Cal (17-10, 10-8 Pac-12) at Arizona State (18-12, 7-11 Pac-12)
Where: Wells Fargo Arena - Tempe, Ariz.
When: 1 PM
Live Stream: Pac-12 Digital (Free)
Live Audio: CalBears.com (Free)
Match Updates: Twitter (@CalVolleyball)
After two frustrating 5 set losses to the Washington schools at home, the Bears hit the road to close out the regular season. A spot in the NCAA tournament is basically in the bag, but the Bears would still love to finish the year strong.
Senior outside hitter Adrienne Gehan and the team's leader in kills has missed the last two matches. Sophomore middle blocker/outside hitter Lara Vukasovic and the team's leader in killing percentage has missed the last match. Supposedly, they are just being rested for the NCAA tournament, but it would be great to see them back in game situation either today or on Friday (road leg of the Big Spike...which will be on the Pac-12 Networks).
By the way, Coach Rich Feller is still looking for this elusive 600th career victory.
Arizona State started out the year well but had a long losing streak in the first half of the Pac-12 play. They have bounced back to play better the second time around (although this is the only meeting of the two schools this year, thanks to the unbalanced schedule).
Finally, Cal Volleyball has posted a bunch of Senior Day videos. Watch them below:
Lineup Update: This is going to be interesting.
Vukasovic is back but Gehan and Neumayr (illness) are out. Defensive specialist Sarah Cole (who actually took at least a swing on Sunday) is starting as an outside hitter. After not having enough healthy players to even practice last year, I am sure the team can handle this this year.
Adrienne Gehan (abdominal) and Michelle Neumayr (sick) are both out today.— Cal Volleyball (@CalVolleyball) November 27, 2013
First career start at OH for Cole (has started previously at DS). #GoBears.— Cal Volleyball (@CalVolleyball) November 27, 2013