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Volleyball edges Washington State

October 22, 2010

Box Score

Fighting off a tough crowd and slow start, the ASU Volleyball team kept their streak alive as they topped the Washington State Cougars 3-2 Friday night in Pullman. ASU topped WSU 18-25, 25-20, 15-25, 25-16 and 15-10 to push their winning streak to four straight in Pac-10, another feat ASU has not attained since 1995. The win gives ASU a 9-11 overall record and 4-4 Pac-10 record, the Cougars fall to 6-12 overall and 0-8 in conference play with the loss.

Set one saw the Sun Devils struggle to find control as they only posted a .088 attack percentage as WSU hit .250 with four blocks to push the throttle on the Sun Devils. Meagan Ganzer led the way for the Cougars putting five kills on the floor for a .308 attack percentage to lead WSU to a 25-18 win.

ASU wasn’t about to watch the match go by though as they jumped in full steam in set two to crush a .344 attack percentage with Sarah Reaves hitting .231 with four kills to lead the assault with Sonja Markanovich hitting a perfect 1.000 with three kills as ASU took game two with a 25-20 win.

WSU made sure to let ASU know who’s gym it was in the third set though as they held ASU to a .054 average with five blocks and a .273 average as Rachel Todorovich slammed down five kills for a .214 average to send WSU into the break up 2-1 with a 25-15 win.

Coming out of the break was all ASU though as they hit .231 on the set and floored three blocks to stymie the Cougar offensive attack with Erica Wilson lighting up the boards with a .571 average for four kills as ASU romped onto a 25-16 win to push it to five.

The Sun Devils stepped up to make it happen in the fifth as well with defense making the difference as ASU put down three blocks to get the upper hand with Erica Wilson and Sarah Reaves taking it from there with two kills apiece to take the 15-10 win from a vicious WSU crowd.

The Sun Devils will play the seventh-ranked Washington Huskies tomorrow night at 7 p.m. as their Pac-10 slate continues on.