ASU volleyball falls to Arizona in the Pac-12 season opener

The Sun Devils dropped their match to the Wildcats in three straight sets

The ASU volleyball team was swept by Arizona in their Pac-12 season opener 3-0.

The Sun Devils had a hitting percentage of .144, and they were led by senior outside hitter Alyse Ford. Ford, a former USC volleyball player, had a total of 14 kills on 34 attempts in the match. 

ASU had an early lead in set one thanks to Ford and three early kills. However, the Wildcats fought back and secured the set 25-18 while obtaining a hitting percentage of .233.

ASU and Arizona battled it out in set two, going back and forth in points until the Wildcats pulled ahead and took set two 25-21.

The Wildcats then took the match in the third set 25-18. 

ASU sophomore setter Shelbie Dobmeier and junior Nicole Peterson both had 10 digs during their time on the court. Dobmeier had a total of 14 assists while Peterson had 12. 

As for the Wildcats, senior outside hitter Kendra Dahlke led Arizona's offensive charge with 14 kills in the match.

ASU's student section The 942 Crew also had a heavy presence at the match, but their trip down south would end with a sour taste as the Sun Devils ultimately fell in the contest.

The Sun Devils are now 0-1 in conference play and 9-4 for the season. The team heads to Northern California to take on their next Pac-12 team, the California Golden Bears on Sunday, Sept. 23 at 2:00 pm. 

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