VB: UA dominates ASU in three-set sweep - Tucson News Now

VB: UA dominates ASU in three-set sweep

The Wildcats win in Tempe for the first time since 2014 (Photo courtesy: Arizona Athletics). The Wildcats win in Tempe for the first time since 2014 (Photo courtesy: Arizona Athletics).
TEMPE, AZ -

Arizona volleyball opened the 2017 Pac-12 season with a straight set victory over rival Arizona State in Tempe, 26-24, 25-18, 25-22.

The victory was UA's first in Tempe since the 2014 season and broke a streak of four straight matchups between the two teams won by the home team. 

Jade Turner recorded a career-high 11 blocks on .381 hitting and put down a team-high six blocks. 

Arizona (7-3, 1-0) had a season-high seven service aces. ASU (10-3, 0-1 Pac-12) had no aces to go along with five errors.

The match was the first competition this year in the Territorial Cup Series, the annual all-sports battle between the Wildcats and Sun Devils. ASU has won the Series four straight years.

You can read more about Thursday night's win over ArizonaWildcats.com.

The Wildcats return home to host Washington State on Saturday at 6 p.m. MST to conclude week 1 of Pac-12 play.

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