Volleyball beats the Beavers in three sets
The Arizona State University volleyball team played on their best games of the season on Saturday, defeating Oregon State in three sets (25-23, 25-17, 25-10) at Wells Fargo Arena.
Ashley Kastl finished with 17 kills while Erica Wilson added 11 of her own as the Sun Devils (6-20, 2-14 Pac-12) finished with a .336 hitting percentage to earn their second conference victory of the season.
ASU tallied 48 kills on the night, its most in a three-set match this season. It was also just the third time this year the Sun Devils had won in three sets.
Things got off to a rocky start for ASU as the Beavers (14-12, 6-10 Pac-12) jumped out to a 13-7 early in the first set. However, the team came out guns blazing after a timeout, going on a 5-1 run to bring the score within 14-12. The first set was back-and-forth for the remainder as the Sun Devils were able to draw even at 19-19 before taking their first lead of the set at 22-21.
The team closed on a 3-1 run from there to end the set on the heels of seven Kastl kills, nearly half of the team’s 16 first-set kills.
The second set saw the team ride the momentum of the first, jumping out to a 14-7 lead and never looking back en route to a 25-17 set victory heading into the break. Kastle added six more kills to her total in the set as the team as a whole had just two errors to 16 kills while hitting .483 from the floor.
From there, ASU was on cruise control as the squad dominated the final set that wasn’t even close, 25-10.
ASU’s hitting percentage on the night was by far their best of the season after hitting a previous season’s best of .308 against Oregon last night.
The Sun Devils will be back in action next Friday, Nov. 11 against Colorado as they continue their home stretch at Wells Fargo Arena.