Volleyball faces ranked opponents in Maroon & Gold Weekend
THIS WEEK IN SUN DEVIL VOLLEYBALL
Arizona State (5-14 overall, 1-9 Pac-12) will hit their home court in Tempe, Ariz. to face California and Stanford for the second time this season. The Devils will open the weekend on Friday night with a match-up against the No. 2 Golden Bears at 7 p.m. Action continues on Saturday night versus the No. 5 Cardinal at 7 p.m.
FOLLOW THE SUN DEVILS LIVE!
As with every home match, you can keep up online with the free Gametracker and CoverItLive services provided by ASU Media Relations, as well as a live video stream on FOX Sports Arizona's web site. Gametracker provides live statistics and play-by-play action, while CoverItLive is a live chat where you can participate and ask specific questions of an ASU Media Relations staff member. Both matches will be covered, and you can reach these services via the links above.
FIGHT FOR THE OLD MAROON (AND GOLD)
This weekend is Maroon and Gold Weekend at Wells Fargo Arena! Show up wearing your best Sun Devil colors and receive a special $3 admission.
IN DA CLUB
Both Friday and Saturday's matches will play host to volleyball club teams around the Valley area. Clubs will be on-site to display information about joining teams and registering.
PREVIOUSLY FOR THE DEVILS...
Arizona State split their weekend games in the Rocky Mountain region against new Pac-12 opponents Utah and Colorado. The Devils dropped their opening match against the Utah Utes in a 3-0 decision that saw a slowed-down offense, with Danica Mendivil and Nora Tuioti-Mariner getting eight kills apiece. A-State bounced back on Saturday night to gain their first conference victory of the season with a closely fought 3-0 sweep against the Buffs, where Erica Wilson led the team offensively with 15 of ASU's 45 kills.
SCOUTING THE GOLDEN BEARS
No. 2 California (19-2 overall, 9-2 Pac-12) is coming off of a solid weekend, notching wins against both Washington and Washington State. The Bears saw a season high of 63 kills against the Huskies, in which four separate players got at least ten kills each, and both Tarah Murrey and Elly Barrett recorded double-double performances. Correy Johnson hit .538 in the match-up against the Cougars, while the team as a whole outblocked WSU 11-5. Earlier this season, the Devils lost their first match against the Bears, who were ranked 4th at the time, when ASU took the third set but lost 3-1 on the night.
SCOUTING THE CARDINAL
No. 5 Stanford (14-3 overall, 8-3 Pac-12) jumped up two spots in the rankings after sweeping both Washington State and No. 2 Washington. The Cardinal came out Friday night with a dominating performance over the Cougars, 25-13, 25-21, and 25-6. Stanford hit a season-high attack percentage of .419 as all 14 players on the roster participated. Saturday saw an upset against the Huskies, as Rachel Williams led the Cardinal with 15 kills, and Carly Wopat contributed 10 kills. Karissa Cook saw her eleventh double-double on the night with 30 assists and 13 digs.