So much fun watching BYU sports.
What amazing character this team showed. And I have to give credit to Coach
McGown for making a critical substitution at the setter position. Sander and
Patch had a slow start because they were getting few good sets to them. When
Tyler Heap replaced Boyce at setter in the 3rd set, the difference in the
performance by the hitters was clearly visible. It absolutely turned the
momentum of the game in BYU's favor. Gutsy and correct call by the coach.
Tyler Heap made some freshman mistakes but overall set beautifully and was the
key factor in the Cougar comeback. He was the unsung hero of this match. This
team is deeper than I thought.Josue Rivera picked the perfect time
to have his best game, as Patch and Sander were struggling. I am still waiting
for Sander to "show up" for this tournament. Part of the problem is
Boyce doesn't dish him the ball much anymore.
Wow, it really is a great time for BYU sports! We have teams shooting for
national titles in multiple sports, and the best part of it all: we get to watch
it all live on BYUtv. Good luck to all our athletes and teams--especially
volleyball and rugby--as they shoot for national championships!
This win was, indeed, huge. Not only does it assure BYU of getting to the NCAA
playoffs, but, as was mentioned above, it almost certainly means UCLA--by far
the most dangerous team in the MPSF right now--won't be there to spoil the
party. I'd put the Cougs' odds of winning the national championship
now at about 5-3, which would be a fitting end to the only season in which
Sander and Patch will play together. (Patch is going on a mission, isn't
he?)Volleyball is a harrowing sport in which momentum can turn on a
dime, but one thing I like about the MPSF--and the NCAA--is that every match
counts. A team has to be in the top eight just to get to the conference
tournament, and the #1 seed gets to play every tournament match at home.
Moreover, no one can just coast into the NCAA tournament.
@grfwlr I stand corrected. I knew that. It just gets to be too much
to follow all the great teams BYU has and remember who is playing who.
Volleball, Rugby, Tennis, Golf, Baseball, Track and field, News about Ziggy, how
do we keep up with it all.
SLCWatch"Now, how to spend Saturday? Watch Volleyball vs Long Beach or
Rugby vs UCLA?"Just a small correction. BYU Rugby already
defeated UCLA 69 - 8 last Saturday at UCLA. Their opponent this coming Saturday
is Central Washington (the team that replaced Utah).
This win was HUGE for BYU. It almost certainly knocks UCLA out of going to the
Final Four in LA next week, which UCLA hosts. Now that BYU doesn't have to
deal with UCLA on it's home court, the odds of a national championship for
BYU are high! I hope Cougar fans pack Pauley Pavilion!!
BYU didn't play well in the first two sets. However, the comeback to win
three sets in a row was very exciting to watch. Hopefully, the Cougars can keep
the momentum going against a Long Beach State team that is also hungry to win
the conference's automatic bid. The Beach features the son of former BYU
basketball great, Michael Smith.
Wow, it was a perfect Thursday night of sports entertainment for me. I kept
switching back and forth between BYU tv and ESPN because I didn't want to
miss who will take Star Lotulelei in the draft. I was somewhat disappointed
because I truly thought, based on reports, that he would probably go higher than
Ziggy. Anyhow, once Carolina took him, I stayed with BYU tv until the game was
over. And boy what a gutsy performance by those no name Cougs! At first I
thought there was no way they could come back with the way UCLA was playing
lights out on the first two sets. But then the boys in blue woke up and boy
what a comeback! It's the kind of performance that truly eases the pain of
insults from all the BYU haters.Oooodalala!!! Looking forward to
Saturday! Go Cougars!
Those first two sets were gut wrenching as UCLA wouldn't make a mistake and
clearly had great middle hitters. I just about turned out the lights. But I
stayed with it and was mildly surprised that the Cougars had such an easy time
in the third set. But I didn't get my hopes up until the end of the fourth
set. What a gutsy performance! The fifth set was enough to remove the last
hair on my head in handfuls, rearrange the furniture and take the rest of my
extended family hostage. What an amazing comeback!!! If you missed it you
missed one for the ages. It would be like watching Custer and his last three
men making a comeback to win. Now, how to spend Saturday? Watch
Volleyball vs Long Beach or Rugby vs UCLA? How do you keep your National
Championship drives sorted out? So much to do when you're a Cougar fan.
Volleyball is as exciting a sport as any out there. Great job Cougars!
Amazing. Volleyball is clearly the greatest spoke and biggest hidden secret.
Congratulations Cougars! Mighty win!
What a gutsy performance! Never seen UCLA play better than in the first 2 sets.
BYU showed that they want it more! WOW!
Congratulations Cougars on a great comeback win over the Bruins!Good
luck on Saturday!