Volleyball Takes To The Road To Face No. 16 USC & No. 9 UCLA

Nov. 26, 2009

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TEMPE, Ariz. - The Sun Devil Women's Volleyball Team (13-15 overall, 3-13 Pac-10) will take to the road one last time in the 2009 regular season as they head to Los Angeles to take on No. 16 USC and No. 9 UCLA this Friday and Saturday afternoon. The Sun Devils will face the USC Women of Troy on Friday, Nov. 27 at 2 p.m. before taking on the UCLA Bruins at Saturday, Nov. 28 at 3 p.m.

 

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Recapping Last Weekend:

Against No. 11 Cal: The Sun Devils came out with some fire against the Bears as they forced 11 tie scores in the first set but four blocks from the Bears D and a solid offensive output saw the Bears edge the Sun Devils with a 25-22 win in set one. ASU decided to pull it even in the second set though as Ashley Kastl led the attack with four kills coupled with ASU's four blocks to take back a 25-22 win and head into the break tied 1-1.

Cal throttled back in the third set with a .355 attack percentage as they spread the weath with four different Bears dropping three kills apiece as ASU couldn't hold them back from a 25-20 win. A determined set of Sun Devils came out in the fourth set looking for a fight as they locked scores seven times and saw six lead changes in the set, but the effort in the end just wasn't enough as ASU fell 29-27 in a heartbreaker.

Against No. 6 Stanford: Sofie Schlagintweit's 12 kills weren't enough to stave off the sixth-ranked Stanford Cardinal Saturday night as ASU came out strong in the first set with a .250 attack percentage with Schlagintweit and Erica Wilson both collecting five kills apiece, but the Cardinal were just able to edge them with a .310 attack percentage for a 25-21 win.

Stanford came to rock the house in set two as they posted a phenomenal .455 attack percentage to blaze by ASU with a 25-15 win to head into the break with a 2-0 lead. ASU showed a bit more heart in the third set with three blocks to slow the bleeding, but Eileen Murfee was in it to win it with seven kills and a .467 attack percentage as Stanford took it in three with a 25-20 win in set three.

 

Scouting This Weekend's Competition/Series History:

No. 16 USC: The Sun Devils will face the Women of Troy for the 68th time with USC holding the series lead 56-10-1 overall.

No. 9 UCLA: The Sun Devils took it to the Bruins to kick open the Pac-10 season this year with a 3-0 sweep 25-16, 25-22 and 25-22 for their seventh win against the Bruins in program history. The Bruins still hold 61-7 overall and 31-1 record at home.

 

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