12 May, 2009

UC Irvine: NCAA Men's Volleyball Champions

current song: Omen by Prodigy

congrats to UC Irvine for bringing back a vball title back to the west coast... where it belongs. post labeled MPSF vball because both teams play in the same conference. UCI battled league foe USC for the title. cheered for USC. Pac-10 has not held any vball title for several seasons.

in the MPSF tournament USC upset... and swept top ranked UCI in a semi-final match. I thought USC would win the national title in 4 sets. coaching battle. down 2 sets to 1... UCI coach put in vball stud middle blocker Simmons in the 4th set. he basically changed the match. catalyst for UCI's come from behind victory. would have been an amazing late season run had USC won.

USC's Murphy Troy = uber-vball stud. watched him and the Trojans play against UH a few weeks ago. he's big... he's bad... he's burly. he can kill anywhere on the court w/ authoritay. USC hitter Tony Ciarelli couldn't focus on his game. UCI hecklers did a great job distracting him.

only several months before Pac-10 women's vball begins.

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