Illini V-Ball 2018

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Illini V-Ball 2018
« on: October 29, 2018, 01:40:38 PM »
Ranked #6.  Could be #4 after beating #9Nebraska, while #5Pitt and #4PennSt lost Saturday.  They are very good and are getting better.  Their defensive specialists are young while their hitters and blockers are experienced.  The setter may be best in nation.  Half of the top 10 is from the Big w #3Minnesota leading the pack.  BYU is #1

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Re: Illini V-Ball 2018
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2018, 01:47:55 PM »
They're really good again this year.  #2 RPI behind Stanford.
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« Reply #2 on: October 30, 2018, 01:13:40 PM »
We did jump to #4 and still #2 in RPI. Quade is a fantastic hitter.  Bastionelli (sp) is all time Big10 Block leader and Poulter is one of the best setters in America.  Their defensive players are young and improving, but still room to get even better. Our other hitters are good and we have plenty of depth as well.

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2018, 12:10:23 PM »
Your Illini v-ball team did what they needed to do this weekend by posting 2 relatively easy victories at Ohio St and Maryland.  These were 'trap' games after their big win at Nebraska.  They return home I believe to face Rutgers and then a big game against Penn St this week.

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« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2018, 01:33:32 AM »
What a weekend for the #2/4 ranked Illini vball team.  They swept Rutgers Friday nite and squeeked out a 5 setter against #7 Penn State tonite.  They will go on the road for 3 games against teams they have swept at home earlier.  Then will return home to face Purdue which was ranked top 20 earlier.  They are sitting good for a top 4 seed in the tourney.  Don't be surprised if Jordan Poulter ends up 1st team all american

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2018, 02:16:06 PM »
Destroyed Northwestern in Evansville, but that's almost like a home game when you are ranked as the Illini are. NW isn't a bad team either.  That's 10 wins in a row.  Next up is Sat nite at Rutgers who is at the bottom of the Big10

Re: Illini V-Ball 2018
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 10:37:43 PM »
The Illini finished the regular season with 13 straight wins after they beat 12th ranked Purdue tonite.  They should have no trouble retaining their #4 ranking, being a top 4 seed in the tourney with home court at least thru the first 2 rounds.

Re: Illini V-Ball 2018
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2018, 11:05:11 PM »
#3 Overall seed.  Play Friday at Huff at 7pm against Eastern Michigan.  #1Stanford,#2Minny,#4BYU.

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Re: Illini V-Ball 2018
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2018, 06:52:07 PM »
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« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2018, 02:37:53 PM »
Tourney bracket:  https://www.ncaa.com/brackets/volleyball-women/d1/2018
This is the best team we have had since 2011 when we went to the Nat Champ game.  If I lived closer, I wouldnt miss this game, especially since BB isnt all we have hoped.  800 tickets left.  Support these girls.  3 first team all B10 and 1 2nd team.