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Sept. 22 vs Texas....can we make it 3 in a row?
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It's an OOC slate fitting our likely Top 25 ranking. I've heard the delay in releasing the schedule is that we're still awaiting final sign off on a couple contracts. I believe we open on the road the last week of August, but come home to play 3 matches the week of September 6 (LSU, SHS and one other).
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(07-22-2021 02:29 PM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  It's an OOC slate fitting our likely Top 25 ranking. I've heard the delay in releasing the schedule is that we're still awaiting final sign off on a couple contracts. I believe we open on the road the last week of August, but come home to play 3 matches the week of September 6 (LSU, SHS and one other).

We open at the Carolina Classic and then come home for Oregon and SMU. LSU and SHS are the weekend after that
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Only things we didn't know already:

Aug. 20 vs Lamar (exhibition)

Also for some reason we are only playing Pittsburgh and South Carolina at the Carolina Classic. Not playing Washington State.

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Nice schedule, but it would have been even better from an RPI standpoint had we included OOC matches against Texas State and/or Stephen F. Austin-- both perennial post-season programs-- as we had in the past. Would have also have been nice to have played WKU, almost certainly a preseason Top20 club, in the regular season.
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Rice is mentioned several times in this article about early top matches to look forward to.
Quote:Friday, Aug. 27
Pittsburgh vs. Rice — Pitt is ranked No. 7 in our preseason Power 10 rankings. Kayla Lund and Chinaza Ndee are back in 2021 after pulling off a string of upsets in the 2020-21 NCAA tournament. The Panthers have a few big matchups before they reach conference schedules, but Rice will be their first test. Rice, led by Nicole Lennon, had a big upset over Texas during the regular season four months ago. Unfortunately, its season was cut short in the NCAA tournament due to COVID-19. Now the Owls are back for 2021 and have a tough opponent in Pitt right away.

Thursday, Sept. 2
Oregon vs. Rice — Here is another huge Rice matchup and a great way to see Oregon against a tough opponent early in the season. Brooke Nuneviller returns for the Ducks this season.

Thursday, Sept. 16
Baylor vs. Rice

Wednesday, Sept. 22
Texas vs. Rice — Rice was the ONLY team to beat Texas last season in the regular season. That makes for a great matchup.

https://www.ncaa.com/news/volleyball-wom...all-season
08-13-2021 08:09 AM
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(08-13-2021 08:09 AM)dragon2owl Wrote:  Rice is mentioned several times in this article about early top matches to look forward to.
Quote:Friday, Aug. 27
Pittsburgh vs. Rice — Pitt is ranked No. 7 in our preseason Power 10 rankings. Kayla Lund and Chinaza Ndee are back in 2021 after pulling off a string of upsets in the 2020-21 NCAA tournament. The Panthers have a few big matchups before they reach conference schedules, but Rice will be their first test. Rice, led by Nicole Lennon, had a big upset over Texas during the regular season four months ago. Unfortunately, its season was cut short in the NCAA tournament due to COVID-19. Now the Owls are back for 2021 and have a tough opponent in Pitt right away.

Thursday, Sept. 2
Oregon vs. Rice — Here is another huge Rice matchup and a great way to see Oregon against a tough opponent early in the season. Brooke Nuneviller returns for the Ducks this season.

Thursday, Sept. 16
Baylor vs. Rice

Wednesday, Sept. 22
Texas vs. Rice — Rice was the ONLY team to beat Texas last season in the regular season. That makes for a great matchup.

https://www.ncaa.com/news/volleyball-wom...all-season

We play 3 of their preseason Top 10 teams: #1 Texas, #7 Pitt and #10 Baylor.
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Preseason AVCA Coaches Poll


