Stats are misleading. Coffman played fabulous defense. Ursuline is much much stronger at the net. Dominated physically. Also had much better balance. Coffman had one player with almost 30 kills and 40 digs. Amazing. But balance beats one phenomenal player usually.Ursuline over Coffman in five sets
25-21, 25-27, 21-25, 25-21,15-5. The difference was 12-6 in blocks....I wasn’t at the match but, the stats show Ursuline had better team defense.
Not sure where you are coming from. I am a Coffman fan. Was simply replying to the comment about Ursuline having better team defense. The person who wrote that was not at the game. Not always accurate to look at stats and make a comment based on that without being at the game. Coffman plays defense with as much effort and desire as any team I have seen. Ursuline was simply too strong at the net. Ursuline is not an overly tall team, but the players look more like college players than high school players. They are a physically strong team and just wore Coffman down. I stand by my comment that teams with better overall balance will usually defeat a team that depends too much on one player. Riley played an amazing game. But...I am curious how many swings she had. She needed help!!! As far as the Catholic comment goes...it is awfully hard in D1 and D2 to get by the Catholic schools in the Cincinnati and Cleveland areas. I don't know what the answer is.Also the much much much less team had only two Seniors, of course your team will still have more balance better depth and be much much much better . yes I realize you complimented the defense of the way overmatched public who was much much much worse .
As stated earlier this sport seems to be more about $ resources to support club fees and thus year round training than anything else, not sure if religious affiliation has anything to do with success on the court. Some of the skill sets needed for the sport are height, jumping ability, quick muscle reaction, and overall dexterity with your hands. You would think that this is a sport that would have more urban success rate yet I never have seen a city school win a District title let alone a Regional or State title. Now with that being said there are a couple bad apples out there; one in particular is still alive and will be playing later today. The relationships between club directors/coaches and players on a high school roster should be addressed but then again some rural pubs would be decimated if there was to be some sort of limitation on club team relationship.Catholic AAU all star teams often have more good players and better balance for obvious reasons than Public schools , just the facts , in many sports, pretty close match for having a MUCH MUCH MUCH better everything
I thought there was a limitation on how many from a HS team can be on the same club or how many of 'their' kids a club coach can have on their team?...but then again some rural pubs would be decimated if there was to be some sort of limitation on club team relationship.
I believe there is a limit but that is per club team and not totally from a club. So you could have all the girls from one team practicing under the same roof with their HS coach involved basically year round.I thought there was a limitation on how many from a HS team can be on the same club or how many of 'their' kids a club coach can have on their team?
hate to say, I told you so...but Tusky wasn't even close to being prepared for this match. Yes, they had state experience, but if I was their coach, I'd look to come over to play some of these teams for at least a weekend. Congrats on another great season for them, but I again believe that playing top competition prepares you better. Versailles knocked off both last year's state champ (Miami East) and this year's number 1 to take the title. Their brutal schedule had them prepared.I understand your point. Maybe this year's team hasn't faced as much adversity as you'd prefer a team to see, but I'm sure the players have throughout their careers. Tusky Valley has four girls that played in last year's D3 championship 5-set loss to Miami East and two (Gilland, Gillson) that played for Tusky Central Catholic in their 2015 & 2016 D4 championship losses to Jackson Center. Experience should help.