Cal Volleyball v. Arizona State Open Thread

Fresh off of their victory over Arizona, Volleyball takes on Arizona State:

BERKELEY - The comforts of home served the No. 4 California volleyball team well Friday night, when the Golden Bears swept Arizona, 3-0, at Haas Pavilion. After dropping a pair of road matches last week, Cal did not miss a beat, keeping its home record flawless at 11-0 with the three-set win (25-21, 25-19, 25-21).

With the victory in hand, the Bears improved to 14-2 overall and 4-2 in the Pac-12 while the visiting Wildcats now stand at 10-4 and 2-3 in conference play.

Overall, the Bears hit .355 - the highest attacking percentage since the 3-0 sweep of Georgetown on Sept. 10. Shannon Hawari hit a match-best .500 (13k, 2e, 22att).Christina Higgins was not far behind, swinging .450 (11k, 2e, 20att). Hawari and Tarah Murreynotched 13 kills apiece with Higgins contributing 11.

Let's look at ASU:

Scouting the Sun Devils

•Arizona State enters the weekend on a six-match losing streak and is winless on the road this season

•Sarah McGaffin is the team setter, notching 10.31 assists per set as compared to Barrett's 11.34

•Freshman Nora Tuioti-Mariner has been the Sun Devils' most complete player, contributing 2.06 kills per set, 2.25 digs per set, and 1.31 blocks per set during conference play

•Sophomore Ashley Kastl leads the Sun Devil attack with 3.33 kills per set and is coming off a game against Washington in which she had nearly half of her team's kills (14 of 29)

•The Sun Devils rank last in the Pac-12 in team hitting percentage

•Libero Stephanie Preach ranks sixth in the Pac-12 with 4.22 digs per set

•Junior middle blocker Erica Wilson had 31 kills and hit .328 during Arizona State's first three matches en route to being named ASU Sheraton Classic Tournament MVP

•Arizona State is 0-4 in conference play and has a 4-9 overall record

It should be a great match tonight.  There are a few ways to watch the game.  Twitter. Gametracker Video stream.  Use this thread to discuss all the action.  GO BEARS!

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