Volleyball Stumbles to Washington State

Nov. 28, 2008


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PULLMAN, Wash.Even with Margie Giordano and Sarah Reaves combining for 32 of ASU’s 63 kills on the night, the effort wasn’t enough Friday night as the ASU Volleyball team fell 20-25, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-20 to the Washington State Cougars. The loss drops ASU to 13-17 overall and 4-13 in the Pac-10 while WSU improves to9-19 overall and 2-15 in conference action.

 

The first set saw ASU storm out on the Cougars with a .310 attack percentage with Sara Todorovich leading the way with six kills for the middle and an amazing .857 attack percentage. Marina Mercer kept the offense in motion in with 15 assists to pilot the Sun Devils to a 25-20 win the first.

 

The second set saw the Cougars flip the script on the visiting Devils as they stepped up to hit .342 with Jackie Albright swinging for the fences with five kills as well as the Cougar offense combining for three blocks in the set. Sarah Reaves led the set with six kills, but six tie scores and two lead changes later the Cougars came out on top 25-20 to head to the break tied 1-1.

 

Set three saw Meagan Ganzer step up big time for the Cougars with six kills to help lead WSU to a .357 attack percentage with both Emily Rooney and Brittany Johnson hitting .667 for four kills apiece as WSU ran off with another win to take the lead 25-21.

 

Falling behind seemed to rally the Sun Devils in the fourth set as they stepped up to hit .341 with Margie Giordano exploding for eight kills and Sofie Schlagintweit for five. The effort wasn’t enough though as WSU stepped up to hit .429 and take advantage of ASU’s four service errors as they battled through four tie scores and a lead change to snake a 25-20 win and the match.

 

The Sun Devils now travel to Seattle for one last match in the 2008 season as they set to face the Washington Huskies tomorrow at 7 p.m.

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