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2016 Volleyball season

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Had the pleasure of watching tonight's match UND-MN in person.    Excellent crowd (4271 to start the match; as with football, a lot of fans left at 'halftime').   

After a tough start in set one, UND made a lot of clear adjustments in set two, and with it 15-15 in set three, I started to think this was possible.   If the girls take anything from tonight, I hope its that they can play with anyone.

As others have noted above, UND's first pass was often not as good as one would hope, leaving the setter fewer choices.  (Of course, giving credit to Minnesota's servers is also appropriate, and they did an outstanding job putting serves in tough spots.)  Minnesota's block took advantage of UND's relative offensive predictability.   Most of the night they had two or even three set up to block.  

Moser was simply outstanding.   13-24 and zero hitting errors.   Most of the 13 kills were off one or two blockers.   

All in all, it was a solid performance and something I hope the team builds on from here.     

And Minnesota is impressive, with a lot of strong rookies and McCutcheon coaching, they are poised for a strong run in the NCAA's.

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12 hours ago, SIOUXFAN97 said:

if und beats um tonight anyone else okay with women's hockey being dropped and all its money going to the vball program???? I am.

Since they lost are we dropping volleyball and all its money going to women's hockey? 

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3 hours ago, dakotadan said:

Since they lost are we dropping volleyball and all its money going to women's hockey? 

no.

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Weber St actually finished the non-conference season undefeated, but didn't seem to play anyone.

NAU look to be the class of the BSC again, with PSU threatening again.

Idaho played a tough non-conference schedule, but lost most of them  NoCo and E Wash might be difficult away.

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Not leaving anything to chance in the 4th, up big 18-9.  Be a nice road win before a 1st place showdown Saturday if they can finish

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On 10/1/2016 at 8:06 AM, teamsioux said:

Is Jordan Vail injured?  Didn't play at all this on this road trip. 

She's wearing the warm up jacket and not playing tonight either. 

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The ladies looked a little out of sync to begin the night. Their timing just wasn't there for the first set and a half. I don't know what it was but something finally clicked and the team took off. Lost the first, won the second, and dominated the third set winning 25-15. 

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For being undefeated in conference play (until tonight), Sacramento state didn't have any hitters that scared me. I'm guessing we'll have scarier teams than that as the season rolls on. 

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54 minutes ago, Dustin said:

For being undefeated in conference play (until tonight), Sacramento state didn't have any hitters that scared me. I'm guessing we'll have scarier teams than that as the season rolls on. 

Really? Because #9 did a number against us in the first couple sets.  She hits harder than any of our girls.  They really hit to the far side corner and we didn't seem to adjust blocks for a long time.

 

But bigger better hitters are certainly going to be on tap.

 

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10 hours ago, Smoggy said:

Really? Because #9 did a number against us in the first couple sets.  She hits harder than any of our girls.  

Is she the one that it sounded like a cannon going off (even on TV)? 

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