Friday was a busy day for Washington State athletics, even though the football team didn’t play.
The women’s volleyball team rebounded from a sweep at the hands of Washington to fend off Oregon State in Corvallis. The Lady Cougs are now 14-1 (1-1) and look like a possible contender for a postseason berth by season’s end. It was more difficult than it needed to be though, as WSU went up 2-0 in the match and simply couldn’t put the Beavs away over the next couple sets, making error after error to allow it to get all the way to set 5. Then the blockers returned and shut down OSU in the final set. VIDEO RECAP
Also last night, the Cougar men’s basketball team officially started their practices for the 2013/2014 season. It came with a caveat though, in that we learned early yesterday that Danny Lawhorn, the much anticipated JC transfer point guard, will miss an undisclosed amount of time for violating team rules.
Another important piece to Ken Bone’s team was missing as well with another highly awaited player, shooting guard Que Johnson out with a stress fracture in his shin. He is expected to return before the season gets underway but either way that is a huge loss at this point with trying to get him up to speed and in shape to run Bone’s new full court press. Not a good start to the season, but hey, it’s here!