ISU to host Stanford, FSU in AVCA Showcase

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  1. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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  2. cowgirl836

    cowgirl836 Well-Known Member

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    man, I wish I could watch that!
     
  3. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    Whoa!
    We've been intending season tickets this year. This sure doesn't hurt that thought at all. Very exciting!!
     
  4. RubyClone

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    Wow.

    Not to be a pessimist, but entirely possible/likely to start the season off with two losses at home :sad:

    Or really start off on a great note - but either way the competition will serve them well later in the year.
     
  5. Cycsk

    Cycsk Well-Known Member

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    Hoping we are "worse" hosts for volleyball than we were for basketball! We gave that game to FSU and never got to face Stanford.
     
  6. pulse

    pulse Well-Known Member

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    We are going to lose.
     
  7. cydney

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    It's an interesting format. Nebraska hosts the same teams on opposite days.

    Friday night is Stanford at ISU, and FSU at Neb.

    Sunday is FSU at ISU, and Stanford at Neb.

    While Stanford will be extremely tough as the opening match of the season, it might be just enough to get us going for a win against FSU. After all, FSU will face a tough one at Neb to open.

    In any case, it should be a lot of fun to watch.
     
  8. CY9008

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    This is huge! Even with a 'down' year last year, there is plenty to be excited about for next season. Plenty of young hitters. I'm worried about setting and libero but I think we'll be pleasantly surprised. CJL keeps this train a rollin'.

    I hope we go 2-0 obviously but I'd be pleased with a weekend split with the returner those 2 teams have coming back.
     
  9. Tornado man

    Tornado man Well-Known Member

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    I agree, and I think opening the season with a team like Stanford escalates the summer training intensity - whether it be conditioning or scrimmaging. It sure would with me..
     
  10. twistedredbird

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    I dont care if we lose. Just getting teams like thus in Hilton elevates this program. Fennelly, are u paying attention?
     
  11. cydney

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    Technically, we did have these teams in Hilton for WBB. :)
     
  12. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    You been banned from Hilton? What DID you do to have that happen!?! :shocked:
     
  13. Royalclone

    Royalclone Active Member

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    Assuming Lee's Summit West (MO) HS Lori Hanaway doesn't have a game, I would expect her to be there to watch her two former MBs go against each other. Tori Hurtt won four state championships under her tutelage at O'Hara HS, then she went over and coached Stanford's Megan Megehee to a runner-up finish the next year at West.
     

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