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Sun Devil Volleyball Back Home to Host No. 15 Bruins This Weekend

Feb 17, 2021

ASU Notes

TEMPE, Ariz. – Bringing it back home this upcoming weekend, Sun Devil Volleyball is ready to get back on track as they host No. 15 UCLA for two matches, this Friday and Sunday.

Sun Devil Outlook

Arizona State (1-7)

  • The Sun Devils are coming off a challenging weekend at Oregon State. But even through the losses, the team reached double figures in blocks in both matches for the second and third time this season.  
  • Sophomore middle blocker Kennedi Boyd had her strongest weekend of the season at OSU, reaching career highs in kills and blocks in the second match. She leads the team in total blocks this season with 44, 14 more than the next Sun Devil. 
  • Freshman outside hitter Marta Levinska had a strong weekend on offense, notching 20 kills in both matches for a career high. Both she and sophomore Iman Isanovic have surpassed 100 kills on the season, with Isanovic leading the way with 115 and Levinska right behind her with 106. 
  • Setting new highs for herself while setting up the offense, freshman Ella Snyder achieved two career bests consisting of 43 assists and three aces this past weekend. She has set in every set so far this year with a total of 267.
  • Sophomore libero Annika Larson notched 26 digs in the first match against the Beavers for a new career high. She has a team-high 146 digs on the year and has reached double figures in digs in all but one match this season.

Opponent Outlook
No. 15 UCLA (5-3)

  • The Bruins have split their last two weekends against the Washington schools. This past weekend, they won the first matchup against the Huskies in five before being swept on Sunday. 
  • In 2019, UCLA advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The team returns five starters from that team, including senior All-American Mac May who leads the team in kills with 132 and 4.26 kills per set. She is the lone Bruin in triple digits for total kills.
  • Arizona State is looking for its first win over UCLA since 2014. In 2019, the teams played just once, the Bruins winning in straight sets in Los Angeles. 

How to Watch
The two teams will face each other on Friday at 6 p.m. MST and Sunday at 1 p.m. MST. Both matches will be streamed on the ASU Live Stream, or fans can go follow along via live stats or Twitter (@SunDevilVB). The matches are not open to the public.