Archive for March, 2010

How the MPSF plays out the next three weeks

March 27th, 2010
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Stanford 12-4

On the road for 4 of last 6, at CSUN and UCSB, hosts Pepperdine and USC, at UCLA and UCI

Losses have been to BYU, UCSB, CSUN and Pepperdine

Pepperdine 11-5

home for 2, on road for last 4. Hosts UCLA and UCI, on road at Stanford, UOP, Long Beach State, UCSD

Losses to UCI, UCSD, Long Beach State, BYU and Hawaii (hawaii has tiebreaker)

BYU 12-6

four left, at long beach state twice, host CSUN twice (split with Pepperdine, Waves have tiebreaker)

CSUN 11-6

host 3, Stanford, UOP, UCSB and are at BYU twice to finish

beat Cardinal at Stanford, and SB at SB.

Hawaii 11-7 Has tiebreakers on all teams except for Stanford and UCLA, and 2 teams they haven’t played

2 at home vs. UCSD and 2 at UCSB

UCLA 9-7

Bruins on the road for 4 more, Pepperdine, USC, LBS, UCSD, hosts Stanford and UOP

have lost to USC, Stanford, UCSD, LBS

Long Beach State 8-8

five at home, BYU twice, at UCI, home against UCLA, Pepperdine, USC

they beat UCI, UCLA, Pepperdine and lost to USC

USC 8-8

2 at home, last four on road. host UCI and UCLA, are at UOP, Stanford, UCSD, Long Beach State

lost to stanford, beat UCSD and Long Beach

UCSB 7-10

host UOP and Stanford, at CSUN, host Hawaii for 2

They beat Stanford, lost to Northridge

UCI 6-10

At SC and Pepperdine, host Long Beach, at UCSD, host Pacific and Stanford

Beat Pepperdine, lost to SC, Long Beach, and Stanford.

Even though UCSD (4-12) and UOP (0-16) are out of playoff contention, Tritons and Tigers could play spoilers down the stretch.

Warriors-Waves rewind Night 2

March 27th, 2010
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A really good win for Hawaii tonight. they hit .367, outblocked Pepperdine 14-9. Grgas was a factor tonight 7-0-11, and Hunt much more efficient 7-1-13. hawaii was able to win without Walker coming up big. 5 kills, 6 errors.

Even tough Zemljak had only three aces his serving kept the Waves off balance. Wade said Nejc is more crosscourt and Umlauft line, but tonight they went opposite to change things up. Riecks got aces 3 times in the middle of Set 2.

Another good night for Rawson, 9 kills, 8 blocks.

IMHO, the coaching staff does wonders when they have tape of the first night. they’ve been able to come back after a loss every time except for that first time at Stanford.

Hawaii sweeps Pepperdine 3-0 Night 2

March 27th, 2010
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Warriors had a quick start and never trailed, winning Set 1 30-20. Umlauft 6-1-11, Schleppenbach 5-0-8, Torres 2-5-11.

Hawaii pulls out Set 2 34-32. Warriors led most of the way, Pepperdine rallied, took 2 set points at 30-29 and 31-30. UH came back with 3 set points, with a kill by Grgas making it 33-32. Schleppenbach hitting error ends it. UH had three aces in seven serves, all mishandled by Riecks. Umlauft 14-2-27. Hunt 5-0-8. Schleppenbach 11 kills, Riecks with 9, Torres with 6, hitting .000.

Warriors-Waves rewind Night 1

March 26th, 2010
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Hard to gauge from Gametracker but it seemed to be a winnable game for Hawaii, especially Set 2, when they were up 28-24. Reminded me a lot like Set 1 vs. long beach state last week.

Wade said if the OHs were a little more consistent, they would have been in better shape. Hunt seemed to have disappeared, 2 kills, hit negative. Sounds like Walker was forcing it at the end. Sounded like most of the blocks were on sets that were pretty predictable.

We’ll see what happens tomorrow. Hawaii’s been pretty good about getting a split on the road, with the exception of Stanford. They’ve only lost once on Saturday night, one of the players pointed out, and that was Stanford.

Pepperdine sweeps Hawaii 3-26

March 26th, 2010
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Hawaii trailed most of the way, tied it at 22 but Waves finish it out 30-26.

Warriors led 28-24 but couldn’t put it away. Much like last week’s match against Long Beach State, they had three swings at ending it. Corey Riecks had four straight kills and Rawson blocked by Santos to win it for the Waves. Rawson 8-1-11. Umlauft 14-3-26.

Riecks 12-2-21, J.D. Schleppenbach 11-1-15.

Umlauft finished with 20 kills but Walker had three consecutive errors at the end of Set 3. Pepperdine closes it out 30-26.