Nov. 18, 2012
The Sun Devils picked up their 18th win of the season (18-13, 6-11 Pac-12) with set scores of 20-25, 25-19, 25-7, 25-15. Colorado falls to 14-16, 4-14 in the Pac-12.
Set one was a battle as the lead changed five times, with 12 ties by 16-16 before the Sun Devils called a timeout at 16-19 when
Opening with its biggest lead of the night, ASU built a 7-0 cushion to start the third behind the serve of Stephanie Preach, who also recorded a pair of service aces in that span. The Sun Devil offense then blew past
Using the momentum from the third set, the Sun Devils were on top 7-5 after Tuioti-Mariner and Follette paced the Maroon and Gold after the break. Tuioti-Mariner then teamed up with
Nora Tuioti-Mariner posted a season best 18 kills, hitting at a .464 clip.
Erica Wilson now ranks 12th all-time in kills with 1082.
Alexis Pinson is now 10th in single-season block assists with 104.
Macey Gardner is now third in single-season kills with 529. Her season tally bumped Olympic medalist and NCAA All-American Tammy Webb. Ahead of the freshman is Mindy Gowell (2nd, 555 kills) and leader Amanda Burbridge (1st, 599 kills, All-American in 2000).
Stephanie Preach is now seventh in single-season digs with 552 and is four shy of sixth. In career digs she is fifth with 1393.
The third-set victory of 25-7 is the largest margin of victory in a set for the year. Previously was 25-9, recorded three times - twice against Villanova (Sept. 14) and once against Colgate (Aug. 31).
ASU's 18 wins this season is the most victories for the program since 2000. The 2000 squad, under then coach Patti Snyder-Park, finished the season 18-12, 9-9 in Pac-12 and went to the second round of the NCAA tournament.
The Sun Devils close out the regular season with a match at