Cougar Sports Roundup

WSU Football enters the bye week but there is no shortage of action across the WSU athletic landscape.

On Sunday the soccer team suffered its first defeat (or non-win) of the season, falling 2-0 to Portland. It really is a shame, as a victory would have secured a perfect non conference record for 2015.

A goal in the 24th minute from Portland’s Parkes Kendrick and second from Noelle La Prevotte in the 53rd minute accounted for all of the scoring in this one. Hats off to 1st-year coach Todd Shulenberger guiding his team to an impressive 7-1-0 start with the conference slate set to begin.

The Cougar Volleyball team now sits at 11-1 after winning the Lone Star Showdown in Lubbock, TX over the weekend. The first match of the season was a loss to Radford, but the Cougs have rebounded with 11 consecutive victories. The win total for 2015 already surpassed the 10 wins of 2014, and WSU has at least 21 matches remaining on the season.

Next up is a match with rival Washington in Bohler Gym at 7 PM this Thursday. The match will be televised by Pac-12 Networks so fans around the West can tune in. Anyone in Pullman please go support the squad as they look to beat their biggest rival and #6 team in the nation.

In the earliest WSU Baseball news in history, Marty Lees trotted his team on to the field for the first team practice. Thanks to @CougBaseball for posting the image on Twitter. By the looks of it Coach Lees is actually teaching base-running fundamentals at first base, which means you won’t expect to see any of these Cougs playing for the Mariners anytime soon.

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