88-yard drive.
That was all the WSC defense needed, as the Cougars shut down the Oregon offense to the tune of 92 rushing yards, 58 passing yards, and seven first downs. Conversely, the offense ran for 203 yards, added 72 passing yards, and tallied 16 first downs.
The win improved the Cougars to 3-2 in what would become a 7-3 season, the second of three consecutive winning seasons for the program.
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