ASU volleyball breaks their conference winless streak with a victory over Cal

ASU took down The University of California, Berkeley 3-2 in a nail-biting match on Sunday

ASU volleyball is celebrating in Berkeley after claiming their first Pac- 12 victory of the season. The win ended the team's 21-game winless streak in conference play.

The Sun Devils took down Cal 3-2 in an intense five-set match on Sunday. The win was head coach Sanja Tomasevic first Pac-12 victory since joining the program.

Junior setter Nicole Peterson led the Sun Devils in set one, with four kills, two aces, two digs and one block, giving ASU an early lead.

ASU and UC Berkeley battled it out in set two, which ultimately ended in Cal taking the match 27-25.

A final kill from sophomore outside hitter Claire Kovensky gave ASU their next set win, 25-22, putting them one set win away from claiming the match.

The Bears caught up to the Devils as they took set four 25-21, forcing the match to a final 15-point tie-breaker in set five that was down to the wre.

In the set, the Sun Devils accumulated a .308 hitting percentage with a total of 13 kills which led to an 18-16 Sun Devil victory. 

Junior outside hitter Ivana Jeremic led the match in kills with 17, and senior outside hitter Alyse Ford was not far behind with 16 kills of her own.

ASU is now 10-4 for the season and looking for another win as they head to the Pacific Northwest next week to take on Oregon State University on Friday, Sept. 28.


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