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McKenna Woodford, Penny Tusa lead No. 19 Washington State volleyball past Buffaloes

From staff reports

BOULDER, Colo. – McKenna Woodford totaled a match-high 22 kills and Penny Tusa added 19 kills and 13 digs to power the 19th-ranked Washington State Cougars to a 26-24, 25-22, 23-25, 25-22 victory over the Colorado Buffaloes in Pac-12 Conference volleyball action on Friday night

Ashley Brown finished with 43 assists for the Cougars (17-5, 8-4), while Brown and Alexis Dirige both had 21 digs.

The Cougars held on to third place in the conference and trail second-place Southern Cal by a half-game.

Alexa Smith paced the Buffaloes (12-10, 4-7) with 20 kills, while Rachel Whipple tallied a match-high 26 digs.

“It was a really hard fought match, back-and-forth, tons of digs, and I don’t think it was real pretty offensively on either side,” head coach Jen Greeny said. “Really proud of this team to come away with the win and especially on the road, and first time we’ve swept these two schools (Utah, Colorado) on the road.”

Washington State gets a week off before hosting the Arizona Wildcats on Friday.

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