Headline: MPSF Final, $atanfjord at UCLA

Headline: MPSF Final, $atanfjord at UCLA

Post by L. Ravi Narasimh » Mon, 28 Apr 1997 04:00:00


$U d. UCLA 15-10, 15-2, 15-11 at Pauley.

Yes, G2 was 15-2.  

Brief comments: Wow.  The Card executed very well and UCLA was a
little down.  $U passed well and Fuerbringer had a superb match.
Naeve very nearly served the Bruins back into it on more than one
occasion.  It was, however, $atanfjord's night.  Everyone contributed
and it was nice to see, in person, The Card win one in Pauley.

More later.
--
Ravi Narasimhan                        
Dept. of Physics, UCLA                  
http://www.physics.ucla.edu/~oski    

 
 
 

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Post by Woozi » Thu, 01 May 1997 04:00:00

Some stats from the Stanford vs. UCLA match.  Stanford dominated UCLA in
all categories -- a very impressive win coming at the end of the season
with both teams well-rested.  And now the stats with Stanford listed first:

Team kills: 61 vs. 40
Errors: 21 vs. 22
Attempts: 114 vs. 110
Hitting Pct.: .351 vs. .164
Team blocks: 9 vs. 5
Digs: 42 vs. 27
Aces: 8 vs. 1
Assists: 57 (Chong 51) vs. 37 (Taliaferro 27)
Total Points: 45-23
Individual kill leaders (kills/pct):
        Stanford: Lambert (19, .278); Fuerbringer (17, .556); Witt (13, .360);
Hoefer (6, .250); Whitehurst
                (5, .250)
        UCLA: Nihipali (14, .275); Robins (8, .150); Moselle (7, .211); Stillwell
(6, .133)
Playing time: 1 hr. 30 mins.

The numbers suggest that Stanford did a good job of fooling UCLA's blockers
allowing Stanford to exploit UCLA's weaknesses: serving and passing.  Bring
on the combinations and quick sets.  Stanford also did a surprisingly good
job of blocking UCLA. The numbers also emphasize UCLA's reliance on its
blocking.  When the block doesn't work, UCLA gets into trouble.  Stanford's
domination in this match and the match against BYU in the MPSF tournament
show why the Cardinal were given the no. 1 seeding in the NCAA tournament.

While Penn State also defeated UCLA in January, that was against a
jet-lagged and listless Bruin team.  For a recap of the Outrigger match,
check out the article by Cindy Luis in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin at
http://starbulletin.com/97/01/24/sports/story1.html  As noted in the
article, UCLA arrived in Honolulu at 2 a.m. for a 6:00 p.m. match.  Al
Scates took full responsibility for the travel mishap caused by a 6-hour
delay of the flight.  As a result, all of the Bruin hitters except Paul
Nihipali were sluggish and flat.  So, while Penn State defeated UCLA and
had a nearly perfect season, the circumstances surrounding PSU's win over
common nemesis UCLA and Stanford's tougher schedule resulted in PSU's no. 2
ranking.

Predictions (begging for trouble with this one): Stanford and Penn State in
the finals with Stanford taking the title.

Finally, for those thinking about heading off to Columbus, Ohio, check out
the 5-day weather forecast at USA Today's site:
http://www.usatoday.com/weather/basemaps/nw724280.htm
Thursday: mostly cloudy with a high of 60 and a low of 38.
Saturday: mostly cloudy w/periods of showers; high of 62 and low of 43.

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\Voozie
<Go Bows!>
University of Hawai`i at Manoa Volleyball
New Adventures in Hi-Fly

 
 
 

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Post by Dr. Fu-Leeng Y » Fri, 02 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> While Penn State also defeated UCLA in January, that was against a
> jet-lagged and listless Bruin team.  For a recap of the Outrigger match,
> check out the article by Cindy Luis in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin at
> http://starbulletin.com/97/01/24/sports/story1.html  As noted in the
> article, UCLA arrived in Honolulu at 2 a.m. for a 6:00 p.m. match.  Al
> Scates took full responsibility for the travel mishap caused by a 6-hour
> delay of the flight.  As a result, all of the Bruin hitters except Paul
> Nihipali were sluggish and flat.  So, while Penn State defeated UCLA and
> had a nearly perfect season, the circumstances surrounding PSU's win over
> common nemesis UCLA and Stanford's tougher schedule resulted in PSU's no. 2
> ranking.

Hey!  What about Penn State's jet lag?  They came all the way from the
East Coast, so they had THREE MORE hours worth of jet lag than the
Bruins.
Sorry, I don't buy your reasoning at all.

===============
Dr. Fu-Leeng Yu

 
 
 

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Post by Mike Chin » Fri, 02 May 1997 04:00:00

Quote:


> > While Penn State also defeated UCLA in January, that was against a
> > jet-lagged and listless Bruin team.  For a recap of the Outrigger match,
> > check out the article by Cindy Luis in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin at
> > http://starbulletin.com/97/01/24/sports/story1.html  As noted in the
> > article, UCLA arrived in Honolulu at 2 a.m. for a 6:00 p.m. match.  Al
> > Scates took full responsibility for the travel mishap caused by a 6-hour
> > delay of the flight.  As a result, all of the Bruin hitters except Paul
> > Nihipali were sluggish and flat.  So, while Penn State defeated UCLA and
> > had a nearly perfect season, the circumstances surrounding PSU's win over
> > common nemesis UCLA and Stanford's tougher schedule resulted in PSU's no. 2
> > ranking.

> Hey!  What about Penn State's jet lag?  They came all the way from the
> East Coast, so they had THREE MORE hours worth of jet lag than the
> Bruins.
> Sorry, I don't buy your reasoning at all.

> ===============
> Dr. Fu-Leeng Yu

That was Al Scates' reasoning, not Woozie's.

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