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CUBuffs.com: Volleyball Starts Season On Road At Portland State Tournament

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    BOULDER — The 2016 Colorado volleyball season official starts on Friday, August 26, as the Buffs travel to Portland, Oregon to play at the Portland State Tournament.

    Colorado will face three teams in the first weekend of action, Aug. 26-27, starting on Friday against former Big 12 rival Texas Tech at 7:30 p.m. MT. On Saturday, the Buffs face off against the host, PSU, at 10:30 a.m., before taking on Long Beach State at 7 p.m.

    Live stats for all three matches can be found at GoViks.com, while the match against PSU will be streamed for free.
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    Links to Live Stats and, for the Portland State match, live streaming, should be available at http://goviks.com/schedule.aspx?path=wvball come match-time.
     
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    Best of wishes Buffs. Hope they start the season off STRONG!

    (Note- As I already mentioned in a soccer thread, it's shaping up as a potentially hectic weekend for me, so don't know how much I'll be able to update this or any other match threads this weekend.)
     
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    Just arranged with my sister to take dad to lunch on Saturday so I can watch the live stream.
     
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    predictions for the Portland State Invite? Based only on votes in the popularity poll, I'm assuming Long Beach State is the favorite to win this. any commentary from those who follow NCAA VB closer than I do?
     
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    Based on Pablo rankings, CU (36) should beat Texas Tech (106) and Portland State (191). The match between CU and Long Beach State (34) would be a tight match going LBSU's way. But the initial early season Pablo rankings are based on last seasons results and get more accurate as the first few weeks of the new seasons results are factored in. So, since this years CU team is without its 2 top players from last season (Edelman and Austin) and with new coaches and systems, I don't expect CU to start where they left off last season. LBSU is also not the same. So I still expect the CU vs LBSU match to be close but I would lean towards an LBSU win, especially if Gabby Simpson is out, as Coach Mahoney indicated is possible.

    I am expecting CU to finish this weekend with a 2-1 record. But I would be delighted and not totally surprised if they ended up 3-0. Anything worse than 2-1 would be a major disappointment and tells me they got a lot of work to do.
     
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    From what Jesse said and without looking at the Pablo rankings, I am hoping for 2-1 at this tourney. Just happy there is one live stream so I can see how they are doing.
     
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    Well, that changes the picture .... Portland State just beat LBSU 3-1 in the opening match.
     
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    Note- from the picture in the 1st tweet, no Gabby Simpson showing. Although the shot doesn't show the whole team, so it's not proof she's NOT playing, there is no positive reinforcement from it that she IS playing either.
     
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    Match has evidently started but the live stats haven't.


    Note- good 1st match for host Portland State, as they upset Long Beach State in the 1st match of the tournament 3 sets to 1.
     
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    Stats (at http://stats.statbroadcast.com/statmonitr/?id=137426&a=1 ) now working. Buffs down 11-13 in the 1st set. Does look like it's senior Kiara McKibben who's setting for the Buffs. Lineup looks like-
    OH (Outside leftside) hitters- A. Smith and S. Shadley (both playing 6 rotations?)
    MB (Middle Blockers)- Abu and Cuff
    RS Right side hitter)- Hayes
    S (Setter)- McKibben
    L (Libero)- C. Simpson
     
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    Buffs lose the 1st set 20-25, allowing a gaudy .464 kill % for Tech. (As reference, the defending champ Fuskers averaged .274 offensively last season.) Hopefully the Buffs can shore up the defense the rest of the match. (They did hit a very respectable .321 themselves, led by Alexa Smith hitting .667 with 5 kills already.)
     
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    Buffs come back and get set 2 25-19!
     
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    Need this 3rd set, Buffs!
     
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    Buffs lose the 3rd 24-26. They make a good comeback from 13-17 to take a 23-20 lead, but then give up 3 in a row (2 in a row on Tech blocks) to create another comeback opportunity/ need in set 4.
     
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    Buffs come on strong late in set 4 (They were only up 16-14) to take it 25-18. Going to the short (1st team to 15) 5th set.

    I've got to take off, so probably won't be able to update until after the match has been over for awhile.
     
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    Buffs win!
     
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    I was pretty nervous there.
     
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    Took Set 5 by a nice score. Like that. Keep up the good work.
     
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    Fired up for first match or really that good? We shall find out tomorrow if we can beat Portland State.
     
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    Out and about, but checking live stats, looks like the Buffs lost a TIGHT 1st set 26-28. They are up 20-15 in the 2nd.
     
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    Buffs dominated that 2nd set. Were up 20-10, had a bad sequence to take it to 20-15, called a timeout to regroup, and finished them off.

    Need to keep the momentum and bury them in this 3rd set.

    CU's block was dominant in that last set. Seemed to figure out the Portland State attack.
     
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    9-5 Buffs & serving.
     
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    13-9 Buffs & serving. Been trading points.
     
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    Nice run by Buffs to get it to 20-12. CU serving.
     
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    25-17. Buffs take Set 3. 2-1 Buffs.

    Let's finish them!
     
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    Buffs down 12-18 in the 4th. Timeout. PS serving.
     
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    Heading to set 5. 19-25 in the 4th. Buffs did about nothing well that set.
     
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    8-6 Buffs in the 5th on the side change. CU serving.
     
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    ****ing lost.

    14-16 in the 5th set.

    Should not have lost this match.
     
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    Joined in the 4th and 5th sets. They should have closed out the 5th set. 5th set was close from first point. Neither team got much separation.
     

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