Wins over WVU gives title to Texas

Discussion in 'Volleyball' started by MajesticII, Nov 13, 2020.

  1. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    Lady Horns clinch conference crown. Now to beat TCU, and finish season #1. Prepare for Spring season and shot at a national title if they can fix service errors.
     
  2. UTExinPDX

    UTExinPDX 1,000+ Posts

    Way to go Longhorns! :hookem2:
     
  3. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    "If they can fix service errors"...

    The matches I have watched have featured some pretty damned good serving.
     
  4. cnb

    cnb 100+ Posts

    vcurrently.very awesome.:hookem:
     
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  5. MajesticII

    MajesticII 1,000+ Posts

    When they get it in. 14 service errors vs WVU in match one. 14 errors and 18 errors in the two matches vs Baylor. Luckily Baylor had 9 and 18 errors serving to help the cause. Way too many service errors to beat powerhouse teams like Nebraska and others who don't have issues serving.
     
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  6. cnb

    cnb 100+ Posts

    That rocks :hookem:
     
  7. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    14 errors in a straight set victory is a little concerning. (~5 errors per set)
    14 errors in a 5 set match is not nearly as concerning. (~3 errors per set)

    I looked for serve % stats but it isn't tracked on the NCAA site. My gut tells me we are serving much better this year compared to 2019 when we had a relatively weak serve game, not only in higher serve percentage, but also in serve quality (forcing poor passes or overpasses, thus limiting the opponent's ability to effectively run their full offense and limiting side outs).
     
  8. Run Pincher

    Run Pincher 1,000+ Posts

    A little better, but I think the biggest difference has been Morgan. She's the only one on the team with more SA's than SE's, the other players are about the same as last year. But replace Micaya with Morgan and it makes a big difference. Morgan actually has a higher SA/set ratio than Micaya had last year and she's second on the team this year just behind Logan. And obviously she doesn't have a rocket jump serve.

    As I always keep saying, but the coaches and players can't seem to hear me, you don't have to have a killer jump serve to be effective. Nalani is the perfect example of this. During the (I think KSU match) she started off with her jump serve and tried to hit it into the 9th row of seating. The next time she did a normal serve and it was an ace.

    I think we saw the same thing last year. Teams had more trouble with Sydney's floater than Micaya's jump serve, hence the SA/set ratio being so low. And the SE's are absolutely a momentum killer.

    I don't think any team can win a NC giving up 3+ free points/set.
     
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  9. Sangre Naranjada

    Sangre Naranjada Winebibber

    If a given team has 3 to 5 more service errors per set than the opponent, you're almost certainly right, but no team has a perfect serve percentage.
     

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