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Volleyball falls to USC


November 15, 2010

In a battle through adversity, the Sun Devil Volleyball squad fell 25-14, 25-12, 23-25 and 25-17 Saturday night in Los Angeles to push their season to 11-16 and 5-9 in conference play while the sixth ranked Women of Troy improve to 22-4 and 11-4 in conference to end the weekend.

From the start the Sun Devils just couldn’t keep up where USC put 19 kills on the floor to ASU’s 12, which coupled with ASU’s unforced errors gave the maroon and gold a deficit the Sun Devils couldn’t dig out of with Falyn Fonoimoana taking seven kills for herself to lead USC to a 25-14 to close out the set.

Set two saw the Women of Troy set it loose as they came out to crush 17 kills to ASU’s five while posting four blocks and capitalizing on ASU’s own missteps to collect with the Sun Devils handing over three attack errors and three service errors to give USC the advantage with a 25-12 to roll into the break with a dominating 2-0 lead.

Third set out ASU came out to play holding a 9-6 lead in the early rounds to see USC to battle back to a 13-12 lead before ASU took a timeout to re-coup. USC pieced it together to finally take a 15-14 lead, but ASU throttled back to a 17 all tie before USC took control for the next few points, only to see a stint of life from the Sun Devils to force a 22 all tie. Through gritty determination the Sun Devils made a match of it by pulling away to take a 25-23 win to pull it 3-1.

Set four ASU started out strong but USC started to dominate early in the set with a 10-5 lead that pushed ASU to an early time out to re-conLOS ANGLES, Calif. – In a battle through adversity, the Sun Devil Volleyball squad fell 25-14, 25-12, 23-25 and 25-17 Saturday night in Los Angeles to push their season to 11-16 and 5-9 in conference play while the sixth ranked Women of Troy improve to 22-4 and 11-4 in conference to end the weekend.

From the start the Sun Devils just couldn’t keep up where USC put 19 kills on the floor to ASU’s 12, which coupled with ASU’s unforced errors gave the maroon and gold a deficit the Sun Devils couldn’t dig out of with Falyn Fonoimoana taking seven kills for herself to lead USC to a 25-14 to close out the set.

Set two saw the Women of Troy set it loose as they came out to crush 17 kills to ASU’s five while posting four blocks and capitalizing on ASU’s own missteps to collect with the Sun Devils handing over three attack errors and three service errors to give USC the advantage with a 25-12 to roll into the break with a dominating 2-0 lead.

Third set out ASU came out to play holding a 9-6 lead in the early rounds to see USC to battle back to a 13-12 lead before ASU took a timeout to re-coup. USC pieced it together to finally take a 15-14 lead, but ASU throttled back to a 17 all tie before USC took control for the next few points, only to see a stint of life from the Sun Devils to force a 22 all tie. Through gritty determination the Sun Devils made a match of it by pulling away to take a 25-23 win.

Set four ASU started out strong but USC started to dominate early in the set with a 10-5 lead that pushed ASU to an early time out to re-convene.  The Women of Troy responded with a 14-9 push after where ASU just couldn’t retaliate to the USC assault finally falling 25-17 to USC.

The Sun Devils return home for one last home stand next weekend as they set to host the Washington schools next Friday and Saturday night in Tempe at Wells Fargo Arena. Both matches are set to start at 7 p.m. MT.