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Author Topic: Volleyball Thread  (Read 178355 times)

wadesworld

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« Reply #875 on: October 28, 2021, 11:03:12 AM »
Marquette hosts Creighton tomorrow night.  Creighton has lost twice in the Big East, but beat Marquette at Creighton so they would have the tie breaker on Marquette if they win again.  It sounds like Creighton is dealing with some injuries.  Marquette would essentially lock up the Big East title if they win this one (they would be 2 games up on Creighton and UCONN if UCONN also wins Friday, but they also beat UCONN both matchups this year, and I don't see 2 more losses this year after tomorrow for Marquette).  Creighton has absolutely owned Marquette in the series, so we'll see if they can finally chase the Bluejay demons.
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« Reply #876 on: October 28, 2021, 11:58:44 AM »
I have a feeling once they get one or two on Creighton, the flood gates will open.

Just a weird mental block. Sure Creighton is always pretty talented, but I don’t think that much more than Marquette.

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« Reply #877 on: October 28, 2021, 01:18:41 PM »
I can't, for the life of me, understand how Georgetown beat UCONN. Once the Hoyas started 0-4 - with home losses to DePaul, Butler, and Xavier (not to mention the obligatory loss to MU), I honestly thought they might go 0-18 for the Big East. I obviously don't follow as closely as I did in the past, but they are not good. It's been disappointing to see how far they've fallen so quickly.
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« Reply #878 on: October 28, 2021, 02:33:17 PM »
I can't, for the life of me, understand how Georgetown beat UCONN. Once the Hoyas started 0-4 - with home losses to DePaul, Butler, and Xavier (not to mention the obligatory loss to MU), I honestly thought they might go 0-18 for the Big East. I obviously don't follow as closely as I did in the past, but they are not good. It's been disappointing to see how far they've fallen so quickly.

Did not even realize that was one of UCONN's Big East losses.  Without that in there, they could've finished second in the Big East this year.  Don't think it would've been close to enough for an NCAA Tournament berth given a pretty soft schedule and some non-con losses to mid-majors, but they've had a pretty good Big East season.
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« Reply #879 on: October 29, 2021, 07:19:25 AM »
Agree. This is a bell weather game. MUVB needs to get off the schneid versus Creighton where they are 5-22.

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« Reply #880 on: October 29, 2021, 10:38:40 PM »
Was at the match. Not very impressive. Ball control is solid. They can’t terminate on anything and are really poor in transition offensively. They kept throwing up high balls to the right pin in transition, into Creighton’s big outsides, while letting Creighton’s short and not super athletic setter go unchallenged at the net. And they let that same setter get a number of kills offensively.

Wolf’s setting and Rennie in the middle were very impressive. Theis panicked after losing set 3. Rennie not nearly as effective on the right, and the middle that came in was not very good.
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« Reply #881 on: November 26, 2021, 12:18:48 PM »
Front page of the Journal Sentinel:

https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/college/marquette/2021/11/26/marquette-volleyballs-savannah-rennie-has-overcome-health-scares/8644601002/

Marquette volleyball player overcame a liver transplant, cancer, and a torn ACL to dominate on the court.
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Have some patience, FFS.

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« Reply #882 on: November 27, 2021, 08:11:25 AM »
Front page of the Journal Sentinel:

https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/college/marquette/2021/11/26/marquette-volleyballs-savannah-rennie-has-overcome-health-scares/8644601002/

Marquette volleyball player overcame a liver transplant, cancer, and a torn ACL to dominate on the court.

Wow - that's quite a lot that Rennie has overcome to keep playing volleyball.

It's no real surprise as Marquette and Creighton will meet in the Big East Tournament final today - that's the 4th time in 5 years that's happened.  That's at 1P central from the Al on FS2.

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« Reply #883 on: November 29, 2021, 06:29:31 AM »

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« Reply #884 on: December 02, 2021, 03:55:06 PM »
Not a great start for MU.  I wasn't impressed with Creighton, and the fact that they pretty much dominated us three times this year made me thought Dayton might take it to MU.  Maybe they'll turn it around, but even so, I kind of like Purdue as the second best team (behind Texas) this year.
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« Reply #885 on: December 02, 2021, 04:01:16 PM »
Sounds like Hope Werch's season is over with a knee injury?  So that certainly doesn't help the cause.
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« Reply #886 on: December 03, 2021, 09:22:18 PM »
Dayton was up 2-0 on Purdue and lost the next three 25-15, 25-6, 15-5. That’s absurd.
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« Reply #887 on: December 03, 2021, 10:55:02 PM »
Dayton was up 2-0 on Purdue and lost the next three 25-15, 25-6, 15-5. That’s absurd.

I don’t understand how 25-6 happens in a collegiate volleyball game. That’s unreal.

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« Reply #888 on: December 04, 2021, 01:07:26 AM »
I don’t understand how 25-6 happens in a collegiate volleyball game. That’s unreal.

A Libero with hands like Faisal Abraham?

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« Reply #889 on: May 06, 2022, 11:59:18 AM »
Nations League starts soon.

Can’t wait to see Speraw run out increasingly maddening lineups with incredibly sub-par serving performances.

Can’t believe he still has a job with the national team…

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« Reply #890 on: June 11, 2022, 01:58:07 PM »
Jake Haynes is an absolute nut job, but boy is he good. Lot of good opposites with Anderson, Ensing, and Haynes

Still think Brazil wins this match comfortably, but good showing from the US “C” team.

Still hate Speraw. Don’t understand how you play your starters in an absolute drubbing of Netherlands, but bench half the starters for Brazil…

This team may actually be okay with Micah and Shoji.