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Sand Devils Come Up Short In Two Home Duals

Mar 24, 2022

TEMPE, Ariz. – Sun Devil Beach Volleyball came up short in a pair of ranked matchups to No. 7 Grand Canyon and No. 8 Stanford at Arizona State's home facility on Thursday. 

Arizona State falls to 10-8 (2-1 Pac-12) on the season. The Sand Devils are now 1-7 against ranked teams this season. There were three matches that went to three sets, but ASU came up short in each of them. Previously, the Sun Devils had seen a lot of success in three-set matches, owning a 13-6 record coming into today.

Game One: No. 7 Grand Canyon 5 , Arizona State 0
In the second meeting this season between the Sun Devils and Lopes (14-4), GCU came away with the win again. Despite the sweep, Arizona State played tough at home, taking courts three and five to a third set and three sets on different courts going to extra points.

Results (Order of Finish: 2, 4, 1*, 3, 5) 
1) Anaya Evans/Jess Vastine (GCU) def. Cierra Flood/Lexi Sweeney (ASU) 28-26, 21-16
2) Allanis Navas/Allison Hansen (GCU) def. Rylie Kael/Anya Pemberton (ASU) 21-13, 21-16
3) Tegan DeFalco/Samaya Morin (GCU) def. Lila Bordis/Sarah Waters (ASU) 21-16, 17-21, 15-11
4) Abbie Hughes/Krista Rowan (GCU) def. Taryn Ames/Kate Fitzgerald (ASU) 21-19, 22-20
5) Cami Sanchez/Dana Roskic (GCU) def. Maddy Salazar/Kylie Wickley (ASU) 26-28, 21-14, 15-10

Game Two: No. 8 Stanford 5, Arizona State 0
The second ranked dual of the day saw the same result as the first as ASU fell to Stanford (8-4, 2-2- Pac-12). The lone match to go to a third set came at the No. 3 pairs. It was Lila Bordis and Sarah Waters' second match to go to three today.

Results (Order of Finish: 2, 4, 5*, 1, 3)
1) Kate Reilly/Xolani Hodel (STAN) def. Cierra Flood/Lexi Sweeney (ASU) 21-18, 21-15
2) Charlie Ekstrom/Maddi Kriz (STAN) def. Rylie Kael/Anya Pemberton (ASU) 21-16, 21-10
3) Emmy Sharp/Maya Harvey (STAN) def. Lila Bordis/Sarah Waters (ASU) 15-21, 21-17, 15-6
4) Emma Morris/Taylor Wilson (STAN) def. Taryn Ames/Kate Fitzgerald (ASU) 22-20, 21-11
5) Maddie Dailey/Jordan McKinney (STAN) def. Maddy Salazar/Kylie Wickley (ASU) 21-15, 20-11

Up Next
Arizona State will compete in the Pac-12 South Invitational this Saturday and Sunday in Tucson at Bear Down Beach. ASU will face four more ranked teams: No. 11 Cal, No. 3 USC, No. 8 Stanford and No. 17 Arizona. All duals will be on the Pac-12 Network.