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Volleyball hosts Utah (Friday at noon, SENIOR DAY GAME)

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by AztecBuff, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. AztecBuff

    AztecBuff Club Member Club Member

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    1st, Happy Thanksgiving holiday everyone!

    The Buffs finish off their regular (hopefully not overall) season against a tough Utes team that ALWAYS seems to challenge (if not defeat) the Buffs. (The Buffs suffered (by far) worst RPI loss this year in their conference season opening match visiting the Utes, who are currently RPI rated 126.) The Buffs have beaten Utah the last 3 years in a row in Boulder, but the last 2 years have both been TIGHT 5 set victories. (I especially remember a couple years ago, when I believe the Buffs had to mount a furious comeback to send that year's seniors off with a win on their day, as well as probably having been necessary for them to earn their 1st spot in the NCAA tourney in many years.)

    Note to team- don't feel any obligation to us fans to give us extra excitement or more points to see; feel free to sweep the Utes if you have the opportunity. We'll be fine with that. Be hungry and relentless!

    About the Utes (From http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210529809 )
    "Utah is 10-19 this season and is 10th in the conference (4-14). The Utes have recorded a 5-8 road record this season and have gone 1-5 in the last six matches. Adora Anae is fourth in the conference with 4.23 kills per set and adds 3.32 digs per set, which also leads the Utes. Brenna Young is 10th in the league in blocks, averaging 1.11 per set. UU leads the all-times series against the Buffs at 8-6. The Utes defeated CU (3-1) to start the conference season back in September."
    (Note- after the above was written, the Utes were swept in Salt Lake City Wednesday afternoon by the nationally #2 ranked Washington Huskies.)

    Live video- on Pac 12 networks (Mountain and National channels), and also available online at http://pac-12.com/live?network=P12MTN for those whose cable/ satellite subscription includes Pac 12 Network online access.

    Link to link to Live Stats - http://www.cubuffs.com/liveStats/li...G=C&DB_OEM_ID=600&LIST_SPORT_KEY=W_VOLLEYBALL

    Senior Day Note- I also mentioned it in another thread, but since this is the official game, here are links to the nice article and accompanying videos on the 2 great and team transforming seniors who will be donning their Buff uniforms for their last time in Boulder at this match-
    Article entitled "CU Seniors Austin, Edelman Relish Role In Turnaround" available at http://www.cubuffs.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=600&ATCLID=210527298 . Videos also available for Nicole Edelman (http://www.cubuffs.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=4738798) and Alexis Austin (http://www.cubuffs.com/mediaPortal/player.dbml?id=4738898).
     
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  2. BeBe

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    Luv your note to the team. And I wholeheartedly agree! I could do with a nice no stress Buffs victory tomorrow, especially after the nailbiter yesterday.
     
  3. AztecBuff

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    And the match is beginning.

    I am thankfully out of town having a great time with family, but do wish I could have transported to the Keg for a couple hours just to applaud the team overall and the seniors in particular for doing a GREAT job while exceeding expectations this year. (After being picked a distant 6th in the Pac pre-season poll, they are insured either a solo (with a win today) or tie for (if a loss) 5th place finish in the Pac, with the perception of many going into the year (mainly due to the loss of 1st Team All-American Taylor Simpson and a few other seniors to graduation) being the Buffs would regress some, while it looks like they'll end up almost identical to last year.)

    Hope anyone at the match will make a little extra noise to make up for my absence, giving the whol!

     
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  4. AztecBuff

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    Buffs down early 2-5; TO CU.
     
  5. AztecBuff

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    7-14. Another TO for CU. (Buffs making some unforced hitting errors they can't afford, and passing definitely hasn't been at an "A" level either.)
     
  6. AztecBuff

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    As with Wednesday's match, looking like an UGLY 1st set, with the Buffs losing 17-21 so far while hitting negative %. They are looking a little better the last few points, causing a Ute TO.
     
  7. AztecBuff

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    Buffs lose the 1st 19-25. Looks like as on Wednesday, the Buffs will need to play catch-up.
     
  8. MarkW

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    Buffs struggled in many facets of the game in the 1st set loss. No consistency or emotion from the team.
     
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    9-7 CU in the 2nd after overcoming an early 3 or 4 point deficit. TO utes.
     
  10. AztecBuff

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    Always wonder how senior days/ final matches of the regular season effect teams, as they MUST feel somewhat different emotionally.
     
  11. AztecBuff

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    CU up 19-13. TO utes.
     
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    After letting a couple set points get away, CU calls TO. Still up 24-20.
     
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    Buffs tie it up at 1 set apiece!!! 25-21 score in the 2nd. Way to go Buffs!
     
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    10-5 Buffs early in the 3rd. TO utes.
     
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    Looking stronger in this 3rd set.
     
  16. AztecBuff

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    20-13 CU. TO utes.
     
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    C'mon Buffs, close it out.
     
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    There we go!
     
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    Buffs end the 3rd STRONG and get the 25-15 win. Now up 2 sets to 1.
     
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    Keeping it up here in the 4th set, 13-7 Buffs.
     
  21. AztecBuff

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    13-7 CU in the 4th. TO utes.
     
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    Oops. Sorry, Aztec.
     
  23. Uncle Ken

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    Ef. I thought the match was at 2. I was going to wander down.
     
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    Hope Simpson's OK after taking that shot. Staying in, but that has to hurt taking a spike in the face.
     
  25. AztecBuff

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    17-13 CU. TO CU after they lose a few points in a row.
     
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    Buffs up 21-15. To utes.
     
  27. AztecBuff

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    Buffs get the MATCH WIN a 25-17 win in the 4th. They've done all they can do today.

    Hopefully the selection committee can look beyond the JOKE that sometimes is the RPI.
     
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  28. Uncle Ken

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    Congrats seniors. You have presided over a fundamental turnaround of this program!
     
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    Great win and congrats on a great season! Let's hope that season continues!
     
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    In addition to a special thanks and congrats to the seniors today, forgot to congratulate Buff volleyball program overall (including ALL the Buff players and coaches of the past and present) on its 500th all-time victory!


     
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