A game-changing phenomenon is afoot in NCAA volleyball

December 14, 2017

Maybe it will happen this week at the final four in Kansas City. Or maybe it won’t. It is so spontaneous, so random, that you never know when or where it’s going to happen. It could be on a crucial point in the fifth set. It could happen following a net cord or a tip or an errant pass. But when a volleyball player — using a mix of instinct…

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What a Lucky Shoot !

December 12, 2017

Very good points was won by this player in volleyball . He was lucky in his shoot . The U.S. Men will return to the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates, Ill., in 2018 to play Poland, Iran and Serbia in the FIVB Volleyball Nations League on June 15-17. Go to SearsCentre.com for tix!

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Why Nebraska and Texas were the odd teams out in NCAA volleyball bracket

November 29, 2017

Lisa Peterson, chair of the NCAA Division I women’s volleyball selection committee, knew there would be some unhappy folks from Nebraska and Texas — two of the sport’s most prominent programs — when the NCAA bracket was released Sunday night. Ultimately, though, she thought the committee did the best and fairest job it could. “Believe me, there was a lot of discussion and debate,” Peterson said. Much of that discussion involved…

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Women’s volleyball manages out of system set against Colorado

November 14, 2017

UCLA women’s volleyball needed five sets to defeat Colorado on Oct. 21. But on Thursday, the No. 18 Bruins (16-9, 9-7 Pac-12) swept the No. 24 Buffaloes (19-8, 9-7) and outhit them 0.224 to 0.129. Coach Michael Sealy said the team had been focusing on hitting well in out-of-system situations in practice. “I thought we did a much better job taking care of out of system setting and just better quality touches…

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Iowa prep volleyball player survives life-threatening brain tumor and plays at state

November 9, 2017

Waverly-Shell Rock volleyball player Claire Marsh made a miraculous recovery from a brain tumor last year and played in the Iowa state tournament this week. Rodney White/The Register CEDAR RAPIDS, Ia. — Setter Claire Marsh ran the Waverly-Shell Rock volleyball squad at the state tournament Tuesday, passing the ball and urging on her teammates. Most of the fans watching her final Iowa high school match, a Class 4A state tournament quarterfinal loss…

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VOLLEYBALL VISITS TEXAS TECH WEDNESDAY

November 7, 2017

FIRST SERVE The University of Oklahoma volleyball team hits the road Wednesday, November 8 to visit Texas Tech. The action get underway from United Supermarkets Arena at 6 p.m. Wednesday’s match will air on FOX Sports Southwest and can be streamed on the FOXSportsGo app or FOXSportsGo.com. Geoff Haxton (play-by-play) and Mike Moffitt (color commentary) will be courtside for the call. ABOUT THE SOONERS Coming off its first five-set win since September 2016, the Sooners…

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Volleyball: Patriots top Staples, Perham

November 1, 2017

The Pequot Lakes Patriots volleyball team advanced in the Subsection 8-2A tournament after a pair of weekend victories. They began with a 3-0 sweep of the No. 7 Staples-Motley Cardinals on Friday, Oct. 27, before topping the No. 3-ranked Perham Yellowjackets in a wild 3-2 victory. Patriots 3, Perham 2 The Patriots won the first two games against Perham by scores of 25-22 and 25-21 before the Yellowjackets won the…

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Avon View’s varsity girls volleyball team on a roll

October 19, 2017

WINDSOR, N.S. — The Avon View High School girls varsity volleyball team already has a solid streak of wins, and they could be the main contender in regionals and league championships later this year. Head coach Derek Fleming said he’s really impressed with their talent and cohesion, with the team made up of Grades 9–12. “They’re a young team; we lost four of our starters after they graduated last year,”…

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College volleyball: Michigan State snaps No. 1 Minnesota’s 40-match home win streak

September 26, 2017

The Michigan State volleyball team completed the opening weekend of conference play with a statement, sweeping No. 1 Minnesota on its home floor, 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-22) to impreove to 9-2 overall and 2-0 in Big Ten play. Minnesota is now 12-1 and 1-1 after one weekend of conference action. The Spartans, who began Big Ten play with an upset of No. 5 Wisconsin on Friday, staged a remarkable comeback…

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Volleyball rallies for five-set NESCAC win over Williams

September 23, 2017

Williams 2  – 3 Hamilton Hamilton College’s Courtney Brown ’18 hammered 16 kills and the Continentals came from behind for a five-set NESCAC win against the Williams College Ephs at Hamilton’s Margaret Bundy Scott Field House on Friday night. The Continentals (4-2, 2-1 NESCAC) won the first set, 25-21, but Williams claimed the next two by scores of 25-23 and 25-21. Hamilton took the fourth set, 25-22, and clinched the match with a…

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