Effort not enough as volleyball falls 3-1 to No. 10 UCLA

<p>TEMPE, Ariz. - <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/giordano_margie00.html… Giordano</a> blasted 17 kills while <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/trayser_kristin00.html… Trayser</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/smith_staci00.html">St… Smith</a> each collected 12 kills apiece Friday night as the Sun Devils took on the No. 10 UCLA Bruins. Though they stormed back in the third game, the effort wasn&#39;t enough as UCLA won 30-25, 30-25, 24-30 and 30-19. The Bruins advance to 20-9 overall and 9-8 in conference play as the Sun Devils fall to 15-15 and 7-10 in the Pac-10.</p><separator></separator><p>Game one saw both teams come out firing as the Sun Devils tied the score with the Bruins nine times and grabbed lead once. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/smith_staci00.html">St… Smith</a> had six kills and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/donahue_sydney00.html"… Donahue</a> held down the defense with ten digs in the first game alone as they stayed on UCLA&#39;s heels. The Bruins pulled away from the Devils in the end though as Rachell Johnson and Katie Mills both had five kills apiece en route to their 30-25 win. </p><separator></separator><p>Game two saw ASU hit .231 as a team to UCLA&#39;s .240, which proved to be the edge for the Bruins as even with <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/trayser_kristin00.html… Trayser</a>, <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/giordano_margie00.html… Giordano</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/fernandes_danielle00.h… Fernandes</a> all collected four kills, but the Bruins stepped it up as Dicey McGraw hit .308 for five kills as UCLA took game two with the same 30-25 score.</p><separator></separator><p>Game three was all ASU though as they came out swinging as they accumulated a .294 team attack percentage while holding the Bruins to a .163 attack percentage. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/giordano_margie00.html… Giordano</a> led the attack with five kills as <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/mercer_marina00.html">… Mercer</a> entered the game for the first time to grab 15 assists as the Sun Devils took the game with a decisive 30-24 win.</p><separator></separator><p>The Bruins came back solid in game four though as Kaitlin Sather grabbed five kills while Nellie Spicer quarterbacked the Bruin offense with 11 assists. The Sun Devils couldn&#39;t answer as <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/reaves_sarah00.html">S… Reaves</a> led the offense with four kills, but only for a .059 attack percentage as UCLA took the game and the match with a 30-19 win in the final game. </p><separator></separator><p>The Sun Devils will wrap their regular season tomorrow with their final match of the season as they set to face the No. 5 USC Women of Troy Saturday night in Tempe at ASU&#39;s Wells Fargo Arena at 7 p.m. The seniors of the 2007 season will be honored prior to the start of the match.</p>