Volleyball Demolishes Oregon 3-0 To Improve Top 5-3 In 2001

Sept. 21, 2001

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Sophomore setter Cheryl Anglin recorded a career-high five kills and led all players with 40 assists to pace the Arizona State University volleyball team to a convincing 3-0 victory over the University of Oregon in its Pac-10 opener Friday night in front of 876 fans at Wells Fargo Arena.

The 30-17, 30-19, 30-27 victory in just under an hour and a half improved the Sun Devils' season record to 5-3, 1-0 Pac-10, with the Devils having won four in a row and five of their last six matches. Oregon dropped to 0-2 in Pac-10 play and are now 8-3 in 2001. Arizona State is now 12-10 during the opening weekend of Pac-10 play under current head coach Patti Snyder-Park, who is now just four wins shy of 200 for her career. Under her tutelage, ASU is now 8-4 in Pac-10 home openers and remained a perfect 7-0 when opening the Pac-10 season with one of the Oregon schools.

In addition to Anglin's solid match, sophomore Kim Mehlhorn (Tempe) continues to shine at the opposite hitter position. After setting career highs with 15 and 16 kills in consecutive days at the Loyola Marymount Volleyball Classic two weeks ago, Mehlhorn led all players with 14 kills Friday night. She also contributed her second double-double of the year by adding 10 digs to her 14 kills. Senior outside hitter Jami Coughlin (Glendale) added 13 kills for the Devils and junior Brittany Ahlstrom (Mesa) contributed a match-high 12 digs.

ASU stormed out of the gates, playing for the first in nearly two weeks, grabbing the first game by a convincing score of 30-17. The Devils hit .607 (20-3-28) in the first game to jump out to the early lead. ASU brought home its fourth consecutive win by putting the Ducks away by scores of 30-19 and 30-27 to gain its second 3-0 win of the year.

Arizona State returns to action Saturday night with a 7 p.m. Pac-10 match against the Oregon State Beavers at Wells Fargo Arena on the ASU campus. Any person 18 years

Arizona State def. Oregon 30-17,30-19,30-27

Oregon (8-3, 0-2 Pac-10) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Martin, Stephanie 13-0-0, Tobbagi, Monique 6-0-1, Closs, Lindsay 6-0-7, Gilmore, Heather 4-0-2, Porter, Amanda 2-0-1, Murphy, Lindsay 2-0-0, Gerlach, Julie 1-0-0, Westendorf, Lauren 1-0-0, Chute, Sydney 0-0-1, Totals 35-0-8.0. (Assists) - Chute, Sydney 18, Gerlach, Julie 12. (Dig leaders) - Murphy, Lindsay 8, O'Neil, Katie 7

Arizona State (5-3, 1-0 Pac-10) (Kills-aces-blocks) - Mehlhorn, Kim 14-0-1, Coughlin, Jami 13-1-1, Leddy, Julia 7-0-3, Anglin, Cheryl 5-0-3, Smith, Jodi 5-0-4, Blocher, Courtney 4-0-0, Akporiaye, Alicia 2-1-1, Stephens, Mandy 2-0-1, Ahlstrom, Brittany 1-3-0, Totals 53-5-9.0. (Assists) - Anglin, Cheryl 40. (Dig leaders) - Ahlstrom, Brittany 12, Mehlhorn, Kim 10, Blocher, Courtney 9

Site: Tempe, Ariz. (Wells Fargo Arena)Date: Sep 21, 2001 Attend: 876 Time: 1:24

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