Tia started at setter because Partyka is injured with a sprained ankle.
The passing was much better until the end of set three. And, that breakdown was specifically Hoff, who had played one of her best matches up to that point. Giambi's return helped stabilize the back row play. She was missed. That was another key change the coaches made, subbing Giambi into the back row for Kash.
But, the biggest change was starting Kennedy in the front row. In the second and third sets, when SDSU changed their defense to try and control Kash, Kennedy just went off on them. Great performance, with 15 kills and a .522 hitting percentage. I understand wanting to try Nelson, earlier, since she is a better six rotation player. But, Kennedy provided a real spark out there.
But, this performance was against a struggling team. Let's see how those changes work against a serious opponent, like San Diego. Saturday will be a real test, and we'll need the middles to step it up.
the Beach ends the match on vomit passing just inexcusable they should run laps, horrific and almost blew a 23-17 lead and barely by 1/2" surving a challenge call
really diminished an otherwise better performance
on the plus side,
have to credit the staff with using Tia at setter but also putting in some nice plays with Kennedy in the middle and Tia getting swings on the right.
but that receiving at the end made for a tough ending. SDSU isn't very good, they beat USCB for their only win.
a win is a win, now for Big Girl Volleyball and a real test against San Diego, who Hilliard may be missing a bit after the start to this new gig
16 kills in 2 sets
going for another POW award, if this keeps up
looking at SDSU, their passing looks eerily familiar to stuff I've seen the first 3 weeks,
maybe has something to do with ex LB players coaching teams lol
whew, amazing what good passing does with Kash on the left side. unstoppable
we do have the most DYNAMIC UNSTOPABLE player in the Big West
a pulse! down 20-17, no service errors and walla!! a comeback with multi-kills from Kash