ASU Volleyball Week In Review

Sept. 9, 2002

Reviewing Arizona State Volleyball
Arizona State University (2-1 overall, 0-0 Pac-10)

2002 Statistics

Match Results From Last Week (2-1 at South Carolina Classic):
lost to South Carolina, 1-3 (31-33, 33-31, 26-30, 25-30)
beat #13 Pacific, 3-2 (30-28, 29-31, 30-21, 24-30, 15-12)
beat Creighton, 3-0 (30-18, 30-11, 30-20)

What's Up Next For ASU Volleyball:
at Four Points Sheraton/Red Raider Classic
vs. Clemson -- Sept. 14 -- TBA -- United Spirit Arena (Lubbock, Texas)
at Texas Tech -- Sept. 15 -- 1 p.m. -- United Spirit Arena (Lubbock, Texas)

Notes on ASU Volleyball:
The Devils opened the 2002 season by going 2-1 at the South Carolina Volleyball Classic... ASU lost its fourth straight season opener by falling 3-1 to host South Carolina... the South Carolina match marked the start of the 30th Anniversary of Sun Devil volleyball... the program now owns a 22-8 all-time record in season openers and head coach Patti Snyder-Park is 9-5 all-time in season openers... Snyder-Park is in her last year as ASU's head coach... the program now has 496 all-time victories... in the three matches the Sun Devils recorded 34 service aces for a 2.83 per game average... the Sun Devils were led by junior outside hitter Juliana Escobar, who averaged 4.83 kpg, 3.08 dpg and 1.25 service aces per game... senior middle blocker Julia Leddy hit .492 (37-7-61) in the three matches, including back-to-back 14-kill matches vs. South Carolina and Pacific... junior middle blocker Jodi Smith came on in the last two matches, finishing the weekend with 26 kills and a .426 hitting percentage... ASU's 3-2 victory over 13th-ranked Pacific marked the Devils first win over a ranked opponent since beating Stanford at home in 2000... the 30-11 game-two win over Creighton was the most decisive ASU game victory since the NCAA adopted the rally scoring system last year... junior Courtney Blocher was ASU's mainstay at the new libero position and played well with a 2.75 dpg average... junior setter Cheryl Anglin recorded 125 assists (10.42 per game average) in the three matches and is now just seven assists short of cracking the top five in ASU history... the Sun Devils continue their season on the road next weekend with the Sheraton Four Points/Red Raider Classic in Lubbock, Texas... ASU will take on Clemson on Saturday (TBA) and host Texas Tech on Sunday (1 p.m.)... the Sun Devils make their home and Pac-10 debut Sept. 20 vs. third-ranked USC at Wells Fargo Arena... including the victory over Pacific, ASU is scheduled to play nine of its 25 matches against ranked opponents... Leddy and Escobar were named to the all-tournament team.

Pac-10 Player of the Week Nomination:
Juliana Escobar (OH, Jr., Sobradinho DF, Brazil): Junior outside hitter Juliana Escobar had an outstanding debut in her first action as an Arizona State Sun Devil... the 2001 AVCA Junior College Player of the Year out of Barton County CC notched a pair of double-doubles and led ASU in kills in all three matches over the weekend... the native of Brazil averaged 4.83 kills per game in the tournament and had 37 digs for a team-best 3.08 dpg average... her deadly jump-serve led to 15 service aces (1.25 average) and included a six-ace game in the tournament finale vs. Creighton... the six service aces tied for seventh in ASU single-match history... her 25 kills and 32.0 points in the five-game win over 13th-ranked Pacific are the most by an ASU player since the NCAA adopted the rally scoring format last year.

Escobar's Match Statistics at Carolina Classic:

                                         |-------ATTACK------|  SET |-SERVE-| PASS  DEF |-------BLOCK------| GEN         TeamDate         Opponent                GP    K    E   TA    Pct    A   SA   SE   RE  DIG   BS   BA   BE Total  BHE Points   Hit%Sep 06, 2002 at South Carolina......  4   21   11   51   .196    0    4    2    -   18    0    0    0   0.0    0   25.0   .245Sep 07, 2002 vs #13 Pacific.........  5   25   16   64   .141    0    5    3    -   15    2    0    0   2.0    0   32.0   .195Sep 07, 2002 vs Creighton...........  3   12    2   17   .588    1    6    4    -    4    1    0    0   1.0    0   19.0   .461Totals (4.83 kpg)................... 12   58   29  132   .220    1   15    9    -   37    3    0    0   3.0    0   76.0   .262

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