Well done, PSU. As an aside, did anyone else have problems with their video stream? Mine broke up repeatedly -- froze, jittery. I wonder if the weather had anything to do with that. I'm still a fan of Jake Star -- though he does need to get his Indiana/Illinois straight. And I think someone should tell the PSU producer (do they have a producer?) that showing a replay that makes the viewers miss all or most of the next play is really counterproductive. That happened several times, though it seemed to get better as the match wore on.
All-in-all, I was pleased with the result, but I don't think Indiana is a particularly good team.
I didn't have any issues with the videos stream. Course I'm in the Chicago area and our weather is okay today.
I also don't like replays taking away from the live action. Frequently, in college sports, whoever is doing the event seems to be in love with replays, and isn't careful that the replays don't infringe on the live action. Oh well. I doubt if it will change soon.
This match showed me that this team can let anybody back in a match. PSU doesn't have enough experience to play poorly and still win. The one difference in hitting is Tori Gorrel. But they also don't have the experience in the back row that they did last year. I think that the lack of experience in the back row in combination with the inexperience in front row makes life difficult and is what leads to the inconsistency that we've seen.
Jenna is the only one that played regularly last year in the back row, and that was in a different position. So you have 3 people the back row learning to play together, along with two new hitters in the front row. Also, as other people have mentioned, our serve receive can vary greatly through out a match. The combination of the various inexperiences is gonna produce inconsistent results for a while. Just the way it's gonna be.
Last Edit: Feb 20, 2021 1:05:27 GMT -5 by jojonito