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Volleyball to host final home matches of 2008 Season


November 19, 2008

The Arizona State Sun Devil Women’s Volleyball Team (12-15 overall, 3-11 Pac-10) return to the home parquet one last time this season this weekend to host the Pac-10 powerhouses, the Oregon State Beavers (14-13 overall, 3-11 Pac-10) and Oregon Ducks (26-3 overall, 9-5 conference) as their Pac-10 home slate continues on. The Sun Devils will face Oregon State Friday, November 21 and Oregon on Saturday, Nov. 22. Both matches will start at 7 p.m. MT and will be held at ASU’s Wells Fargo Arena.

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Recapping Last Weekend:
Against UCLA: A State came out solid in the first set against the ninth-ranked Bruins swinging a .268 clip for 13 kills while forcing four tie scores and two lead changes through the set, but in the end UCLA’s 20 kills for a .311 attack percentage edged the Sun Devils as they fell 25-20. The Sun Devils couldn’t seem to regroup from the loss as they came out in the second set to stumble to a 25-12 loss going into the break. They couldn’t seem to shake off the trouble in the third as UCLA took it to ASU with a .400 attack percentage to put away ASU in three with a 25-11 win.

Against USC: ASU came out flat in against the Women of Troy letting errors get the best of them in the match, hitting .148 as a team. USC’s .303 team attack percentage with Jessica Gysin and Kimmee Roleder both claiming 14 kills spelled doom for the Sun Devils as USC took the straight sweep 25-17, 25-18 and 25-21.

Scouting This Weekend’s Competition/Series History:
Oregon State Beavers: The Beavers entered the 2008 season after a tough 2007 season which saw them go 10-20 overall, but like their Eugene counterparts they have returned fi ve starters and a libero and have battled their way all the way into the rankings as they currently hold a 14-13 record overall and a 3-11 record in the powerful Pac-10.

All time against the Beavers is one that ASU holds the reigns on with a 31-14 record against OSU with a 16-6 record against them on ASU’s own home floor.

Oregon Ducks:The Oregon Ducks rolled into the 2008 season after a memorable 2007 which saw them advance to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the first time in program history. In the season they went 22-11 overall and 9-9 in conference play. The best part for the Ducks was returning nearly their entire team and entire starting line-up, giving them strength and experience this year.

ASU’s all-time history against Oregon is a bit in the favor of ASU, who lead the series 35-10, they lead the series in Tempe at Wells Fargo Arena 13-3.