The ASU volleyball team lost once again tonight, this time, at the hands of Washington State.
ASU volleyball fell for the 19th straight time Wednesday night in Pullman against Washington State in four sets. The Sun Devils are now 10-21 overall and 0-19 in Pac-12 play following the loss.
In the first set, Washington State took an early lead with a score of 7-4. ASU later went on a 6-3 run to take the lead, 10-9. The game was tied at 19-19, but the Cougars started to pull away at the end of the set, and they eventually took the game, 25-22.
ASU led the second game by a score of 9-8 lead, but the Cougars went on a 7-1 run to take a 15-10 lead. Washington State controlled the remainder of the second game and secured the set, 25-15.
The third game started off well-contested, as the score was 12-10 in favor of ASU, but the Sun Devils took a commanding 16-10 lead as a result of a 5-0 ASU run.
Washington State was able to narrow the lead down to one point, but the Sun Devils were able to take the third game, making the match score 2-1.
The beginning of the fourth set was close, but the Sun Devils never took the lead in the game. Washington State clinched a 3-1 match victory with the 25-21 set four win.
Oluoma Okaro led the Sun Devils in kills with 15, while Taylor Mims led WSU with 24.
The Sun Devils have one more chance to avoid an 0-20 season in conference Saturday against Arizona.
ASU opened conference play against the Wildcats, and the Sun Devils were swept in a dismal performance in the first contest between these teams.
The Wildcats have also struggled this season, as they are 4-15 in Pac-12 play and 11th in the conference standings. Most recently, Arizona was swept at the hands of Washington on the road.
Saturday’s game against the Wildcats will begin at 7 p.m. in Tucson and the Territorial Cup match will be televised on the Pac-12 Arizona.