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Hankoff kills it in Southern California

Adrian Hankoff, a senior from South Lake Tahoe, topped her season high in kills in both matches but Washington State University lost both of its Pac-10 volleyball matches in Southern California.

On Friday, Hankoff led both teams with 18 kills, but top-ranked USC ended the Cougars’ 32-game winning streak with 30-18, 30-21, 30-24 victories.

LaToya Harris, who played a key role in WSU’s 11-0 start, was limited to six kills as the Cougars hit a season-low 13.3 percent and didn’t land a service ace.

WSU didn’t have time to dwell on its first defeat of the season as the Cougars visited 17th-ranked UCLA on Saturday.

Despite Hankoff’s match-high 21 kills and 25 digs the Cougars lost to UCLA 25-30, 26-30, 30-25, 30-26, 15-12 at Pauley Pavilion. Harris added 20 kills and 12 digs.

Washington State, 11-2 overall, dropped into a tie with UCLA in the Pac-10 standings at 2-2. The Cougars play host to No. 17 Arizona on Thursday and No. 24 Arizona State on Friday.

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