Washington schools in town this weekend

TEMPE, Ariz. — Sun Devil Volleyball hosts two ranked teams this weekend at Desert Financial Arena in Washington State No. 25 and Washington No. 20 on Friday and Sunday, respectively.

Fan Information

Friday’s game at 7 p.m. MST will be the annual Service Tribute game and Sunday’s game at 1 p.m. MST is Children and Youth Day. Sun Devil Hockey will also have a Friday night game at Mullett Arena, so fans can expect heavy traffic. It is recommended to arrive early if possible to avoid too many delays.

How to watch

Tickets for both games and the whole season are available here. Fans can also use the ASU Gameday app to access their tickets and for various other features in the arena. Both games will be on ASU’s live stream. For more updates, follow us on Twitter (@SunDevilVB) and on Instagram (@sundevilvolleyball).

Sun Devil Prospects

Arizona State (11-5, 5-9 Pac-12)

  • The Sun Devils return from Los Angeles after two tough games going 0-2 against USC and UCLA. Senior Iman Isanovic and junior Marta Levinska both hit double digits in wins over USC and UCLA with Marta Levinska have a double-double against USC.
  • Senior Iman Isanovic officially broke the top 10 in the ASU Record Book for career wins. She now has 1,306 in total. The previous 10th place was held by Lisa Stuck (1980-83). Isanovic is now six behind ninth, which Margie Giordano (2005-08) currently holds with 1,312.
  • As a team, ASU leads the Pac-12 in total digs, led by the senior Libero Annika Larson-Nummer. Last weekend, she extended her double-digit recovery streak to 11 games, the longest of her career. She needs to earn seven more digs to reach 1,000 career digs, which would make her the 20th Sun Devil to do so. In the team, she is first in digs with 233.
  • Senior setter Shields of Shannon continues to be the main assist for the Sun Devils, currently leading the team with 443 assists this season, the most she has had in a season of her college career. Over the weekend, she achieved her third double-double of the season.
  • Junior Marta Levinska played six straight to double the winning streak, tying the longest streak of his career. She also had two double-doubles in that streak. On the year, she has 300 kills, second on the team behind Isanovic’s 335.

Opponent Perspectives

No. 25 Washington State (17-8, 9-5 Pac-12)

  • Arizona State is playing Washington State for the second time this season. The last game between the Devils and Cougars ended in a 3-0 win for WSU at Pullman. The Sun Devils are looking to snap a five-game losing streak against the Cougars.
  • The Cougars are back in the rankings for the first time this season at No. 25 after finishing the 2021 season ranked. Among Pac-12 teams, WSU is third in aces with 151.
  • Last weekend, WSU split its games, beating Oregon State and dropping Oregon to 16th.

No. 20 Washington

  • When Arizona State faced Washington last month in Seattle, ASU took the win in a five-set game as the Huskies were ranked No. 15.
  • The Huskies lead the conference in hit percentage with .293 and second in total wins (1,313), assists (1,224) and aces (154).
  • In the Huskies’ most recent game, they snapped a brief two-game losing streak, beating Oregon State 3-1 and holding the Beavers at 10 and 13 in two of three sets won.

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