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Final Week Of Regular Season On The Road

Nov 22, 2021

TEMPE, Ariz. - It's a quick turnaround for Sun Devil Volleyball as they close out the regular season on the road this week, first with a matchup in Corvallis at Oregon State on Wednesday at 1 p.m. MST before heading down south to take on in-state rival Arizona on Saturday at noon MST.

How to Follow
Both matchups this week 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 (14-15, 7-11 Pac-12)

  • The Sun Devils struggled over the weekend in Los Angeles, falling to No. 13 UCLA in straight sets before dropping the match at USC in four sets.
  • ASU has out-blocked its last three opponents, with sophomores Marta Levinska and Claudia Stahlke both matching their season highs in blocks over the weekend.
  • In second for total kills in the Pac-12, junior pin hitter Iman Isanovic has notched double figures in kills in 13 straight matches. Over the weekend, she had 12 kills on Sunday against USC and 13 on Friday in the matchup with UCLA. She is 12 kills away from cracking the top-10 for total kills in a single season in ASU history. Her kill total is already the highest a single Sun Devil has had since 2017.
  • Sophomore setter Ella Snyder had double-doubles in both of the matches over the weekend. She has 13 double-doubles on the season and 10 matches reaching 40 or more assists. 
  • As the anchor on defense for the Sun Devils, grad libero Jamye Cox has five matches in a row reaching double digits in digs. On Friday against UCLA, she had 14 digs and on Sunday she had 13 digs while also adding five assists.
  • Sophomore middle blocker Claire Jeter and pin hitter Levinska both reached double figures in kills in Sunday's loss to USC. Jeter finished with 11 kills on a .429 clip and now has 11 matches this season reaching double digits for kills. Levinska finished with a team-high 16 kills and now has notched 22 matches reaching double figures in kills.

Oregon State (4-24, 2-16 Pac-12)

  • Over the weekend, OSU traveled to the Washington schools where it was swept on Friday in Seattle and then traveled to Pullman on Sunday where the Beavers lost in straight sets.
  • Last season, the Beavers finished the conference-only regular season with a 5-13 record and had a 10th place finish in the Pac-12.
  • This is the first and only time the Sun Devils will play the Beavers this season. ASU last played OSU in February during conference-only play where it came up short in two five-set matches. In the second of those matches, Marta Levinska had 20 kills, her career high, and seven blocks. The Sun Devils have the slight edge in the all-time record, 25-24.

Arizona (15-14, 7-11 Pac-12)

  • Over the weekend, Arizona traveled to the Los Angeles schools where the Wildcats were swept on Friday at USC and then played UCLA where they came up short in straight sets. The Cats' best win came against No. 19 Stanford on Oct. 19.
  • The Sun Devils had a matchup with the Wildcats back on Sept. 23 in Tempe where the Sun Devils came up short in a five-set battle. Juniors Iman Isanovic and Annika Larson had strong showings in that match. Isanovic had a double-double with 13 kills and 11 digs while Larson notched 20 digs for the eighth match of her career reaching 20 or more digs. 
  • ASU is looking to tie up the all-time record, currently trailing by one, 53-54.
  • Sophomore outside hitter Sophia Maldonado Diaz leads the Wildcats in kills this season with 322 and is fifth in the Pac-12 in service aces per set. In assists for Arizona, sophomore setter Emery Herman leads her team with 950. The team leader in digs for the Wildcats is junior libero Kamaile Hiapo who has 376 this season.