Volleyball keeps streak alive with win over Washington State

<p>TEMPE, Ariz. - The ASU Volleyball team continued their winning ways on Thursday night thanks to <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/giordano_margie00.html… Giordano&#39;s</a> 16 kills and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/todorovich_sara00.html… Todorovich&#39;s</a> Pac-10 season match-high five solo blocks as they grabbed their third consecutive Pac-10 win, downing Washington State in four games, 30-22, 28-30, 30-22 and 31-29. The Sun Devils are now 14-11 overall and an even 6-6 in conference play as Washington State falls to 9-16 and 0-11 in the Pac-10.</p><separator></separator><p>&nbsp;</p><separator></separator><p>Game one saw both teams come out even paced, but after eight tie scores and two lead changes the Sun Devils finally pulled away for good to take a 30-22 win with <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/reaves_sarah00.html">S… Reaves</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/giordano_margie00.html… Giordano</a> pairing up for six kills.</p><separator></separator><p>&nbsp;</p><separator></separator><p>Game two saw the Cougars surge back with Jackie Albright leading WSU with five kills and backed by Tara West and Brittany Johnson&#39;s four apiece to just barely edge ASU 30-28. <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/todorovich_sara00.html… Todorovich</a> and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/fernandes_danielle00.h… Fernandes</a> both had four kills apiece in the game, with Washington State just barely topping ASU&#39;s kill total 17-16.</p><separator></separator><p>&nbsp;</p><separator></separator><p>Game three saw ASU surge back with a team .308 attack percentage with <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/giordano_margie00.html… Giordano</a> exploding for nine kills. WSU&#39;s Jackie Albright was right on Giordano&#39;s heels with six kills, but the effort wasn&#39;t enough as ASU took the game 30-22.</p><separator></separator><p>&nbsp;</p><separator></separator><p>Game four saw the teams square off in another tough battle with <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/reaves_sarah00.html">S… Reaves</a> grabbing six kills and <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/fernandes_danielle00.h… Fernandes</a> grabbing five, with <a href="http://thesundevils.cstv.com/sports/w-volley/mtt/smith_staci00.html">St… Smith&#39;s</a> two solo blocks coming in key for the Sun Devils as they came from behind to just barely edged the Cougars 31-29 and take the match.</p><separator></separator><p>&nbsp;</p><separator></separator><p>The Sun Devils hit the court again tomorrow night to try and keep their streak alive as they take on the No. 4 Washington Huskies in Tempe at Wells Fargo Arena. Game time is at 7 p.m.</p><separator></separator><p>&nbsp;</p>