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    That really was a nice comeback. To some degree, LMU exploited the same weakness as St Marys: non-Mary lake passing. The difference is that LMU is actually a solid team (50-60 range), and their serving in the first two sets was legitimately impressive. I didn't think BYU was as well as they should've even conditional on the serving, but that was legit serving pressure by LMU (kind of the women's equivalent of what Ohio State does in the Men's game). In sets 3-5, LMU serving pressure dropped off a little and BYU absolutely crushed them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    That really was a nice comeback. To some degree, LMU exploited the same weakness as St Marys: non-Mary lake passing. The difference is that LMU is actually a solid team (50-60 range), and their serving in the first two sets was legitimately impressive. I didn't think BYU was as well as they should've even conditional on the serving, but that was legit serving pressure by LMU (kind of the women's equivalent of what Ohio State does in the Men's game). In sets 3-5, LMU serving pressure dropped off a little and BYU absolutely crushed them.
    Mary can pass half the court without help and throw up 3s. It sure makes the others better and it's really hard to aggressively serve only half the court.

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    Utah County people: best home game of the year this Friday: San Diego. It's the one to attend if you're going to attend any (outside of NCAA tournament hosting).

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    http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/art...eath-their-dad

    A writeup on the Haddock twins' and their dad's untimely death.

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    Rough night ... I do think San Diego's setter is the best female setter I've ever watched in person. She was great.

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    Their setter played a phenomenal game. And their middle blocker was dominant. Was frustrating to see roni struggle so much tonight. Without her playing well the offense is a little too predictable.


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    That one block party point was fun to watch. Looked like that studio C vball sketch but with hands instead of faces.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoose View Post
    Their setter played a phenomenal game. And their middle blocker was dominant. Was frustrating to see roni struggle so much tonight. Without her playing well the offense is a little too predictable.
    I didn't think it was her fault. Passing was simply bad. Well, it's in part her fault because she was forced to pass a lot and she struggled. Since St. Mary's, teams have really zeroed in on serving specific defenders. They go after either Jones-Perry or Martindale (they are not in the back row together because Martindale rotates with Miller); both struggled to pass. Resulting sets were poor. I also think Mary Lake must be banged up a bit. I didn't think she was covering as much ground as usual; nor was she as aggressive in terms of stepping in front of other back court people. Also, I thought BYU really missed Taylen Ballard. Without her they really struggle to get much production on the right side against good tea ms (Olmstead played three different people at opposite to try to get some production).

    Finally, BYU simply couldn't get San Diego out of system off their serves enough. It was too easy for San Diego to quick set the middle before BYU's block could get there.
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    Yeah, SD's setter was good, but she owes some props to her back row (a lot of low, direct passes to the setter). Our block couldn't get to the ball in time to disrupt, especially on the quick sets to their middle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    I didn't think it was her fault. Passing was simply bad. Well, it's in part her fault because she was forced to pass a lot and she struggled. Since St. Mary's, teams have really zeroed in on serving specific defenders. They go after either Jones-Perry or Martindale (they are not in the back row together because Martindale rotates with Miller); both struggled to pass. Resulting sets were poor. I also think Mary Lake must be banged up a bit. I didn't think she was covering as much ground as usual; nor was she as aggressive in terms of stepping in front of other back court people. Also, I thought BYU really missed Taylen Ballard. Without her they really struggle to get much production on the right side against good tea ms (Olmstead played three different people at opposite to try to get some production).

    Finally, BYU simply couldn't get San Diego out of system off their serves enough. It was too easy for San Diego to quick set the middle before BYU's block could get there.
    I think you're right on Mary Lake. She had a great match against SMC, but you could tell she's got some aches and pains with the amount of time it takes her to get back to her feet. Such a baller.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Green Monstah View Post
    I think you're right on Mary Lake. She had a great match against SMC, but you could tell she's got some aches and pains with the amount of time it takes her to get back to her feet. Such a baller.
    Yeah, she is also wearing extra padding around one hip now (at least for the last couple of games) ... don't @ me for staring at her hip ... my wife noticed it and then pointed it out to me.

