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One more observation, I believe a new wrinkle to our offense this year (and one that's used heavily by most elite programs)-- the Middle Blocker slide for the kill on one of the two sides. I've seen both Adunleke and Kostelecky execute it. We're also using the middle blocker on fakes much more often. Nice addition. Now if we can only get the total offense in better and more consistent sync.

Backline defense continues to be the strength of this year's squad, perhaps most noticeable in our improved ability to handle opponents' quality service game. Graham, McCardell, Maruska and our two Freshmen, Mansfield and Harris, really get the job done.
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(09-11-2022 08:05 AM)waltgreenberg Wrote:  One more observation, I believe a new wrinkle to our offense this year (and one that's used heavily by most elite programs)-- the Middle Blocker slide for the kill on one of the two sides. I've seen both Adunleke and Kostelecky execute it. We're also using the middle blocker on fakes much more often. Nice addition. Now if we can only get the total offense in better and more consistent sync.

Backline defense continues to be the strength of this year's squad, perhaps most noticeable in our improved ability to handle opponents' quality service game. Graham, McCardell, Maruska and our two Freshmen, Mansfield and Harris, really get the job done.

We are missing a back row offense option that we had with Lennon. We’ve tried several times with Maruska and I don’t think it’s worked once. Also I like Adekunle’s serve but the opponent usually attacks her and she usually is unable to dig the ball. This is why Izzy comes in at times to serve.
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Owls need to wakeup quick or TT is going to get an early trip home. 1-6. Genny calls time out.
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Owls playing very defensively on offense. Owls serving is just offensive. Genny calls her 2nd time out. 6-12.
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6-12 after an Adekunle attack error and 2 TT service aces.
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10-17…10-19
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TT having its way with the Owls, particularly #19. 11-22.
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Not sure what happened to the team that played at Oregon….
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Rice showed up to be awarded the win, Tech showed up to play volleyball.

Simple as that, really.
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17-25 but seemed worse. Rice with 6 attack errors, 2 service errors and 2 reception errors.
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Owls finally showed some fight on a couple of set points, but fall 17-25.
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(09-11-2022 02:31 PM)dragon2owl Wrote:  17-25 but seemed worse.

It was.
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1st Owl lead of the day! 2-1
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TT errors letting Owls back in. 9-9
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Owl taps over the net have TT front line licking their chops. Little aggression from the Owls.
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Rice seems to be playing better with their 3 all-conference players on the bench.

Spoke to soon....why do we keep trying Maruska in the back row???
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Owls playing better. 19-18. TO TT.

Strong block on that last point Hands were finally forward vs straight up.
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20-21 and Rice takes timeout. Bichelmeyer having her worst game so far this year. Adekunle with only 2 kills.
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Owls claw back to 23-21. TO TT.

Owls win 2nd set 25-21!
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23-21. TT timeout. C'mon finish this set!
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