Sun Devils close home stand at 7 p.m. Saturday against No. 3 Oregon
Oct. 19, 2012
TEMPE, Ariz. - In front of a season-high home attendance of 1,873 during the annual Dig Pink match, Arizona State volleyball swept Oregon State 3-0 on Friday. With a victory in set scores of 25-12, 25-20, 25-16, the Sun Devils move to 14-8 and 3-6 in Pac-12. Allison Palmer added 37 assists for a team that out hit OSU .257 to their .010 attack percentage.
Erica Wilson fueled an explosive Sun Devil offense, posting 16 kills on the night. Macey Gardner added 13 kills of her own and nine digs.
Saturday vs. No. 3 Oregon | 7 p.m. PT
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Set one saw the Sun Devils open with an 11-4 lead as ASU was swinging .357 heading into an Oregon State (13-8, 3-6 Pac-12) timeout. With back-to-back kills from Whitney Follette and Erica Wilson, the Beavers took their second timeout of the frame at 16-6. Arizona State rolled to a set victory, 25-12, after Wilson went off for eight kills in the frame.
Building momentum in the second, ASU found itself with a 4-3 lead after Wilson recovered a ball leading her into the scorer's table before coming back in the rally to notch her 10th kill by that point. Despite the Devils having a five-point lead, 10-5, the Beavers chipped away to tie it at 11-all. Following three additional ties, Arizona State regained control at 18-17 en route to hanging on 25-20.
Using three-straight kills from Wilson, Alexis Pinson and Macey Gardner, the Sun Devils built a 6-4 advantage in the third stanza. Gardner reached double-digit kills (12) after teaming with Follette and Nora Tuioti-Mariner to stretch the Arizona State lead to 18-5 through 12-consecutive points. The Beavers were unable to respond to ASU's .216 attack percentage in the frame as the Sun Devils took the set, 25-16, and the match, 3-0.
About the Oregon Series
The Sun Devils lead this series 35-17 dating back to 1986. Despite holding the series lead, ASU has not beaten Oregon since Oct. 26, 2007, when they took a 3-1 victory in Tempe. In the last 10 matchups, ASU is 1-9. ASU does have a home court advantage, leading the series in Tempe 16-10.
Preach Ranks All-Time In Digs
Stephanie Preach moves up in the record book for career digs. After posting 16 against the Beavers, Preach is now eighth all-time with 1,222. Next up: 7th, 1253 by Christine Garner.
Saturday vs. Oregon | 7 p.m.
Camper Reunion - All campers receive $3 admission.
Youth Volleyball Night - All youth players, coaches and parents wearing league/club/school volleyball gear will receive $3 admission.
Oregon Football Ticket Stubs - Fans who bring their football tickets from Thursday's match against Oregon will receive $3 admission.