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UCLA sweeps ASU in volleyball

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Posted: Saturday, November 8, 2003 2:56 am | Updated: 1:26 pm, Thu Oct 6, 2011.

Six-ranked UCLA swept Arizona State, 30-19, 30-25, 30-17, Friday night in Pac-10 volleyball play at Wells Fargo Arena.

ASU (8-14, 3-10) lost its fourth straight match.

The Devils face top-ranked and defending national champion USC at 7 tonight at Wells Fargo Arena.

Redshirt junior Natalie Harris led the Sun Devils with 10 kills. Senior outside hitter Juliana Escobar added seven kills and led the team with 12 digs. Senior Courtney Blocher added 10 digs, moving into the ASU career top 10 with 1,108.

Three players recorded at least eight kills for the Bruins (20-5, 11-4). Brittany Ringel and Colby Lyman led UCLA with nine kills apiece, and Brynn Murphy added eight. Setter Krystal McFarland led all players with 39 assists, and All-Pac-10 player Chrissie Zartman notched 20 digs for the Bruins.


• Dane Sardinha, a Cincinnati Reds product, ripped a two-run homer as the Scottsdale Scorpions defeated the Peoria Saguaros, 7-2, at Scottsdale Stadium. Diamondbacks prospect Sergio Santos provided an insurance run with his third homer of the season in the bottom of the seventh inning. Pete Sikaras (Diamondbacks) pitched a scoreless fifth inning to earn the win and improve to 2-0.

In other action, Kansas City Royals prospect Zach McClellan allowed one run on two hits and struck out three in three innings as the Peoria Javelinas downed the Grand Canyon Rafters 6-1 at Peoria Sports Complex.


• Arizona State's Josylnn Burkett upset top-seeded and defending Thunderbird Invitational champion Saras Arasu of Duke in straight sets, 6-2, 6-2, to highlight the first day of the Arizona State/Thunderbird Women's Tennis Invitational at ASU’s Whiteman Tennis Center.

In doubles action, Burkett and Sabrina Capannolo defeated Jieun Jacobs and Catherine Lynch of California, 8-5.

Teams from Arizona State, California, Duke, Kansas State, Purdue, Rice and UNLV are competing. The second-round of the main draw doubles along with the consolation round will begin today's action at 9 a.m. Quarterfinals play in both the main and consolation singles draws will get under way at 10 a.m.


• Mark Tucker and Tom Pace have signed contracts to remain with the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. As per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Tucker will return for his eighth season on the offensive and defensive lines with the Rattlers. In 2003 he appeared in all 16 regular season games and intercepted his first career pass at Chicago on May 11.

Pace, an Arizona State product, had a breakout rookie season at wide receiver/linebacker in 2003. He caught 32 passes for 399 yards and eight touchdowns. He also returned two interceptions for touchdowns.

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