Sophomore outside hitter Ivana Jeremic saw her first game action since injuring her ankle against No. 2 Stanford, but was ineffective against the No. 16 Oregon Ducks as the Sun Devils got swept 17-25, 23-25, 22-25.
“In the Pac-12, we need to maintain,” acting head coach Carlos Moreno said. “We need to stay aggressive. We need to execute our game plan. We all need to do our job.”
Jeremic was out-of-sorts all night as she could not get any offense generated. Over the course of the evening only putting away two kills on 18 attempts with five errors.
Only one Sun Devil was able to record double-digit kills and that was freshman outside hitter Griere Hughes who had 11, respectively.
Senior outside hitter Oluoma Okaro was sorely missed as she did not dress out due to an apparent upper body injury.
It is unclear whether she will play Saturday night.
The Sun Devil defense struggled to stop the Ducks attack as well. No player reached double-digit kills, but as a team the Ducks hit .300 in the match. Only committing 12 errors compared to ASU’s 17.
The 6-2 setter system run by junior August Raskie and senior Maggie Scott through off the ASU block. Raskie had 18 assists and Scott had 22.
This is the last weekend at home this season for the Sun Devils and on Saturday night, they will be celebrating the careers of three seniors. For Halle Harker, Blair Robalin and Okaro, the match against Oregon State will be their last at Wells Fargo Arena.