Match Results--Men's NCAA Semifinals

Match Results--Men's NCAA Semifinals

Post by Randy Loughli » Sat, 08 May 1999 04:00:00


BYU def. Penn State, 10-15, 15-4, 15-11, 15-5

Long Beach State def. IPFW, 15-11, 10-15, 8-15, 15-2, 15-13

Finals Saturday, May 8    4:30 PM Pacific

Live on ***cast at www.ncaavolleyball.com

TV--ESPN2 (I think live, since there's no hockey scheduled for ESPN2)
If not live, then it will be delayed until 8PM that evening

 
 
 

Match Results--Men's NCAA Semifinals

Post by Joe Arki » Tue, 11 May 1999 04:00:00

Good to see you again, Randy!  :-)

I scored the games (unofficially from the stands).  This may (or may
not  ;-) be interesting ... I converted the games below to 25-point
rally score.


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>>BYU def. Penn State, 10-15, 15-4, 15-11, 15-5

The BYU/PSU match goes to 5 games
(BYU-PSU) 22-25, 25-18, 25-27, 25-17, ??-??

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>Long Beach State def. IPFW, 15-11, 10-15, 8-15, 15-2, 15-13

Moot point for this match
(LBSU-IPFW) 25-19, 22-25, 23-25, 25-14*, 15-13

*NOTE: In game 4, the score after 8 rotations by both teams is 10-9
(vs the real score being 3-0).  After 9 rotations, 12-10 (4-0).  This
match ended at 2:35 AM for IPFW (CDT).  _I_ had trouble focusing (I'm
from the same time zone as IPFW) and actually had tunnel vision set in
from being so tired.  Hector Soto had a huge impact on the team's
performance but had to sit out game 4 simply because he had not played
for such a long time due to injury and was noticably fatigued.  Given
the fact that numerous rallies would've been eliminated due to the rps
system (BTW, sideout scoring is truly an oxymoron), Soto would've been
fresher and the time would've most likely been more palatable for a
midwest team playing on the left coast, one can draw some interesting
conclusions.

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>Finals Saturday, May 8    4:30 PM Pacific

THEE match of the final 4 was TRULY the IPFW/LBSU match.  Once again,
the championship proved to be anticlimactic.  

Just an observation by a pro-rps guy ... ;-)

Bottom line:
Nobody beats BYU in this event ... it was their year.  Learned much
from Carl McGown at the clinic on Friday ... interesting coaching
philosophy.

Quick summary:
Enjoyed my whole time in Westwood ... great city, great people, great
volleyball ... the coaching clinic was worth the trip alone ...
helping out in the YES clinic was a blast ... going to USYVL open
house was great (kudos for the great effort by the Sapoznik's) ...
all-in-all a great volleyball escape!

Regards,
-Joe

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Match Results--Men's NCAA Semifinals

Post by Jeff Leste » Fri, 14 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Given
> the fact that numerous rallies would've been eliminated due to the rps
> system (BTW, sideout scoring is truly an oxymoron), Soto would've been
> fresher and the time would've most likely been more palatable for a
> midwest team playing on the left coast, one can draw some interesting
> conclusions.

An East Coast team playing in Hawaii is one thing, but the 2 hour
difference
of a midwest (OK, I don't know offhand if IPFW is in the central or
eastern
time zone) team playing in L.A. C'mon, that's a lame argument.

-Jeff lester


 
 
 

Match Results--Men's NCAA Semifinals

Post by Joe Arki » Sat, 15 May 1999 04:00:00


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>> Given
>> the fact that numerous rallies would've been eliminated due to the rps
>> system (BTW, sideout scoring is truly an oxymoron), Soto would've been
>> fresher and the time would've most likely been more palatable for a
>> midwest team playing on the left coast, one can draw some interesting
>> conclusions.

>An East Coast team playing in Hawaii is one thing, but the 2 hour
>difference
>of a midwest (OK, I don't know offhand if IPFW is in the central or
>eastern
>time zone) team playing in L.A. C'mon, that's a lame argument.

Okay ... so I'm a little biased toward the midwest.  That's cuz I live
here.  Plus I know an IPFW player's father (we both have 16U daughters
and have coached them the whole way; we see each other all the time
around area gyms at jrs tourneys; our sons played against each other a
few times in high school as well).

But, in all honesty ... how well would _you_ perform in a high level
match at 1:30-2:30 AM?

Regards,
-Joe

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