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9/28/16: #11 UWSP withstands #12 UWW

#11 UW-Stevens Point 3, #12 UW-Whitewater 2 UWSP’s Cefalu had 15 kills.
#19 UW-La Crosse 3, UW-Stout 1 UWL’s Jablonski hit 12-1-20 with 5 blocks.
#23 UW-Oshkosh 3, UW-Platteville 0 UWO’s Elstner had 13 kills.
#24 UW-Eau Claire 3, UW-River Falls 0 UWEC’s Sawchuk had 15 kills, 11 digs.

#18 Elmhurst 3, Carthage 0 EC’s Nimrick hit 6-1-11 with 28 assists.

St. Thomas 3, Hamline 0 UST’s Lloyd had 14 kills.
Carleton 3, St. Catherine 2 CC’s Stevens had 26 kills.
Augsburg 3, Gustavus Adolphus 1 AC’s Terhell had 37 digs.

Dominican 3, Edgewood 1 DU’s R. Wyse had 11 kills, 14 digs.

Cornell 3, Grinnell 0 CC’s Boyd had 15 kills.

Rockford 3, Mount Mary 0 RU’s Hartman had 10 kills.

Top 25 upset watch
#1 Calvin 3, #6 Hope 0
#8 Colorado College 3, Johnson & Wales (Colo.) 0
#13 Eastern 3, DeSales 0
#17 Mary Washington 3, Southern Virginia 1

-Ricky Nelson


Written by Ricky Nelson

September 28, 2016 at 12:01 am

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  1. Checked out the Oshkosh match for a bit. Nice scoreboard and scorers table! Was that done because you guys are getting the finals or was that already in the plans?

    1700 in the stands to watch Calvin and Hope. Impressed with Calvin to fight through that and take the sweep.


    September 29, 2016 at 8:35 am

  2. Saw the Carthage/Elmhurst match last nite. Carthage has some setting issues. Stefanie Romanowski their starting 6’4 Middle hitter got some of the worst sets i’ve seen. I point out her height because she consistently got sets too low for her and it showed on her attacks eventually getting pulled in the second set and not seeing the court again. I don’t understand that, the middle loses playing time because the sets were bad?!? Of course the other middle who’s only 6’0 had much better results as the low sets were just perfect for her. A Carthage fan sitting behind me kept saying out loud “get the sets higher” repeatedly. I have no dog in the fight but i didn’t understand that whole deal.

    Stephanie Korbakes their RS is pretty awesome, tremendous lift on her approach. Mallory Parsons their DS turned outside hitter needs to remain hitting and not just rotating in for back row duty because she can thump with the best of them although she tends to make careless unforced errors which may be the reason she was made into a DS after her freshman year.
    Having watch them a couple times now, Carthage may have a rebuilding year on their hands which is probably what most people who follow them might have expected with key loses from last year.

    Having watch Elmhurst several times, a couple things stand out.
    Their back row passing is just godawful. There’s no other way to say it. And it’s not just one player, its the whole lot. I can’t imagine their libero would be the starting libero anywhere else.

    Their setter sure loves to attack maybe to the detriment of her actual setting skills. She’s not a great setter but she makes up for it in other areas for sure. I will give her credit for getting to some lousy balls because her passers can’t serve receive effectively but even on good passes her sets are what i would call not very hittable balls. The set balls spin like crazy and she gets called repeatedly for doubles and its the location of her sets that are obvious to me at least. Her hitters are constantly tipping the balls instead of thumping away because the sets are off and they need to adjust their attack.

    Elmhurst maybe a team where the whole is better than their individual parts. I don’t really see a team with an outstanding player but just enough solid players that play well enough together to beat some good teams but no real threat for anything significant.


    September 29, 2016 at 11:30 am

  3. I have not seen much of Carthage this year, but losing an All-America setter was bound to affect the Lady Reds. She was one of the best pure setters I’ve seen in D III in a while.

    Elmhurst is Elmhurst. I’m convinced that that team can beat anyone in the country on a given night. I’m also pretty sure the iffy version of Elmhurst can lose to many teams.

    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    September 29, 2016 at 5:09 pm

  4. That new video board at Oshkosh is sharp. I also like the new court-side boards. They should be very nice features for spectators when the university hosts the final three rounds this year.

    However, it is weird that a live feed is occurring above your head on a gigantic screen while you’re watching the court. It’s not like we’re viewing a match from the fifth level of the Superdome or from view-obstructed seats. Then again the newly renovated Kolf Sports Center Fieldhouse has a D I feel to it with all of the new-ish bells and whistles like a resurfaced court, new indoor track and new bleachers.

    -Ricky Nelson

    Ricky Nelson

    September 29, 2016 at 5:20 pm

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