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Volleyball vs. Washington State

Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by AztecBuff, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. AztecBuff

    AztecBuff Club Member Club Member

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    Thought we might as well start a unique thread for this match. As I noted in the general thread for the Buff's Washington road trip, looks like video streaming tonight will be available at game time (8:00 MT) here- http://pac-12.com/videos/washington-state-university .
    (Always fun to see what quality these school provided streams have, as they vary greatly school to school.)


    Edit- and, looks live stats can be accessed through http://www.cubuffs.com/liveStats/liv...&DB_OEM_ID=600 .
     
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    16-14 WSU
     
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    20-19 CU. TO WSU
     
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    21-20 WSU. TO CU
     
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    24-23 WSU. TO CU.

    Lots of service errors both sides so far.
     
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    25-24 CU. TO WSU.
     
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    Buffs get set one on a block! 26-24
     
  8. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    Buffs looked far better than WSU in the first set, but were lucky to take it.
     
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    Forgot to mention, thankfully Taylor Simpson is playing this match, so either it turned out she didn't suffer a concussion against Stanford, or it was a minor one.
     
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    These announcers aren't bad. The young woman doing the color commentary sounds pretty good. The one funny thing is the play by play guy is batting about .100 in identifying the right Simpson sister.

    9-5 CU. TO WSU
     
  11. AztecBuff

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    CU lead down to 14-12. TO CU (Had been between 4-5 point lead, but they weren't able to get anything going on serve, and now WSU just got an ace.)
     
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    Looks like a small intimate arena. Wonder if this is where WSU plays basketball or if they have a separate Volleyball venue.
     
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    21-20 CU. TO WSU.

    WSU got up a couple points, but the Buffs have come back on C. Simpson's serve.
     
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    The block party saves CU- they win set 2 25-22
     
  15. AztecBuff

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    Looks like their BBall teams play in a Coors like facility- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beasley_Coliseum .
     
  16. Uncle Ken

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    Just one more! Go Buffs--close this out!
     
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    Yeah, didn't know if that was this venue, but should have looked at the pics. More research -- its Bohler Gym
     
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  18. AztecBuff

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    So, this is Pac 12 volleyball- WSU is one of two no conference win teams and, still, per the most respected rating the vball experts seem to like (the Pablo Rankings), that equates to being roughly the 54th best team in the country.
     
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    Announcer's saying this is Dad's weekend, and is their biggest crowd of the season.
     
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    18-12 CU. TO WSU
     
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    19-15 CU. TO CU
     
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    22-20 CU. TO CU
     
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    24-20 CU. TO WSU. Two CU blocks in a row looks like it may save the Buffs for another set.
     
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    My stream froze, but Buffs got the win. Good job. Onto Seattle for a match against #3 Washington.
     
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    Too bad "live stats" died at 8-5 in set 3
    Kudos to Aztec for keeping track of the score since the live stream wasn't regularly showing the score
    Oh ... and kudos to the Buffs for the 3 set sweep on the road.
     
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    Nice sweep on the road!
     
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    Good win for the Buffs!!!
     
  28. AztecBuff

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    Well- it was a win the Buffs needed, and they got it. Not a pretty one necessarily, but saved by T. Simpson and A. Austin offensively, and the block defensively. (Per the stats, looks like the Buffs totaled 13 blocks, very good for a 3 set match.) The serve, although improved later in the match at least as far as errors are concerned (4 in set one, 2 total in sets 2 and 3), didn’t seem to bother WSU that much, at least compared to how the Buffs have usually been able to bother teams at home, or even UCLA on the road. Overall, it was nice to see them pull out all the sets pretty late, showing growing maturity as they learn “how to win” as the season goes on for a team with many young players.


    And most importantly, as Orr notes- (another) road win! That makes 2 for the year out of 4 opportunities, and already equals the 2 wins they had in TOTAL (both last year) over the first 3 years in the Pac 12.


    Against Washington, they’re going to have to go for it more on their serve (hopefully without too many errors). Offensively, hopefully they’ll be able to diversify the offense some (A. Austin and T. Simpson totaled 30 out of a total 46 Buff kills tonight). Washington is the best blocking team in the Pac 12 (if not the nation), and even our top hitters are going to have a problem Sunday if their middles can just camp out near our left side hitters waiting for them to get most every ball. In our upset last year over WA, we were able to effectively use the two middle blockers involved (17 kills combined) and right side K. Schroeder (9 kills), while running a very quick offense that was able to keep the Huskies guessing. Of course, it’s going to be a tall order in any case to defeat the #3 team in the nation on the road. (Just watched the Washington – Utah match, and Washington won in 3 sets.)
     
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