NCAA Womens Volleyball

Run at Pac-12s Ends for Sand Devils

Run at Pac-12s Ends for Sand Devils

TEMPE – No. 6 seed Sun Devil Beach Volleyball fell 3-1 to No. 3 seed Stanford on Friday, ending their run in the Pac-12 Championships. 

Arizona State moves to an 11-9 record against ranked teams this season and 21-9 overall. This was the third time in program history that the Sun Devils had won two duals at the Pac-12 Championships. 

The No. 3 pair of senior Taryn Ames and graduate Lexi Sweeney won their match in three sets, improving to 20-9 on the year. That is good for the fourth most by a pair in a single season, sixth most for career pair wins. They both now have 61 career individual wins, which is tied for the third most in program history. 

Results (Order of Finish: 5, 3, 1, 4*)

  1. Hodel/Rockwell (STAN) def Daniella Kensinger/Ava Williamson (ASU) 21-18, 26-24
  2. Arden Besecker/Anya Pemberton (ASU) vs. Sorra/Wilson (STAN) 21-19, 21-23 DNF
  3. Taryn Ames/Lexi Sweeney (ASU) def. Belardi/Hoffman (STAN) 18-21, 21-16, 17-15
  4. Reilly/Stowell (STAN) def. Kate Fitzgerald/Ava Kirunchyk (ASU) 23-25, 21-13, 16-14
  5. Harvey/Vincent (STAN) def. Ava Haughy/Adriana Nieves Papaleo (ASU) 21-14, 21-9

Up Next
Selection for the NCAA Beach Volleyball Championships takes place on Sunday, April 28. The tournament will take place from May 3-5 in Gulf Shores, Alabama.

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