2013 SCHEDULE PAGE
TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State University volleyball has released its 2013 schedule, which includes 16 matches selected to be televised on the Pac-12 Network. The first televised match will be the Pac-12 Conference opener at home on Sept. 24 against Arizona.
The Sun Devils return 2012 Pac-12 All-Conference first teamer Macey Gardner and add an incoming freshman class that ranks 13th nationally. ASU made an appearance in the NCAA Tournament last season and in 2013 will face eight opponents that also made it to the postseason one year ago.
"I think this is a nice blend for our team. Clearly, we have some challenges in the non-conference schedule," head coach Jason Watson said. "Those challenges will prepare us for an increasingly competitive Pac-12 Schedule. The margins will be thin for our team, yet I am eager to see us respond to a competitive 2013 schedule."
The team will open the season on Aug 30 at Utah Valley University's tournament followed by an additional two road tournaments before the homer opener in Tempe on Sept. 20 in the ASU Marriott Invitational. From Sept. 6 to 7 ASU will play in tournaments at Gonzaga and Sept. 12 to 13 at Illinois.
ASU will face Alabama State, Louisiana-Monroe (ULM) and Cal Poly in the Marriott Invitational from Sept. 20-21. Three days later the Sun Devils host in-state rival Arizona on the Pac-12 Network at 8 p.m. PT on Tuesday, Sept. 24 to open Pac-12 action.
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Seven of the 13 home matches in 2013 will be on TV on the Pac-12 Network.
Sept. 20 Cal Poly | 7 p.m. PT
Sept. 21 Alabama State | 12 p.m. PT
Sept. 21 Louisiana-Monroe | 7 p.m. PT
Sept. 24 Arizona | 8 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Oct. 4 vs. Oregon State | 6 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Oct. 6 vs. Oregon | 3 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Oct. 18 vs. USC | 8 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Oct. 20 vs. UCLA | 11 a.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Nov. 6 vs. Washington State | 8:30 p.m. MT | Pac-12 Network
Nov. 9 vs. Washington | 6 p.m. MT
Nov. 14 vs. Colorado | 7 p.m. MT
Nov. 17 vs. Utah | 12 p.m. MT | Pac-12 Network
Nov. 27 vs. California | 2 p.m. MT | Senior Day
Nine of the 10 road matches will be on the Pac-12 Network in 2013. The volleyball club once again takes a vigorous two-week road swing to Utah and Colorado (Oct. 24 and 27) and then to the Oregon schools (Nov. 1 and 2).
Sept. 27 at Stanford | 6 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Oct. 11 at Washington State | 6 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Oct. 13 at Washington | 3 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Oct. 24 at Utah | 6:30 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Oct. 27 at Colorado | 3 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Nov. 1 at Oregon | 6 p.m. PT | Pac-12 Network
Nov. 2 at Oregon State | TBD | Pac-12 Network
Nov. 22 at UCLA | TBD
Nov. 24 at USC | 12 p.m. MT | | Pac-12 Network
Nov. 29 at Arizona | TBD | Pac-12 Network