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Volleyball ready to kick-off 2010 duel

September 30, 2010

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The Sun Devil Women’s Volleyball Team (5-9 overall, 0-2 Pac-10) take the high... or maybe low road as they head down to Tucson this weekend to kick-off the 2010 State Farm Territorial Cup this Friday. The Sun Devils are set to face the Wildcats (10-4, 0-2 Pac-10) at 7 p.m. in the McKale Center. The match will be aired on tape delay by Fox Sports net with Jim Watson and Holly McPeak calling the action.

Join the Party:
In addition to gametracker this season, Sun Devil Volleyball will also be running a webcast of the matches via CoverItLive which gives fans the opportunity to interact with the team and get quick up-to-date info on matches. It’s not exactly HD quality... but you get to see some of the action in live time!

Follow the Sun Devils Live:
ASU’s fans can follow all of ASU’s home matches, as well as some road matches, via the free statistical GameTracker system at Just click on the Women’s Volleyball schedule and click on the live stats link!

Scouting this Weekend’s Competition/Series History:
The Sun Devils face a formidable foe in their in-state rival, Arizona for a series that goes back to 1976, and over 30 years later, ASU holds a 40-38 record against the Wildcats. In his first two seasons against UA, Jason Watson has only taken one win from the Wildcats, in 2007 to hold a 1-3 record while at ASU. In Pac-10 history since 1986, ASU still holds the lead over the Wildcats with a 26-22 record. When playing in Tucson though, Arizona still holds the slight edge with a 13-11 record.

Bring The Heat:
In addition to bringing in some powerhitters this season, the Sun Devils also see their kill leader from the past three seasons returns for her senior campaign as Sarah Reaves takes to the court as an upperclassman. Reaves finished the 2009 season with a career-best 459 kills which she preluded to in 2008 season with 431 kills on the year. Her 418 in 2007 combined with her 230 in 2010 already to bring her career tally to 1,538to enter the 1,000 mark club where only 11 others in ASU history stand as well as place her 2nd in active Pac-10 leaders.