Updates: Coming… Noon (All times central)Centenary at St. ThomasVideoStats4:00 p.m.Centenary at St. ThomasVideoStats Random Thoughts: Our first Sunday of matches, I believe. Centenary starts their season with a tough test as they head to Houston to play the Celts. St. Thomas started the season off by taking two from TLU, which were good wins. Traditionally,…… Continue reading Sunday, Feb. 28 Match Day!
Update: Got this out late on a day with early matches. Oh well. Austin College wins their match 3-1. They again lose the first set and then handle up on TLU pretty easily after that. Double-digit kills for Olivia Linton and Caitlin Mahoney. Three solo blocks for setter Kacie Hall. Trinity does get the sweep…… Continue reading Saturday, Feb. 27 Match Day!
Update: I see the video links from Belhaven but I don’t see how to watch the UTD match. Anyone know? I see the link for the second match. ETBU is handling LC pretty well taking the first set and winning big in the second. Stepped away for a bit. UTD swept the first match against…… Continue reading Friday, Feb. 26 Match Day!
Wife’s car is in the shop and the cost is already too high and they are still digging around. I never needed a third child but if someone could have guaranteed that he/she/them/it would have been a mechanic, I would have signed up in an instant. On an unrelated note, that’s actually how we had…… Continue reading Thursday Musings (Updated)
Surprise! The AVCA is putting out a Top 25! Bless their heart. I mean, talk about just not having a clue on how to compare teams from different conferences let alone different regions. Still, they are trying and I am all for trying. First off, I only see 20 first place votes. Now, in normal…… Continue reading AVCA Top 25 (2/24/21)
Only one more team was added to the West Region “We beat Covid because we’re playing volleyball” list. That makes 19 teams in our standing while we wait for 10 more to come out of hiding. We’ve got 5 out of the NWC (Oregon schools) plus Concordia, Centenary, Dallas and Southwestern. Whoops, that makes 9…… Continue reading Points/Set Standings (2/24/21)
The following players have earned POW honors. Links are attached to the conference name when available. Previous winners will be retained at the bottom of the article. We’ve only got the NWC this week. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll get all three conferences playing at the same time. ASC East Division – Offensive: NoneEast…… Continue reading Players of the Week (2/24/21)
Update: Both McMurry and UMHB are up big in their first sets. I spy Taylor Salone (HSU). She was someone I thought would contribute to HSU immediately but didn’t see her during their first matches. She leads the team in kills and adds much needed height. Both McMurry and UMHB win their first set. UMHB…… Continue reading Tuesday, Feb. 23 Match Day!
Time for the West Region Top 10. Only four teams played last week so the movement in the rankings is centered around them. Here is the ranking: My Rank, (my rank last week), record, key results last week 1 (1) Trinity 2-0 W: None; L; None.2 (7) Whitworth 3-0 W: PLU (2); L: None.3 (2)…… Continue reading West Region Top 10 (2/23/21)
Without rehashing the entire story, recently it occurred to me that Annika Canaba (Junior Middle/Setter from Sul Ross State) was the daughter of Coach Troy Canaba and that they both were attempting to navigate playing/coaching two different sports during the same time period. You see Annika, in addition to volleyball, is an exceptional softball player…… Continue reading Canaba Interview