we're not saying we're desperate around here but . . .
Volleyball 10:30pm ET (With Stream)
Looks like the Wahines (Hawaii) are going to knock out the Illini. Illinois hasn't been defending well or playing great defense either. Hawaii is capitalizing on Illinois being out of position. A couple really good hitters for Hawaii. They kind of remind me of Michigan with their aggressive serving and hitting.
EDIT: Hawaii has a 5'2" DS who looks like a midget on the court. More entertaining than Illinois' play right now.
Wahines wins on a match point where an Illini player falls into the net. That symbolizes their game today really well. Hawaii looked better down the stretch. They'll take the winner of our game tonight.
They'll probably start our game in 30 minutes or so. I'll bump a comment when it starts.
Game is on.
13-8 in the first set. Hunt has been unstoppable in the front. The announcer keeps trying to jinx Michigan by claiming we haven't had a hitting error yet.
Great job mixing up strong kills, tips, and 2s. We look like the better team so far. Lots of time left.
"Zimmerman hit in the dome piece"
Lol, awesome announcer
good game so far
Announcer has been great. I watched some of the men's DIII soccer last weekend, and the announcers for that were terrible... not that they're CBS employees, but sometimes they're sub-par.
He's gotten players wrong, scores wrong, all sorts of things. Plus I find him annoying to listen to.
Oh well, I'm grateful to have a video to complain about.
Looking good so far. Have to avoid the service errors.
Huge set win. Ladies looking solid. Keep it up!
M wins the first set 25-18. One hitting error in the set. That's ridiculous. Hunt and Paz are hitting tremendously and Zimmerman is playing one of her best games of the last 3 weeks. Stanford has no idea where the ball is going and aren't covering well.
I think we should have called the time out at 13-10. Bruck isn't having her best game.
12-15 at the 2nd set media timeout.
Commentator strikes again...
The superswiffer, big enough to hold 6 swiffers
This new floor is causing some problems. That or the "superswiffer" girl isn't getting the job done. Need more Rood.
More Rood equaled more points. 22-23. Paz just had a huge ace.
17-20. Michigan got bailed out on a bad call by the refs to get some more momentum.
Argh, we give them an ace on the back line to lose set 2 25-23.
Stanford can't handle the Michigan serve this set. 8-3 M early. Forced Stanford into an early timeout. Hunt is back to hitting really well. Rood involved as well.
bad calls are getting annoying...but still 16-11
That ball was SO in. I couldn't see the missed hit on Lexi, so I can't say it was that bad.
I wasn't 100% sure, but since the commentator supported it, I figured it was a bad call as well.
Karlee has done one thing really well tonight and that's one-on-one at the net.
That's two really tough points in a row. Not much else that Michigan could really do. That dig by Stanford was great. Not much you can do with a tip like that.
These announcers are absolutely horrendous...plus with this Klineman girl, they think they're CBS talking about Tim Tebow
And really not all that much compared to who they lost.
We need another timeout... and we get it. Those two serve receive errors were HORRENDOUS. Just horrible, awful, disgusting. That killed any control we had.
If we could just rotate to get Rood in the front quicker, we'd be much more awesome.
That was a scary comeback.
Up 2-1 :)
Rood block to go up 2-1! 25-22!
Just realized that I have been wearing my Stanford sweatshirt all day...Have a Michigan one on presently. M should cruise to the W now.
Good change. If we start to slip you better change back ASAP.
Forced them into another early TO with a 6-1 lead in the 4th set. We're rolling.
These guys have given Michigan no credit, but I watched Stanford last weekend and they just are not awesome without Akinradewo in the middle.
How is the sweet 16 even remotely similar to the 7th game of the world series? lol
Lexi Zimmerman, will you marry me?
She's mine. I will fight you for her. People have pressed me on this before. You will never meet one of them. I promise.
Wheels falling off for Stanford. Awesome.
1. Drink when Juliana Paz knots her hair.
2. Drink when Lexi dumps one over.
This is just fun to watch Stanford collapse. No sugarcoat.
Paz and Co. are taking Stanford to task right now. Looking good.
If the announcers are to be believed, all you need to be able to play volleyball is "stay loose" and "be a lefty."
The lefty fist pump is highly underrated.
I'm only watching the live stats, but it shows their mgoblue.com picture. Is it just me, or is almost every woman on Michigan's team pretty damn cute?
Definitely not just you.
Very true. I've noticed that when watching several other teams. I've always had a thing for volleyball players, but Michigan's team is MUCH MUCH more attractive than most.
Yeah, I am with you on the volleyball player thing. I honestly did not see one unattractive woman on Michigan's team. Paz and Rood, wow. While, there were a few Stanford girl's who didn't exactly give me good thoughts.
Double Win for Michigan!
I have a thing for Hunt myself.
Hail, hail to Michigan, the champions of the west!
Wow..completely shut them down.
Win 3-1, 25-18 23-25 25-22 25-11
And, yes they are all pretty good looking
Looks like changing the sweatshirt was the trick.
Just awesome. What a huge win for the program.
I'll need a power nap.
Also, no matter how the match ends, Michigan will definitely win the battle of the beauty. I watched the Illini lose to Hawaii.