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Ranked Opponents Await Sun Devils In Washington This Weekend

Nov 3, 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. -- Two ranked opponents await Sun Devil Volleyball on the road this weekend, starting with No. 12 Washington on Friday at 7 p.m. MST before No. 21 Washington State on Sunday at 12:30 p.m. MST.

How To Follow
Friday's matchup against the Huskies will be on the UW Live Stream while Sunday's against the Cougars will be on the Pac-12 Network. Live stats will be available for both matches and updates will be provided on Twitter (@SunDevilVB) and Instagram (@sundevilvolleyball). 

Sun Devil Outlook
Arizona State (13-10, 6-6 Pac-12) 

  • ASU is currently on a five-match winning streak. Three of those five wins are against ranked opponents, making this season the first since 2018 that Sun Devils has defeated three ranked opponents in one season. The Sun Devils' winning streak is the longest since the beginning of 2018. 
  • Junior outside hitter Iman Isanovic continues to remain in the top of the Pac-12 with kills this season as she has 364 this season, good for second. In Sunday's upset over Stanford, Isanovic had a team-high 19 kills and has now reached double figures in kills in 22 matches this season. 
  • Continuing to produce on offense and defense, freshman outside hitter Geli Cyr has five matches in a row reaching double figures in kills as she had a career-high 14 kills in Friday's sweep over Cal. Cyr had her third career double-double on Sunday as she had 12 kills and 10 digs against the Cardinal. 
  • Sophomore setter Ella Snyder has set the Sun Devils for success throughout the winning streak as she's had 11 double-doubles this season and had 46 assists in Sunday's win over Stanford. 
  • Junior libero Annika Larson is second in the Pac-12 in digs this season with 352. She had 18 digs on Sunday against Stanford and now has 16 matches this season with double digits in digs. 

Opponent Outlook
No. 8 Washington (16-4, 9-3 Pac-12)

  • Over the weekend, UW was on the road and defeated USC in four sets on Friday, but they were swept against No. 16 UCLA on Sunday in Los Angeles. Sunday's loss snapped a nine-match winning streak for the Huskies.
  • Last year, Washington made it to the NCAA tournament where the Huskies made it to the semifinals. UW finished first in the Pac-12 with a 17-3 record throughout the regular season of conference-only competition. 
  • This is the second time this season ASU will play Washington. The Sun Devils played the Huskies on Oct. 10 in Tempe where they came up short in five sets. Sophomore setter Ella Snyder finished with a career-high 51 assists and surpassed 1,000 career assists in that match. 

No. 22 Washington State (14-8, 8-4 Pac-12)

  • The Cougars traveled to the LA schools last weekend where they split their two matches. They took down USC in straight sets on Sunday in Pasadena but came up short to No. 16 UCLA on Sunday in Los Angeles in five sets on Friday. 
  • Last season WSU finished fourth in the Pac-12 with an 11-4 record. The Cougars made it to the NCAA tournament and lost in the first round to Western Kentucky. 
  • ASU is playing its second match of the season against the Cougars after facing them on Oct. 7 in Tempe. The Sun Devils were swept by the Cougars, one of just two three-set losses ASU has had this fall. The all-time record between ASU and WSU is tied at 35-35.