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Volleyball returns to Tempe with Pac-12 home openers

September 22, 2011

The Arizona State volleyball team returns to their home turf this weekend to face two Pac-12 opponents in their first matches at Wells Fargo Arena since August 27. The Sun Devils will face Washington State on Friday at 7 p.m. and No. 4 Washington at 1 p.m., Sept. 25.

The Devils recently wrapped up an eight-game road trip, the team’s longest since 2003. The lengthy journey took its toll, and the Devils are coming back to Tempe with a 4-7 record and a 4-match loss streak. 

Sophomore Ashley Kastl continues to lead the team in kills per set with a 3.33 average, the tenth-best in the conference. Sophomore Sarah McGaffin is also ranked in the league with the sixth-most assists per set at 10.2.

Against the WSU Cougars, ASU is currently 29-22 all time, their last match resulting in a win for the Devils. The Cougars are presently 8-4 overall, and match the Devils in Pac-12 play with a 0-2 record. WSU is coming off of a two-match loss streak, losing both matches in their Pac-12 opening weekend to No. 6 UCLA and No. 13 USC.   

ASU has an 18-36 record against Washington and has dropped the last 17 consecutive matches to the Huskies. UW is ranked No. 4 overall in the latest AVCA poll with a 9-1 overall record and 1-1 in Pac-12 play. The Huskies had an 8-0 start to their season and lost their first match to USC last weekend. 

Friday, 9/23 -  Youth Night/Camper Reunion Night - $3 admission for all youth club teams 12-u. Must wear your camper/youth shirt.
Sunday 9/25 - $3 Admission when you present your USC football ticket stub.
Extra - Post Game Autographs - All weekend