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ASU Volleyball: Sun Devils open season with pair of wins over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Cal Poly

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Two sweeps

Richard Martinez/ House of Sparky

Arizona State (2-0) volleyball started the season off right. The Sun Devils swept Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (0-2) and Cal Poly (0-2) on Friday as part of the Sun Devil Classic.

The Sun Devils truly couldn’t have came out the gates better than they did. In the 3-0 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (25-17, 25-13, 25-11), Arizona State set the highest hitting percentage (.476) in program history in the rally-scoring era.

Marta Levinska and Iman Isanovic, the usual suspects on the outside, combined for 23 kills to lead the way for the Sun Devils.

Three newcomers; Claire Jeter, Andi Kreiling and Beatrice Badini — all play middle blocker, the biggest positional question mark for Arizona State — made quick impressions as all three got the start.

Jeter, a Texas A&M transfer, had 10 kills herself right behind Levinska and Isanovic. Her six blocks also led the team in the first game. Kreiling and Badini combined for eight more kills and five blocks.

The win over Cal Poly (25-22, 25-19, 25-22) wasn’t as dominate for the Sun Devils, but no one should be complaining about a sweep. Jeter, Levinska and Isanovic had 11 kills apiece with Jeter’s .556 individual hitting percentage leading the way.

Ella Snyder started both games as the team’s setter after a successful freshman campaign this spring. She dished out 72 assists across the two wins.

The Arizona State finishes out the the Sun Devil Classic Sunday against No. 13 Louisville at 4:00 p.m. local time.