12/20/2009

Penn State Women's Volleyball National Champions! Live Blog Text

Thanks to everyone who participated in the Live Blog during the super exciting, match of a lifetime, Women's Volleyball NCAA Championship Final - which was won by our Penn State Nittany Lions!!!!!

Full text of the Live Blog after the jump if you missed (or want to re-live) it -




8:00
Maddy: Well, ESPN2 still has basketball on

8:01
AmandaKT: i know...i am worried they will start the match before the game is over

8:03
Maddy:
lol - they haven't "gone live" on ESPN.com yet

8:03
AmandaKT:
well that's good news

8:04
AmandaKT: how's the weather out there?

8:05
AmandaKT: looks like it's about to start???

8:06
AmandaKT: or well, at least they said it wouldn't start until after the game

8:07
Maddy: it's snowy - just walked home from a christmas party - still thawing out

8:07
AmandaKT: how much snow did you get?

8:09
Maddy: over a foot - about 18" , just below the knee ;)

8:09
AmandaKT: holy cow!!!

8:10
Maddy: did you see that Fresno and Wyoming are in 2OT?

8:10
AmandaKT:
go wyoming!!

8:10
Maddy: go 'stash

8:11
Maddy: wyoming just scored a td


8:12
AmandaKT: sweet!

8:13
[Comment From Suz]
Let's hope the B-ball game doesn't go into OT

8:14
[Comment From Rick]
Thanks for live-blogging the game and keeping us apprised. Go State!

8:14
[Comment From Rick]
Er, match. I always do that... :)

8:15
AmandaKT: i guess the first set started...texas first point

8:16
Maddy: OMZ - this basketball game needs to end NOW

8:17
AmandaKT:
this is why i hate basketball...

8:17
Maddy: Wyoming wins -

8:17
Maddy: it is kinda interesting - umass vs memphis

8:18
Maddy: esp if umass wins

8:19
AmandaKT: and normally i would be enjoying it...but it's stealing psu time

8:19
Maddy: i mean, who is Calipari rooting for?

8:20
Maddy: very true, very true

8:21
AmandaKT:
11-10 state

8:22
Maddy:
okay go

8:22
AmandaKT: ok good game umass...now flip

8:22
Suz: Yea!!! The game's on now!

8:22
Maddy: whew

8:23
AmandaKT: wahooo

8:23
Maddy: 14 - 14 Penn State serve

8:23
AmandaKT: this is going to be an intense game...insane

8:23
Suz: There should be a drinking game for this match...drink every time they mention that PSU is looking for their 3rd championship...

8:24
AmandaKT: good idea suz...

8:24
Maddy:
amaretto sours?

8:24
AmandaKT: as well as destinee hooker...the streak...russ rose...

8:24
Maddy: Karch's tie is weird

8:25
Maddy: texas serve 15 - 14

8:25
Maddy: 15 - 15

8:26
AmandaKT: nice block

8:26
AmandaKT: nevermind it looked better than it was

8:26
Suz: Darn that was out....

8:27
Maddy:
texas 18 - 15

8:27
AmandaKT: i'd rather us lose this first set...after watching the pwnage of hawaii in the semis

8:27
Maddy: i hate this camera angle

8:27
Maddy: long 18 - 16

8:28
AmandaKT: me too!!! it's the worst

8:28
Suz: Long volley...lots of good blocking on both sides

8:28
Maddy: net violation 18 - 17

8:28
Maddy: i love russ rose

8:28
Maddy: never mind - do over

8:28
AmandaKT: i love his notebook

8:28
Maddy: 18 -16

8:28
AmandaKT: i hate the mulligans...

8:29
Maddy: good girls! 18 - 17

8:29
AmandaKT: oh well in that case...that was a great do over

8:29
Maddy: texas kill 19 - 17

8:29
AmandaKT: we come back..19-18

8:29
Maddy:
nice 19 - 18

8:30
Maddy: 1 9 - 19

8:30
AmandaKT: tie...though i am not sure why b/c i couldn't see with the crappy angle

8:30
Maddy: wilson 19 - 20

8:31
Maddy: i have no idea who thinks that back court angle is a good idea - at least they're using it less than last year

8:32
Maddy: i guess this is what they wanted to say back at 8pm

8:33
Suz: At least the girls are in Tampa and not in State College. Depending on where they are going after the game (tonight/tomorrow) they may decide to stay in Tampa a few days

8:33
Maddy: glass 19 -21

8:33
Maddy: 19 -22

8:33
AmandaKT: sweet 22-19 state

8:33
Suz: 5 straight points to PSU

8:34
Suz: Can you imagine having to wear that orange if you were a fan/alumni?

