I went to see the match between Stanford and BYU this past Saturday.
BYU won in straight sets. Two things stood out. Maybee its because I
haven't seen much men's volleyball but here goes.
1. The serves from both teams seemed vey erratic. In the net, out
the back. The percentage of really good, not returnable, vs faults
was low. At one point Stanford failed to make a serve in 5 staight
attemps. (this really hurts when you are down 12-8) The women's
teams I have watched appear to do much better.
2. Both teams seemed defensively much weeker against the middle
hitters. Again is this typical. The success rate looked much higher
than using the outside hitters. (Bear in mind I did not or have not
keep stats.) But as a stategy I would work the middle until you
pulled blockers from the outside to stop the ***.
Comments are welcome and I'm hoping some one can tell if
myobservations were correct and perhaps why or whynot my stategy in
2 would not work.