Colorado improved to 13-5 on the season (3-4 Pac-12) on Friday night with a sweep of Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz.
The loss moves ASU to 10-9 overall as well as 0-7 in Pac-12 play.
It was an all-around team win, with six players recording at least two kills. For the second straight match, Frankie Shebby led the Buffs in kills, this time recording 11. Anna Pfefferle was next on the team with eight kills and also hit .500 with just one error on 14 attacks.
"We came into this match serving a little tougher, which is why we had so many errors, but I think we did a nice job getting them (ASU) out of system. When they were in one option, we point scored really well," Colorado head coach Jesse Mahoney said.
Alexa Smith and Naghede Abu each tallied seven kills. Abu recorded a match-best .636 hitting percentage with no errors on 11 swings. Joslyn Hayes got into the action with six kills and Justine Spann added another two. Brynna DeLuzio handed out 37 assists in the win while directing CU to a team .250 hitting efficiency.
Smith led the team with 12 digs, while DeLuzio and Gabby Carta-Samuels each tallied 11 digs. Shebby added eight digs and Spann picked up seven. At the net, Abu posted four blocks, one solo and three assists, while Smith and Hayes each put up three.
The Sun Devils were led by Oluoma Okaro, who recorded a match-best 18 kills while hitting .333. She also added 10 digs for a double-double, as well as three blocks. Halle Harker picked up 19 digs, a match-high, on defense for ASU.
CU has won three of the last five meetings between the two teams.
The Buffs are 7-4 in matches away from Boulder and are 6-2 in three-set matches this season
The Buffs head to Tucson, Ariz. to finish a four-match road trip against the Arizona Wildcats on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 2 p.m.
Colorado 3, Arizona State 0Colorado (13-5, 3-4 Pac-12) 25 25 26
Arizona State (10-9, 0-7) 21 16 24
Kills — Colorado: Shebby 11, Pfefferle 8, Smith 7; ASU: Okaro 18, Hughes 8, Jeremic 5.
Blocks — Colorado: Abu 4, Smith 3, Hayes 3; ASU: Unzue 5, Okaro 3, Dobmeier 1.
Assists — Colorado: DeLuzio 37; ASU: Dobmeier 22.
Aces — Colorado: Spann 2, Pfefferle 1; ASU: Okaro 1, Johnson 1.
Digs — Colorado: Smith 12, DeLuzio 11, Carta-Samuels 11; ASU: Harker 19, Dobmeier 13, Okaro 10.