OSU, No. 18 Oregon In Town This Weekend
TEMPE, Ariz. – After a weekend on the road in Washington, Sun Devil Volleyball is home for the final weekend of October as they host Oregon State on Friday at 7 p.m. MST before taking on No. 18 Oregon on Sunday at 1 p.m. MST.
Friday's match will be International Heritage Night and Sunday's theme is Halloween, encouraging fans to wear their best costumes. The Arizona Coyotes will also have a game Friday night at Mullett Arena, so fans may expect heavy traffic. It is recommended to get there early if possible to avoid too many delays. For parking this weekend, please enter lot 59 on the far north side of the football stadium. Take Rio Salado West off of Scottsdale/Rural road and turn left onto Marina Heights. Follow the lot down to DFA and park in lot 59. Please do not park anywhere on the east side of Packard drive or in any of the structures.
How To Watch
Tickets for both matches and the entire season are available here. Fans can also use the ASU Gameday App to access their tickets and for various other in-arena features. Friday's match will be on the Pac-12 Network while Sunday's matchup will be on Pac-12 Insider. For more updates, follow along on Twitter (@SunDevilVB) and on Instagram (@sundevilvolleyball).
Sun Devil Outlook
Arizona State (10-12, 4-6 Pac-12)
- The Sun Devils return home from the Pacific Northwest after going 1-1 with a big five-set victory over then-No. 15 Washington. The weekend ended with a three-set loss at WSU.
- Senior pin hitter Iman Isanovic has reached double figures in kills for four-straight matches and in 16 of 22 matches this season. She has 1,255 kills and is still in 12th place in the record book for career kills and is just five kills behind Mindy Gowell (1987-91) to be in 11th. She needs 41 more kills to break into the Top-10.
- Additionally, Isanovic leads the team in kills this season with 284 this season with junior Marta Levinska with the second most with 233. Sophomore Geli Cyr and junior Claire Jeter have also hit the century mark in kills with 171 and 117, respectively.
- Setting duties were split over the weekend among Shannon Shields and Ella Snyder. Snyder had a double-double in the upset over UW with 24 assists and 12 digs as Shields had 16 assists, two aces and six digs on Sunday against WSU.
- Junior middle blocker Claudia Stahlke was a force at the net on Friday with a career-high 10 blocks. She was the first Sun Devil with double-digit blocks since Oly Okaro on September 21, 2016. Her total in blocks was fourth in the record book in the rally-scoring era.
- On defense for ASU, senior Annika Larson-Nummer has now reached double figures in digs in seven matches in a row, which is the longest streak of her career. She has 183 digs this season and is right behind fellow libero Jaden Ravnsborg who has 186 digs on the season.
Oregon State (7-13, 2-8 Pac-12)
- The Sun Devils are facing Oregon State for the second time this season after they picked a five set win over the Beavers on October 2 in Corvallis. Isanovic, Levinska and Cyr all reached double-digit kills. Isanovic's 21 kills was one of two of her season highs in the match, with her also earning a .400 clip. Shields notched her personal best 50 assists, surpassing her previous best by five.
- Last weekend at home, OSU picked up a four set win over Colorado on Friday before being defeated by Utah on Sunday in a sweep.Oregon State is winless in the Pac-12 when on the road so far this season.
- ASU and OSU last faced each other in Tempe in 2019, with the Sun Devils pulling off the sweep.
No. 18 Oregon (13-5, 7-3 Pac-12)
- ASU is facing another Pac-12 opponent for the second time this season as they faced the Ducks in Eugene and came up short in a sweep on September 30.
- Oregon is coming off of two wins at home over the weekend after a four-set win over Utah on Friday and a sweep over Colorado on Sunday. Head coach Matt Ulmer took home his 100th and career victory with Oregon's match with a sweep over Colorado.
- While undefeated at home, all three of No. 18 Oregon's losses in the Pac-12 have come on the road. This includes a loss to No. 16 Washington in a five-set match.
- The success of the Ducks this season can partially be attributed to the duo of senior Brooke Nuneviller and freshman Mimi Colyer. Nuneviller leads the Ducks in kills with 291, with Colyer trailing just behind with 278. Senior Nuneviller is 10th on Oregon's career kills list. She is the fourth UO player in the top 10 for both career kills and career digs.
- In the last four home matches between ASU and Oregon, the Sun Devils have won two and lost two.