Oregon Volleyball Falls To Arizona State

Nov. 2, 2000

The Universtity of Oregon volleyball team fell 15-8, 15-4, 15-7 to Arizona State before 503 fans at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. Oregon is 9-13 overall, 1-12 Pac-10 and the Sun Devils improve to 16-8, 8-6.

'Arizona State has the top defense in the conference and everything feeds off of that,' head coach Carl Ferreira said. 'It creates energy and they do it as well as anyone.'

Oregon was led by senior Halie Mazza and freshman Alisha Stevns, who had 10 kills each. It is a career-high for Stevens, who added three blocks and committed just three errors to post a .350 attack percentage. Mazza had a team high four blocks.

Junior Monique Tobbagi and sophomore setter Sydney Chute added eight kills apiece. Arizona State was led by Amanda Burbridge and Jami Coughlin, who had 16 and 12 kills, respectively.

'It's an automatic when you're on the road that you have to play with a higher energy level than the home team and if you're not perpared, it's going to be a long night.'

In Game 1, Oregon had a 4-0 lead after two kills by Mazza, but the Sun Devils used an 11-0 run to go up 11-4. Oregon scored on a service ace by senior Amy Banducci and a kill by Chute, but the Ducks were unable to come back, falling 15-8.

Oregon was unable to establish momentum in Game 2 and fell behind 10-0. Tobbagi got the Duckson the board with a kill, but Arizona State finished the game with a 5-3 run to win.

In Game 3, Oregon went ahead 4-2 after a kill and a block by Stevens. The game was tied three times, the last time, 7-7. Arizona State ended the tie by using an 8-0 run down the stretch to win15-7.

Oregon plays Arizona tomorrow at 6:00 p.m.

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