1 Texas (32) 1561 0-0 NR
2 Wisconsin (15) 1522 0-0 NR
3 Kentucky (17) 1435 0-0 NR
4 Washington 1355 0-0 NR
5 Nebraska 1346 0-0 NR
6 Florida 1275 0-0 NR
7 Minnesota 1130 0-0 NR
8 Purdue 1096 0-0 NR
9 Pittsburgh 1085 0-0 NR
10 Baylor 1000 0-0 NR
11 Ohio State 981 0-0 NR
12 Penn State 902 0-0 NR
13 Louisville 806 0-0 NR
14 Oregon 776 0-0 NR
15 BYU 734 0-0 NR
16 Western Kentucky 553 0-0 NR
17 UCLA 496 0-0 NR
18 Washington State 431 0-0 NR
19 Utah 398 0-0 NR
20 San Diego 319 0-0 NR
21 Stanford 264 0-0 NR
22 Pepperdine 234 0-0 NR
23 Rice 223 0-0 NR
24 Georgia Tech 193 0-0 NR
25 Notre Dame 157 0-0 NR

Others receiving votes and listed on two or more ballots: Southern California 105; Creighton 69; Missouri 51; Hawai'i 47; LSU 41; UNLV 33; Michigan 28; Marquette 27; Dayton 25; Kansas State 13; Tennessee 13; Kansas 11; Texas State 11; Illinois 9; Arizona 8; UC San Diego 8; Wright State 5; Cal Poly 4; Arkansas 2.

8 teams mentioned on only one ballot for a total of 18 combined points.
https://www.avca.org/polls/di-women/8-16-2021.html
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Nice! It's good to see Rice getting some respect even though we had to drop out of the NCAA tournament last year and we have a NC schedule that is befitting of our status. It's amazing to see a Rice program at a level that we haven't seen since the baseball glory days.
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The release on the schedule says we play 5 matches against top-20 teams. I know we play #1 Texas, #9 Pitt, #10 Baylor and #14 Oregon, but I can't figure out who the 5th team is against? Obviously we could play #16 Western Kentucky in the CUSA tournament, but that's not a given. LSU is receiving votes, and then we also play SMU and South Carolina in the non-conference slate. It's a super hard schedule. So we're going to have win some of those matches to remain in the top 25 all season long.
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(08-16-2021 12:08 PM)Fort Bend Owl Wrote:  The release on the schedule says we play 5 matches against top-20 teams. I know we play #1 Texas, #9 Pitt, #10 Baylor and #14 Oregon, but I can't figure out who the 5th team is against? Obviously we could play #16 Western Kentucky in the CUSA tournament, but that's not a given. LSU is receiving votes, and then we also play SMU and South Carolina in the non-conference slate. It's a super hard schedule. So we're going to have win some of those matches to remain in the top 25 all season long.

The release has been corrected. Wish we were also playing Washington State at the South Carolina tournament.
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Rice has added an exhibition vs Texas State. This Saturday at 1pm, free admission.

Quote:Admission for the match will be free and fans will be required to wear masks and practice physical distancing while observing the game. No concessions will be available for this particular match. Free parking will be available in West Lot 6. The game will not be streamed on CUSAtv or have live stats.

https://riceowls.com/news/2021/8/17/wome...state.aspx
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I just bought some season tickets. They're fairly inexpensive and at minimum I am gonna watch UT and LSU. And since they are flex tickets, I'll probably bring a friend or two.
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(08-19-2021 05:23 PM)owl95 Wrote:  I just bought some season tickets. They're fairly inexpensive and at minimum I am gonna watch UT and LSU. And since they are flex tickets, I'll probably bring a friend or two.

I bought mine a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately, I'll miss the Oregon match (let me know if anyone wants my ticket), but I'll be down for the LSU, SHS and then the UT match on 9/22. That last one could very well be a sell out in Tudor.
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Starters of exhibition Bichelmeyer, Lennon, Courtley, Adekunle, Graham, McCardell.
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Rice takes set one 25-17. Think I counted 4 service errors. Kills coming from Lennon, Adekunle, and Courtley. Bichelmeyer pretty quiet.
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Starters for 2nd set Bichelmeyer, Lennon, Adekunke, Graham, McCardell, and Maruska.
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25-13, 2nd set. Bichelmeyer was more involved in the offense. Think only counted 2 service errors. Graham had a nice kill on an overpass. Maruska played the whole set in place of Courtley.
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About 50 students here.
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Rawlings is the setter in the 3rd. Fowler is in for Bichelmeyer.

Actually they are playing 6-2.
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