The youthful core of Arizona State volleyball (13-10, 6-6 Pac-12) has blossomed. The Sun Devils won their fifth straight game — their third upset during the streak — Sunday beating Stanford (12-8, 7-5) 3-1 (22-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-17).
The Sun Devils responded quite well after dropping the first set. The second set was back-and-forth until Arizona State broke away late. After Stanford tied the game at 18, the Sun Devils went on a 7-1 run to close it out. Iman Isanovic and Geli Cyr combined for four kills during that stretch.
Third and fourth sets were similar as well. The two teams were barely separated for most of the sets, but Arizona State’s attack brought it late.
A big reason was another good performance from Cyr. That’s a big reason the attack has been better and leading to wins.
”I think we’re getting more kills than what we’ve done in the past. We’re finding ways to get more kills, and I think that our serve receive is getting better with Geli on the court being one of our primary passers and being really good at it,” Sanja Tomasevic said. “When you add an outside hitter that can pass, it keeps us stable there as well as getting her kills. She didn’t hit a high hitting percentage today, but with 12 kills she did a good job getting the ball and getting a kill when we needed her to get a kill.”
Arizona State now heads to the Washington schools next weekend.