I fully admit I don't really follow college volleyball. But I do know our coach Al Scates has a program which has dominated this sport just like the Coach did his back in 60s and 70s. Volleyball is a UCLA sport. We dominate it. We own it. Sure we stumble every now and then ... but so do the Yankees. It's no big deal. Al Scates is the Volleyball Wizard of Westwood. We are in the Championship match today taking on (apparently) a pretty solid PSU team in Happy Valley. Here is the LA Times:
The second-seeded Bruins will be facing tournament host Penn State, whose fourth-seeded Nittany Lions on Thursday upset No. 1 UC Irvine, 32-30, 30-23, 31-33, 27-30, 15-13, in the Division I semifinals.
"It's worth a lot against some opponents, it's not worth much against us," Bruin Coach Al Scates said of an opponent's home-court advantage. "We play some of our best matches against large crowds rooting for the opposition.
"We just beat [second-ranked] Hawaii when they had 6,000 fans and we had 20. We're going to have at least four times that amount against Penn State."
The championship match, which starts at 4 p.m. PDT, will be broadcast live on ESPN2.
Anways, good luke to the boys in Blue and Gold. Let's hope they can bring home another banner for this dominant program:
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If any of you are watching the MATCH on ESPN2, comment away. This is our championship thread.
Side out UCLA.