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    Women won at Gonzaga in a pedestrian manner but took the match 3 sets to 0.
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    Heather is Ana amazing coach. I think she’s a better coach than Shawn. I like how she’s building this team and the talent keeps coming. The MB and Setter they picked up this year are ballers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KillerDog View Post
    Heather is Ana amazing coach. I think she’s a better coach than Shawn. I like how she’s building this team and the talent keeps coming. The MB and Setter they picked up this year are ballers.
    My daughter just spent 15 minutes telling me about the team. She lives for volleyball, but at 5'4", high school will be it.

    As disappointing as the big sports have been. BYU has been impressive at the sports that people don't talk about as much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    My daughter just spent 15 minutes telling me about the team. She lives for volleyball, but at 5'4", high school will be it.

    As disappointing as the big sports have been. BYU has been impressive at the sports that people don't talk about as much.

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    I don't think Mary Lake is much taller than that. I think she's listed at 5'6", but I'm pretty sure she's shorter than that. Japan National Team's setter is 5'2".

    These are the type of discussions I have with my 4'10" 8th grader. Haha.
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    If you belong to cougar-club or a season ticket holder, you can call in for tickets today. It's $13 for the 3 games this weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    If you belong to cougar-club or a season ticket holder, you can call in for tickets today. It's $13 for the 3 games this weekend.
    What's the regular price. I might fly my daughter down while I'm there for the UT cattlemen's meeting. She'd love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboy View Post
    What's the regular price. I might fly my daughter down while I'm there for the UT cattlemen's meeting. She'd love it.

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    Should be $13 for reserved seating in the A,B, or C sections regardless of whether you're cougarclub or not. Also, I think non-cougar club buying starts after 12:00 today. I don't know how much non-reserved seating is for the weekend.

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    BYU got the thirteenth seed, despite being ranked 7th. It is similar to last year when the team a highly rated team was sent against Texas early on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Topper View Post
    BYU got the thirteenth seed, despite being ranked 7th. It is similar to last year when the team a highly rated team was sent against Texas early on.
    Sure, as a noted above, the seedings rely too much on RPI. That said, it's a pretty good draw for BYU to make it to the round of 8 teams. They are home for the first 2 matches. The lower than deserved seeding does mean they likely have to play Oregon in the second round. That's a relatively difficult second round match. That said, I think Kentucky is a good potential draw for the round of 16 teams. RPI overrates Kentucky. BYU has a good chance of beating them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    Sure, as a noted above, the seedings rely too much on RPI. That said, it's a pretty good draw for BYU to make it to the round of 8 teams. They are home for the first 2 matches. The lower than deserved seeding does mean they likely have to play Oregon in the second round. That's a relatively difficult second round match. That said, I think Kentucky is a good potential draw for the round of 16 teams. RPI overrates Kentucky. BYU has a good chance of beating them.
    I don't know enough about Oregon's style to know if they present problems for BYU, but BYU usually plays well at home. It would be fun to see them make it to the regional finals. The two new signees look like great additions, especially Leitning (sp?).
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    This is well deserved


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    These strike me as no-brainers as well:


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    Quote Originally Posted by pelagius View Post
    These strike me as no-brainers as well:

    Will we have to wait until after nationals to see if any are awarded All American status?
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    Nice first set for BYU. Are any of you locals in attendance?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Public View Post
    Nice first set for BYU. Are any of you locals in attendance?
    Yeah, I'm there. Byu serving well; American just not good enough passers relative to this serving pressure

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    Wow. They played really well tonight. Defense was incredible.
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    Defense was awesome. Mary Lake was unbelievable on the back row and the outside hitters were all swinging well tonight. Fun game.


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    The Ducks at either terrible passers, or they’re trying to make direct passes to get ahead of the BYU block and failing.
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