Town Square

Post a New Topic

Cal stuns Stanford women's volleyball team

Original post made on Oct 20, 2008

Palo Alto grad Rich Feller thinks he was in the building the last time California won a women's volleyball match at Stanford. "I might have been a high school coach then," said Feller, who coached the Bears to their first win at Maples Pavilion since 1979, 23-25, 25-22, 25-19, 27-25, on Sunday in an important Pac-10 match. "I probably was here watching."

This story contains 433 words.

If you are a paid subscriber, check to make sure you have logged in. Otherwise our system cannot recognize you as having full free access to our site.

If you are a paid print subscriber and haven't yet set up an online account, click here to get your online account activated.

Comments (2)

Like this comment
Posted by Theresa
a resident of Crescent Park
on Oct 20, 2008 at 12:19 pm

I watched both teams play the University of Oregon a few weeks ago, and predicted this outcome -- Cal in 4. I figured Cal would struggle a bit in the first set because they play so many freshmen, and the Maples floor takes a little while to get used to. It's not as bouncy as it used to be, but it's one of the springiest floors in use, so there's definitely a home court advantage.

Though both teams beat Oregon in 3 sets, Cal's win was a whomping while Stanford's was much closer. Stanford's 6-2 offense just doesn't click the way Cal's does -- Cal definitely wins the battle of the setters as Carli Lloyd is phenomenal.

I think Stanford played Cal's big outside, Hana Cutura, well, but couldn't get a handle on Tarrah Murrey or Am'ra Solomon. Stanford's libero, Gabi Ailes, did everything she could, but with all those holes in the block (especially when Akinradewo was off the court) there was just too much floor for her to cover.

I expect the next meeting between these two programs to finish with the same set record (Cal 3-1) unless Stanford finds a way to solve their setting problem.

Like this comment
Posted by GWS
a resident of another community
on Nov 2, 2008 at 10:50 am

Theresa, you know your stuff! Plus you traveled to Oregon. You a scout or a ref or what? Or perhaps a writer?

Don't miss out on the discussion!
Sign up to be notified of new comments on this topic.


Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: * Not sure?

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields

Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 24,943 views

And one more makes three
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 7,990 views

Secretary of Plate
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 2,566 views

New York College Tours
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,155 views

Family Planning: Both Agree Before Getting Pregnant
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 768 views


Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

For the last 23 years, the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund has given away more than $4 million to local nonprofits serving children and families. When you make a donation, every dollar is automatically doubled, and 100% of the funds go directly to local programs. It’s a great way to ensure your charitable donations are working at home.