Day 1 In Fort Worth Results In Split For Sand Devils
FORT WORTH, Texas – To start the Fight in the Fort on Friday, Sun Devil Beach Volleyball split its duals, beating Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 4-1 before falling to the host team No. 3 TCU.
Game One: Arizona State 4, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 1
The tournament started out on a high note with Arizona State (8-6, 2-0 Pac-12) getting a 4-1 win over the Islanders (9-5), who are receiving votes in the AVCA Coaches Poll. The first wave of matches on courts four and five both went to three sets, with the Sand Devils coming out on top in both of those. The clinch came on court three from Lila Bordis and Sarah Waters, winning in straight sets.
Results (Order of Finish: 5, 4, 2, 3*, 1)
- Cierra Flood/Lexi Sweeney (ASU) def. Poletti/Pertuit (TAMUCC) 21-15, 23-21
- Bennet/Johnson (TAMUCC) def. Rylie Kael/Anya Pemberton (ASU) 21-13, 21-10
- Lila Bordis/Sarah Waters (ASU) def. Carnes/Mirabel (TAMUCC) 21-19, 21-16
- Taryn Ames/Kate Fitzgerald (ASU) def. Lewis/Mazurkeviciute (TAMUCC) 17-21, 21-17, 15-10
- Maddy Salazar/Kylie Wickley (ASU) def. Doyle/Slusser (TAMUCC) 21-13, 21-23, 15-9
Game Two: No. 3 TCU 5, Arizona State 0
The undefeated Horned Frogs (17-0) won all five courts in straight sets. Despite the loss, the Sun Devils battled on every court, many set scores within four points.
Results (Order of Finish: 4, 5, 1, 2, 3)
- Alvarez/Moreno (TCU) def. Cierra Flood/Lexi Sweeney (ASU) 21-13, 21-12
- MacTavish/McHugh (TCU) def. Rylie Kael/Anya Pemberton (ASU) 21-15, 21-17
- Filippone/Brockett (TCU) def. Lila Bordis/Sarah Waters (ASU) 21-12, 21-18
- Vergara/Gonzalez (TCU) def. Taryn Ames/Kate Fitzgerald (ASU) 21-16, 21-16
- Muret/Scott (TCU) def. Maddy Salazar/Kylie Wickley (ASU) 21-17, 21-16
Day two of the Fight in the Fort is on Saturday. Arizona State will play Louisiana-Monroe at 7:30 a.m. MST before taking on New Orleans at 11:30 a.m. MST. There will be live scoring for both duals.