Monday, 27 March 2023

NCAA Womens Volleyball

Weekend Opens With 4-1 Loss To No. 18 Pepperdine

Weekend Opens With 4-1 Loss To No. 18 Pepperdine

PHOENIX – Sun Devil Beach Volleyball came up short against No. 18 Pepperdine, falling 4-1 in the first match of the Canyon Classic hosted by GCU in Phoenix. 

Arizona State (4-4, 2-2 Pac-12) dropped four pairs to No. 18 Pepperdine (7-2), but the No. 3 pair of Taryn Ames and Sarah Waters were able to grab a win for the Sun Devils. They swept their opponent, 21-15, 21-12. This was the pairs’ sixth win of the season, tying for most on the team, holding a 6-2 record.

The freshman pair of Adriana Nieves Papaleo and Carys Thomas lost an exceptionally close match on court four, losing 21-19 in the first set and 22-20 in the second, proving that they can compete with anyone. A few other sets on other courts were within a few points as well, but the Sand Devils struggled to pull off the upset down the stretch.

Final Results (Order of Finish: 2, 4, 1*, 5, 3)

  1. Thomas/McLeod (PEPP) def. Sweeney/Wickley (ASU) 21-16, 21-18
  2. Standage/Clermont (PEPP) def. Pemberton/Weber (ASU) 21-14, 21-12
  3. Waters/Ames (ASU) def. Benoit/Quintero (PEPP) 21-15, 21-12 
  4. Campbell/Perez (PEPP) def. Thomas/Nieves Papaleo (ASU) 21-19, 22-20
  5. Briede/Oriskovich (PEPP) def. Fitzgerald/Kael (ASU) 21-19, 21-14

Up Next
The Sand Devils will play two duals tomorrow against UC Davis at 12:30 p.m. MST and against the host team No. 7 GCU at 3 p.m. MST.

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