WKU hosts No. 22 Washington State as part of weekend tournament

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Western Kentucky will be continue their NCAA-best, 27-match home winning streak with this weekend’s WKU Volleyball Tournament.

East Tennessee State (9-2), No. 22 Washington State (7-0) and Northern Illinois (2-9) are all scheduled to play in Bowling Green.

WKU will begin weekend play with a 12:30 p.m. Friday tilt against ETSU. The Bucs are coming off a 4-1 record last weekend in the Duke Invitational, including a four-set victory against the host Blue Devils on Saturday.

ETSU returns eight letterwinners along with two starters coming off of last year’s 19-12 season. WKU leads the all-time series 5-2 over the Bucs.

Friday night, No. 22 Washington State visits The Hill. WSU has 10 returning letterwinners and four starters along with its libero from an 18-16 campaign a year ago.

The final match of the weekend for the Lady Toppers comes against the Northern Illinois Huskies. NIU returns with eight letterwinners along with four starters. WKU leads 4-1 in the all-time series against the Huskies.