Bad loss last night. Temple came in 3-9. Hopefully, this won’t be a preview of conference play as the Coogs Out of Conference schedule was extremely weak.
The University of Houston Volleyball team opened up American Athletic conference play on Friday night with an emotional 3-2 (20-25, 25-19, 25-19, 26-28, 13-15) loss to Temple.
After finding themselves ahead 2-1 in match play and 21-14 in the fourth set, the Cougars (13-, 0-1) were unable to seal the victory, as the Owls (4-9, 1-0) went on the win the contest.
I know nothing about Volleyball, but schedule reminds me of Alvin Brooks last year. Scheduled literally the 7 worse teams in America to start the season and started 7-0. Proceeded to get blown out in Hawaii by Kansas and TSU and then lost pretty much every CUSA game by 40 before he got fired. I would think volleyball and soccer are both on the hot seat given the poor conference performance the last few years.
I think we need to make a coaching change in Voleyball this year.
I believe we just did that for soccer (2 years ago?).
Yes, soccer just made the change before last year. I think Bocanegra will get things turned around for that team once he gets more of his players in.
But, volleyball, we really did schedule a very weak schedule this year in order to beef up our out of conference record. Losing to two teams this weekend that were below us in the RPI, at home, is not a good sign for the rest of the season.
Really have to question why Coach Platt hasn’t done better at Houston. She did very well at HBU, but that success hasn’t translated at all. She’s been her since 2012, has had two winning seasons and only one winning record in conference (her 2nd year…last year in CUSA). At what point do we pull the plug.
_The University of Houston Volleyball team put together a comeback bid on Sunday inside the Athletics/Alumni center, but its efforts were not enough, falling to UConn 3-1 (16-25, 18-25, 25-23, 18-25). _
The Cougars move to 13-4 and 0-2 in American Athletic Conference play on the year, while the Huskies improve to 9-6 and 1-1 against conference foes.