Senior night starts in 6 min!
Tonight we honored our seniors Lei and Amanda! What a GREAT four years they had with the Tigers! Great crowd here to see them out!
By the way: I am the “sub” blogger, so bear with me..This is my 3rd time, so I think I am getting the hang of it!
Tigers take the first point and rolling 4-1 now off of two kills and a block from Paola!
If the Tigers take the match tonight along with Saturdays at TAMU, then odds are in favor of us stamping our ticket to the NCAA tournament. Tigers force Baylor to call a time out (TO) leading 7-2.
Tigers simply dominating this game is all categories so far 11-5 Tigers rolling!
Time out Baylor (2nd one) with the Tigers leading 14-5
Jules with the thunderous kill makes it 19-10…All Tigers so far!
Baylor trying a little bit of a comeback! They are within 5 points now. 20-15 Tigers while Mizzou uses his first time out. No stats just yet, but my hunch is Paola and Jules hitting pretty well!
Tigers control the set to take it 25-16…Tigers rolling! After the T.O, the Tigers go on a 5-1 run to close out the set GO TIGERS!
Big Battle going on in the Hearnes now…Tigers winning this 4-3 so far
Hantouli ends a BU run to make it 5-8 Baylor…Paola with 6 kills leads all Tigers hitting .385 now.
Tigers trying to get in sync! Mizzou takes the time out with the score 7-15. Tigers rolled in the first set, and might have got a little relaxed so far in set #2, but don’t you worry, Tigers play well at home, and will find it!
Tigers try to fight back, but too little too late, Baylor takes the set 16 -25
Stats just in, Jules hitting .222 to lead the team, however Paola has blasted 7 kills along with 7 digs to lead all Tigers in both categories. 2-2 early on.
HUGE block by Paola makes it 6-6 after the time out. Tigers where off to the slow start, but Coach Kreklow got them rolling!
Catie Wilson giving the Baylor Libero a facial (ball that hits off of your face) to knot it up at 10-10. Lei wang showing her leadership on Senior night with her 2nd solo block of the set. Tigers are back!
Marissa Ferri getting some extensive action today. The Freshman from the Chicago area been off the court for quite a while, but her return has really helped spark the Tigers. I expect to see more of her the rest of the season. 15-20 Baylor.
Behind the great passing from Ferri, Tigers still can’t get the hitter in rhythm. Tigers block a little out of synch. Tigers in the huddle and I am sure Coach Kreklow will fix those issue real quick. Expect a motivated Tiger group in set #4. Baylor takes the 2-1 lead in the match (set #3 17-25)
Fact: I think Baylor might be the only school that keeps LIVE bears on campus (two of them!). Smack in the middle of campus (their version of Brady Commons) you can find a cage (and a small one) with two live bears there. Strange. Baylor with the early 1-4 lead.
Stats in..Wendy and Paola leading with hitting percentage (.182), but Paola has hung 12 kills so far on Baylor. 4-9 Baylor.
Paola puts another one down to continue the comeback 9-11 Baylor, but closing the gap!
Seriously, the 4 time newcomer of the week Paola is the big 12 definition of “unstopable”…So few teams have had the tools to stop her. 12-16 Baylor, but the hitting is coming along!
Baylor calls it’s 1st time out as Wendy crushes the overpass to make it 15-17. Here comes the big comeback! Tiger hitting and blocking have surfaced and that is what is clawing them back into this match.
Baylor just finding the seems. 18-21 Baylor. Time out Missouri
Off the outstanding performance against #8 ISU, the Tigers struggle a little tonight. After crushing Baylor in the first set, they just can’t get the machine going for the match. Baylor gets the best of the Tigers today winning the 4th set 19-25.
NExt up TAMU in a must win situation to go dancing (NCAA tournament). Great effort tonight, don’t let the score fool you!