8:34
Maddy:
Yea! Megan Hodge - Player of the Year

8:34
Maddy: Nice re-run ESPN

8:34
AmandaKT: wow...they are just replaying the same video from thurs

8:34
Maddy: hey ay. hey oh.

8:34
Suz: How can they play with such long nails?

8:34
AmandaKT: P

8:35
AmandaKT: S

8:35
AmandaKT: U

8:35
AmandaKT: LET'S GO P-S-U

8:35
AmandaKT:
suz--i have no idea...i would break my nails all the time

8:36
Maddy:
20 -22

8:36
Suz: Apparantly Texas needs to get the ball to Hooker.

8:36
Maddy: 21 - 22

8:37
Maddy: no , we didn't see that - because your director/producer is simpleminded

8:38
Maddy: the pep band is playing A-ha

8:38
Maddy: ace 22-22

8:38
AmandaKT: grrrrr

8:38
Maddy: 23-22

8:39
AmandaKT:
i wonder if the members of the pepband are just staying in FL until the capital one bowl??

8:40
Suz: OK...when they break out biblical scripture it's a bit too much...

8:40
AmandaKT: apparently though texas doesn't support their volleyball team that much b/c they don't have a pep band there

8:41
Maddy: 24-22

8:41
Maddy: First set to Texas

8:42
AmandaKT:
that's ok...we're down a set on thursday before we angry and pwned

8:42
AmandaKT: oh they do have a pep band, but they suck

8:42
Suz: If that wasn't Texas' pep band there are a bunch of really ugly dressed instrument players in the stands

8:43
Suz: I'm not saying they have 'pep'...but they are a band

8:43
AmandaKT: i think calling that a band is being generous

8:45
Maddy: i thought it was just Matthew McConaughey playing air guitar

8:45
AmandaKT: now i would not have minded that...

8:46
AmandaKT: hodge needs to get going

8:46
Maddy: wow, complex math, yes?

8:46
Maddy: 0-1 Penn State

8:46
AmandaKT: i'm glad they explained it

8:46
Maddy: block 1-1

8:47
Maddy: kill 1-2

8:47
AmandaKT: crap out 2-2

8:47
Maddy: error 2-2

8:47
Maddy: kill 3-2

8:47
AmandaKT: sweet serve error 3-3

8:47
Maddy: error 3-3

8:48
Maddy: error 4-3

8:48
Maddy: 4-4

8:48
AmandaKT: nice kill 4-4

8:48
Maddy: error 5-4

8:49
Maddy: 6-4

8:49
Maddy:
7-4

8:49
Maddy: ace 8-4

8:49
Maddy: time out

8:49
AmandaKT:
this is not going well at all

8:50
Maddy: so, people who watch volleyball buy dyecast trucks

8:51
AmandaKT: and apparently are hunters?? well this is better than watching the jewelery commericals they repeated ad naseum on thursday

8:52
Maddy: Rutgers up 14 -7 over UCF begin 2nd q

8:52
Maddy: 8-5

8:52
Maddy: 9-5

8:52
Maddy: 9-6

8:52
AmandaKT:
dorton is freaking awesome!

8:53
Maddy: 10-6

8:53
Maddy: kill 10-7

8:53
AmandaKT: there we go hodge!

8:54
Maddy: out 10-8

8:54
Maddy: tip 11-8

8:54
AmandaKT: hooker is doing well...think she's upset about not being poty?

8:55
Maddy: hooker 12 -8

8:55
Maddy: 13-8

8:55
AmandaKT: we are leaving a lot of space open

8:56
Maddy: 13-9

8:56
AmandaKT: nice kill hodge 12-9

8:56
Suz: Just need to get our head back into it

8:56
Maddy: 14-9

8:56
AmandaKT: come on russ rose...what does your magic notebook say

8:56
Maddy: 15 - 9

8:58
AmandaKT:
who takes thier kid to bass pro shops to get their pic taken w/ santa???

8:59
Maddy: 16-9

8:59
Maddy: 17 -9

9:00
AmandaKT: grrrrrrrrrr...we need to stop hitting it to their libero

9:00
Maddy: 17 -10

9:00
Suz: I really dislike Karch's announcing

9:00
Maddy: 18 -10

9:00
Maddy: 18 -11

9:00
AmandaKT: sweet out...c'mon girls...let's go

9:01
Maddy: 18 -12

9:01
Maddy: 19-12

9:01
Maddy: 19-13

9:02
Maddy: 20 -13

9:02
Maddy: 21-13

9:02
Maddy: 21-14

9:02
Suz: Karch says the same things over and over again.

