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& Pepperdine is 0-2 and hasn't won a single set..
..for whatever that's worth.
LMU losing to Texas, but I think Texas looks a lot better today
Yes, thatís why I said that it seems that those teams are not that strong this year, and perhaps the strong scheduling will work out better than expected. Omaha was one of the weakest teams scheduled (Creighton is the strongest team after Nebraska in that region). Indiana is in the bottom third of the B1G, and also seems winnable.
Washington, UCLA, Arizona all lost today, Arizona to UC Davis and lost twice, and Omaha expected to be good also lost.
but it's early, one day. Texas will probably have trouble with LMU if they can't pass any better.
Itís a very ambitious non-conference schedule. I was concerned that it might be too ambitious, but this win is a marquee win that the program hasnít experienced in a very, very long time. It also looks like some of the other teams on the schedule-Washington, UCLA, Arizona-are not as strong this year. The team record (and RPI) going into conference play might actually be quite good.
Serving and Passing was spot on tonight to equalize any advantage Texas had at the net
jittery to start as well, down 8-3 in first set, and then just grinded,
Liask (sic) after a horrid Pepperdine was solid
really nice to see the passing of all, but especially how in sync Chacon, HOff, and Giambi were back there - Beach got better middle looks than the Steers
every player played well for stretches,
Agi coming in cold and under pressure with a BIG TIME down the line shot towards the end
gotta love Hayes serve, seems like she jumps about 2 inches but who cares, she's a cool cucumber
what a team!!
3579, wow, that's big time
all the starters upped it from the Pepperdine exhibition with really solid play to grind back that key 1st set win,
a win and mojo that hasn't been there since the 2014 season - great start to the season for the students
now the hard work starts, other teams are gonna grind a bit better than Texas.