Discussion in 'University of Colorado News and Olympic Sports' started by cmgoods, Aug 29, 2013.
Buffs down 2 sets to 0.
Lost in 4 sets 17-25, 16-25, 25-22, 19-25
Try again tomorrow night.
St Mary's is a good team. They were in the tournament last year and are getting votes in the AVCA pre-season top 25 coaches poll. The first two games tonight, the Buffs looked disorganized. They were playing a lineup with 3 players that were not starters last year. Taylor Simpson, the transfer in, Kerra Schroeder who was out all but the first matches of last season with an ACL, and freshman Joslyn Hayes. They also did not look ready to block the St Mary's hitters who were hitting off of quicker, lower sets. The Buffs did seem to adjust on the block some by game 3, but couldn't get enough good consistent ball control from the back row to keep winning. The also tried a couple different starting lineups. We shall see what tomorrow brings in the re-match.
Dominated by them tonight. Saw a tweet after the 2nd set that CU's hitting % was just over 20% while SMC was over 40%.
No not really. First two sets Buffs were way out of sync so I believe that stat. But the final match stats are much closer: Buffs 48 kills, 44 digs, 8 blocks and .246 hitting percentage. St Marys: 53 kills, 53 digs, 11 blocks and hitting percentage .246. Teams ended up with identical hitting percentages. The big difference was in back row play. Buffs didn't control the ball nearly as well as St Marys. That shows in the +9 on digs for St Marys. Without a good pass on the first hit, your setter is scrambling to play the ball and doesn't have the options to try for a good attack on the third hit so its much easier for the other team to read the play, set their block and their floor defense.
We're underway in the 1st set. The video isn't working well for me and I'm still looking for the live stats so I don't know the score yet.
I guess there are no live stats.
Buffs timeout. St Mary's leads CU 18-21 in the 1st set.
St Mary's take the 1st set 25-21 on service error.
Lost the first set 21-25. Follow the tweets of @CUBuffsVB to get updates.
Buffs lead 3-2 in 2nd set
7-3 Buffs lead
Buffs up 9-8
CU 14-11 timeout St. Mary's
Timeout Buffs. Still lead 18-15.
tied at 19
last one was wrong, Buffs trail 19-21
22-23 St Marys
Buffs win 2nd set 25-23. Now we're tied 1-1.
3rd set underway
11-5 Buffs. Timeout St Mary's
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