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CUBuffs.com: No. 18 Buffs Face Tough Road Test at USD Invitational

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    The No. 18 Colorado volleyball team is set for another competitive weekend of non-conference action, this time heading to San Diego, Calif., for a pair of matches at the San Diego Invitational.


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    Helpful links (from USD's schedule at http://www.usdtoreros.com/sports/w-volley/sched/usd-w-volley-sched.html)

    For match against Univ. of San Diego (start time is 8:00 PM MT Friday)-
    Live Video
    Stream - http://www.wccsports.com/game-center/578d575ce4b0081d4d6a1d51/
    Live Stats - http://www.usdtoreros.com/gametrack...ool=usd&sport=wvolley&camefrom=&startschool=&

    For Match against UC- Irvine (Start time is 3:00 PM MT Saturday)-
    Live Video
    Stream -



    Live Stats - http://www.cstv.com/gametracker/lau...hool=fo&sport=wvolley&camefrom=&startschool=&
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Big week for volleyball.

    USD is ranked #15 and won at Stanford (coming back from 0-2 on the road).
    UCI won 3-0 at then #7 USC.

    Even a split would be a successful tournament. If the Buffs could get 2 wins, we're in the conversation for a Top 10 rank.
     
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    As long as the team plays like a top ten team and doesn't get blown out of the gym.
     
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    I have added streaming and live stat links to the OP for the USD match later today, as well as Saturday's UC-Irvine (UCI) match.

    Also, a Note- The 1st tournament match was Thursday evening. After losing the 1st set 18-25, USD came back and beat UCI convincingly the next 3 sets (-19 -14 -18) to win in 4.
     
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    I was able to get the early match to load and play, so am hoping I will get to see the Buffs match.
     
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    Stream working fine so far (with no commentary). Live stats not working for me yet.

    7 all early in the 1st.
     
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    Back & forth. 7-7 in the 1st.
     
  8. AztecBuff

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    After going up 9-7, rough patch for Buffs finds them down 11-14. TO CU
     
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    Not looking good in set 1- 16-20 as Buffs take 2nd timeout.
     
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    Buffs going to have to pay catch-up after losing the 1st set 20-25.
     
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    And Buffs lose the 2nd 18-25. Going to need a metamorphosis to win this one.

    (So far, serve receive not looking good, with the Buffs shanking a few too many returns and, even when they don't, USD is showing a very strong defense that isn't letting many balls hit the ground on the Buffs 1st kill attempt, so the Torreros are getting great opportunities to get kills even on their own serve. USD's defense is what I remember from last year's match in Boulder; hard to score on then and now.)
     
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    Buffs call TO down 17-20 in the 2nd. Nice rally by the Buffs from farther back to get it close (I believe 15-16), but one or two loose points since have given USD a decent lead again.
     
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    Buffs get a couple points back- 19-20. to usd. (Great rally and perseverance by the Buffs to get their 18th point.)
     
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    And USD sweeps the Buffs, getting set 3 21-25. In addition to obviously being a good club (being ranked #15), the Torreros don't seem to be a good match-up for the Buffs, at least based on the 2 matches I've now seen.

    The team just needs to shake this one off and get ready to take down the Anteaters tomorrow afternoon.
     
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    Buffs ran into a buzzsaw last night. USD was dialed in and played at an amazingly high level. The digs they were making were crazy. Not just getting there, but the way they controlled them. And the accuracy of their hitting was ridiculous. This was not a case of CU beating themselves. USD played the best match I've seen from anyone this year.

    Credit where it's due. That squad should be in the Top 10. And if USD continues to play like that, they are a real threat in the NCAA tourney.

    Now let's rebound and beat UCI to get a split from this trip.
     
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    No shame in loosing at USD. Now the Buffs need to win the rest of their non-conference matches, which is doable.

    I would like to see the Buffs schedule USD regularly as they are always solid and give CU problems. CU needs to learn how to beat these types of teams.
     
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    Yes, the remaining non-conference schedule is winnable. I am concerned since CSU has lost 4 straight matches. Can they get so fired up that they can beat the Buffs next weekend?

    Agree to do well in the Pac 12, CU has to beat ranked teams on the road, not just in Boulder
     
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    Yup. Buffs so far are 0-2 in true road games. Their wins are all either at home or at neutral sites. They need to learn how to win on the road.
     
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    Looks like the Buffs already took game 1 25-15, but it's tight (10-9 CU) in the 2nd.
     
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    And the Buffs get set 2 25-22. Keep it up!
     
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    And the Buffs cruise to a great 25-11 set 3 win to complete the sweep. Congrats to the team for coming back strong!
     
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    3-0 on a neutral court. On to next weekend.
     
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    1-1 on this trip is decent enough. Love the bounce back against a dangerous UCI squad.
     
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