Posts by Ridehard10

    Hi guys: I'm the poster who originated this thread...& who helped the dude who's running the "NCAA Spring" thread here now, after constant badgering from them (over in VolleyTalk) to aid them in joining here...and I am back for a couple-few reasons. 1). It was a pleasure to introduce the American women's college game to InsideVolleycountry, where it had never existed before; 2). I spoke with one of the mods here about the spamming tendencies of that Spring season thread's OP....VT doesn't have anti-spamming guidelines...and it seems that that thread, as the end of this one was, is proceeding as I feared. The poster is trolling me over on VT...and I've made an offer to take it over from the owner there (may occur soon)....So I'll end w/this to him:


    if I DO get ownership, you are toast: guaranteed! Thanks to the group of 10-15 here who grew, and contributed, to this thread! I am leaving IVC for good.


    Take good care/ stay safe, all! I'll be watching SerieA18)

    Let's cancel the season and maybe just prepare for the CL. Corona is a pain in ass.

    Same thing is going on in NCAA W VB; just one match between top teams from those 4 conferences the past 2 days! Covid-19's running rampant (the matches occurring are/were in the U.S. deep South: little distancing).

    I am wondering how Stanford is going to keep up with the departure of the Fantastic 5. Gray was the best setter on court every time they play. McClure was that one player who stay low but do her work brilliantly. Hentz was the leader of Hentzville, she guarded the floor as clean as possible. Fitzmorris was the girl who get her job done when needed. And Plummer, man. How do you even start with her. Her OOS play brought Stanford to the national glory.

    McClure's a Senior; she is basically a co-captain, along with Holly Campbell, on the 2020-21 squad. They didhave the #1 recruiting class for 2019 (Baird, Berty, Kipp, Vicini and Xu). They didn't get much court time in 2019.


    There were some unexpected losses (players who could have come back...but didn't...moving into the 2020 workforce): M. Keefe, Wilson, + Formico are those.


    I predict they'll end up top-3 in Pac12; seeded/hosting NCAAs.

    What happened with the title of this thread?

    I tried to message you about this; could not get through. The title of my thread...since matches are now increasingly being cancelled by Covid...was too wordy;


    I was temporarily deleting the title, since it wasn't apropos to the disaster that is the ever-changing landscape of NCAA VB now, 'til I came with a new one, ok?


    So...I guess it worked: your new title will fit just fine! Thanks

    And what Mazzanti could do for this hopeless team? They started chasing Hodge and ended up with Havelkova and Carcaces. The first comes from a nightmare season in Moscow, where she was benched, the second just fits the Asian volleyball where she's free from reception and defensive tasks. Non to mention their middles are awful.


    They're a bunch of names that can't make a decent team. I'm so sorry Angeloni is wasted on bench, because she made the team look surprisingly good when she was playing as starter.


    I see Perugia and Brescia as main candidate for the relegation.

    This:gone:

    Keep an eye out for Jordan Thompson post-VNL tournament:teach:

    As of right now...with more and more teams postponing due to C-19...plus pressing health issues for me....I will pass on reporting more of this short "season".


    Take care, y'all; catch you at the start of 2021 Spring season!

    Some more results from this weekend: Baylor swept Kansas, after being beaten in 5 sets the night before (25-14, 25-19, 25-15). Yossiana Pressley with 10 Ks


    W. VA rebounded vs. Texas Tech 3-1 (19-25, 25-21, 25-23, 27-25);


    Iowa St. def. Kansas State 3-2 (25-22, 25-20, 19-25, 15-25, 16-14);


    Kansas St. then beat Iowa State 3-1 (25-16, 25-23, 14-25, 25-23);


    Syracuse swept PITT...after winning in five (25-21, 27-25, 25-19);


    Score of Fri. Notre Dame-Louisville match: (27-25, 25-22, 26-24);



    Saturday's match, ND v. Louisville was postponed, as were a number of other contests, due to COVID-19. Clemson, UTA, S. Alabama and C. Carolina included

    For our resident Georgia Tech aficionado...GA Tech's Bergmann: 20 K, (23.7 %), 18 digs, 3 Bk, one service ace; Brambilla: 18 K (.400), 12 digs, 3 Bk, 1 ace; Dowd: 11 K (.143), 14 digs, three Bk; Erin Moss: 9 K (.467), 3 Bk; Libero Maddie Tippett: 22 digs. Seems Setter McKissock was replaced by Isabella D'Amico (40 assists).

    Notre Dame just swept Louisville: Big Upset! Score of that match/ results of other ACC matches in progress to come. These WILL count re: at-large selections.


    Virginia Tech defeated N Carolina 3-2 (25-18, 27-25, 21-25, 22-25, 15-10). Really a feel-good story for Virginia Tech's rookie head coach: 1st ACC league victory


    Syracuse upset Pittsburgh 3-2 (21-25, 25-17, 26-24, 25-27, 15-9).


    Gomes - Georgia Tech defeated Miami  3-2 (20-25, 25-17, 20-25, 25-23, 15-11). I will put up individual stats sometime today or tomorrow.



    And....TX. defeated Oklahoma 3-1 (25-14, 25-20, 27-29(!), 25-13)...one more; shocking upset it was: Kansas(!) def. Baylor 3-2 (19-25, 25-13, 25-22, 19-25, 15-9).

    Do you have the data of Georgia Tech' game?

    Some GA Tech stats: Georgia Tech hit .296 for the match (.309 for U. Miami). Mikaila Dowd had 22 kills, 6 digs, 1 Bk; Mariana Bambilla had 16 Ks, 16 digs, 2 Bk; Julia Bergmann had 14K, 7 Digs, 2 Service aces. Setter Matti McKissock had 1 K, 53 A, 7 digs, 2 Bk. Dowd hit 39.1 % The match was an upset for the UM 'Canes.

    Due to Covid, a lot cancellations in the Sun Belt: UT-Arlington cancelled two matches. Coastal Carolina-S. Alabama is off. Appalachian St. doesn't have enough healthy players to field a team; their match v GA Southern is off.



    Scores from Thursday's contests: TX. Tech 3-0 over W. Virginia (25-17, 25-23, 25-22)

    Miami defeated Ga. Tech 3-2 (25-17, 25-20, 19-25, 18-25, 16-14)

    North Carolina beat Virginia Tech 3-1 (25-22, 24-26, 25-15, 25-20)


    And the biggest match: TX. downed OK. 3-0 (25-18, 25-16, 25-21)


    A lotta matches, esp. in the ACC, tonight. Will be posting them.

    In the first exclusively ACC-only match of 2020, Duke def NC State 3-2 (25-19, 23-25, 25-8, 23-25, 15-12). Some pretty rusty, underwhelming and ugly volleyball


    A bigger...& hopefully better...match tomorrow: TX v. Oklahoma.

    ACC/Sunbelt wrap-up: Virginia def The Citadel: 3-0 (25-20, 25-21, 25-23)


    Georgia State beat Mercer: 3-2 (25-22, 18-25, 24-26, 25-15, 15-7)

    TX. State def Houston Baptist twice: 3-0 (25-18, 25-20, 25-21); 3-1 (25-17, 25-20. 25-27, 25-16)

    Louisiana beat Lamar twice: 3-0 (25-15, 27-25, 25-14); 3-0 (25-12, 25-14, 25-13)


    A small number of other matches were cancelled/ postponed (Covid-19).