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Discussion in 'Volleyball' started by BenEClone, Oct 5, 2016.
Good ladies up 1-0.
Nice to see we have a couple girls from WI. Capezio is from Williams Bay, small town on Geneva Lake not far from me.
Opps, down 1-2. Too many errors, very competitive otherwise. Still in it.
Not familiar with volleyball. Has KU always been this good in VB? For some reason a few years ago I was thinking they were middle of the pack in the Big 12.
I think they were. I guess my thought is that they basically took our place as the up and coming program.
They have got better over time, plus they have a very good setter and libero like we used to.
KU is ranked 6th. I figured we'd get swept so it came out better than I expected. Only saw the result though, none of the stats.
Not a volleyball expert, but we don't have much for athleticism at the net. 4 and 8 for KU were all over the place blocking shots and putting down spikes. Schaben is a nice player, but she would be our 4th or 5th best on the teams from a few years ago. ISU really misses the premier Setter and Libero that they've had in the past, but more than that, they don't have the above the net hammer that they used to have.
Much better effort tonight. Still a lot of silly errors, but the ladies seemed to play with more effort and fire. Hillegas was very solid at libero! Hopefully that continues! Harris set better....just wish she was about 6" taller!
It seemed like a great effort by everyone. These ladies played with a lot of heart. Harris was good tonight, as she was last game as well. Hillegas is quick and passed well. Jess sure got a lot of action and she was great on serve receive and did well with passing.
It's hard not to be negative all the time. I don't want to be. The team is nearing 500. There are elite athletes on this team, IMO. More than KU, maybe, but about the same. We have some really basic things that keep creeping up. That's coaching and practice. It's frustrating. There's no reason the 2nd or 3rd set couldn't look like the first? It's a pattern with this team.
I didn't think Harris was on tonight. She tried to take the ball over on 2 way too many times, and at weird times. She was limited by some passing, but tried to do too much.
How many times have we given a point on serve after a timeout? It's getting bad. We had 8 service errors before our first ace. We hit into blocks again. Same stuff. This team can be better. That's my frustration. The talk coming into the season was how the team needed to play deeper in the tourney. Well, qualifying is looking harder and harder. This is going to be a hard stretch. Baylor is better, we haven't played OU. This could turn ugly. Players need to regroup and focus.
The effort looked lackluster at times to me, didn't move well at the net, passing was inconsistent, and way too many attacks hitting into blocks.
Agree. KU is good - no way they're the #6 team in the country though. A type of team that would never get out of Hilton with a win in the old days...
You are right; you are not a volleyball expert. Schaben is elite, on any team I've seen here over the past 8 years. But you are right; we miss a great setter; we'll see how things settle out at setter.
You are right about being negative. it is very easy to be negative all the time as you prove. Totally predictable. I saw a game team out there that was outplayed, but not out-worked. Yep, service errors hurt us, and yep, passing is still an issue. Christy is short a setter and needs more help from the back row. Bur there was lots to be pleased with tonight - if you want to see it.
and this mention of how we needed to play deeper this season? IDK who was saying or expecting that, but I can't see that we would have expected dramatically better results from last year. Same setter situation and likely taking a hit in the back row. I've been watching since '09 and in that time, I don't recall us ever being a great blocking team. We've had glimpses of stronger blocking this year, but obviously still not where we want to be.
Schaben is absolutely a stud. However, one great piece of a puzzle is still only one piece. She can't do it all herself.
How did Hillegas look live at libero? I've only see her as a sub. It seems from the stats that we've done well with her back there.
I'm guessing that you aren't an expert either. Schaben is a good all-around player. Elite? No. But if the team had a few more players at her level, they might be an NCAA team this year.
If you want to have a great team, you have to have a great setter. Its that simple. If you can't set up for the finish you are screwed. Unless you have a team full of great ace servers.