9:02
Maddy: 22-14

9:03
Maddy: hodge 22-15

9:03
AmandaKT:
good kill hodge

9:04
Maddy: net violation 23 - 15

9:04
Maddy: 23-16

9:04
Maddy:
23-17

9:04
Suz: that was more like it

9:04
Maddy: block - better 23-18

9:05
AmandaKT: apparently my uncle...who loathes psu...is actually rooting for psu to win.

9:05
AmandaKT: i've told him to stop since he's killing the mojo

9:06
[Comment From WFY]
I just turned it on, now turn it up Lady Spikers

9:07
AmandaKT: BLOCK 23-19

9:07
Maddy: another block 23-19

9:07
Maddy: 24 -19

9:07
AmandaKT:
set point texas

9:07
AmandaKT: 24-20

9:07
Maddy: 24 - 20

9:08
AmandaKT: dammit

9:08
Maddy: set 2 to Texas

9:08
[Comment From WFY]
ugh

9:09
WFY: They use a different scoring than the regular season, no?

9:10
AmandaKT:
wfy...no it's the same...first to 25, by 2...

9:14
AmandaKT:
in scores of other games, the PSU mens basketball 11-Gardner Webb 4

9:16
AmandaKT: yay another repeat

9:17

billrr: Lady Horns up 2 sets to 0 over top-ranked Penn State. 25 more points to a Texas national championship. Stephanie Hooker amazing. ESPN 2.

9:18
[Comment From Kevin M]
What's the latest? My wife's watching a movie.

9:18

shutupandserve: Major upset brewing on espn2. Texas is up 2-0 against Penn State. Penn State has won 101 in a row but Texas is throwing out da horns.

9:18

PSUgirl: Live blogging Penn State Women's Volleyball on http://2thelionfootball.com/

9:18

MamaCIta0413: Come on Penn State, damn! Mrs. Walke

9:18

LetangGenoGirl: Suey Suey Suuuueeeeeey Calls At A Penn State Game. What fun we have with the drunk Hey Baby singing Native American with the cowboy hat.....

9:18
AmandaKT:
hopefully we have found a way to nutralize hooker and their libero during the intermission

9:19
AmandaKT: kevin...Texas is up 2 sets to none...3rd set is about to start

9:19
Kevin M: Oh no! Wasn't expecting that!

9:19
Maddy:
none of us were

9:19
AmandaKT: no kidding kevin...pretty much sucks...hooker is pwning us

9:20
Maddy: texas is playing really well - Penn State looks deflated

9:21
AmandaKT: there we go hodge...great kill 0-1

9:21
Maddy: good girls Penn State 1 - 0

9:21
Maddy: 2-0

9:21
[Comment From Owlified]
Hello PSU.

9:22
Maddy: 2-1

9:22
AmandaKT:
hooker kills...2-1

9:22
AmandaKT: nice tip kill 3-1

9:22
Maddy: 3-1

9:22
AmandaKT: hodge hits out 3-2

9:22
AmandaKT: or serves out

9:22
Owlified: Is the volleyball televised?

9:23
AmandaKT: espn2

9:23
Maddy: 4-3

9:23
AmandaKT: 4-3 psu

9:23
Owlified: Number 1 in the country, nice.

9:23
AmandaKT: bown in 5-3

9:23
Maddy: good girls! 5-3

9:24
Maddy: 6-3

9:24
Suz: let's keep this momentum

9:24
AmandaKT:
6-4

9:24
Maddy: 6-4

9:24
AmandaKT: dorton 7-4

9:25
Maddy:
they know how to do that

9:25
AmandaKT: oooh that looked out 8-4

9:25
Maddy: i love this commercial

9:25
Maddy: drinking coke zero right now

9:25
Maddy: mit amaretto, of course

9:26
Owlified: I like your EagleBank Bowl analysis, by the way!

9:26
Maddy: aww, thanks Owlified

9:27
Maddy: you have to send us a report from the game!

9:27
Owlified: Will do.

9:27
AmandaKT: i figured owl meant you since i picked ucla LOL

9:27
AmandaKT:
9-5

9:28
AmandaKT: awesome block glass 10-5

9:28
Maddy:
yes!

9:28
Maddy: whoo!

9:28
AmandaKT: blocked again!!! 11-5

9:28
Suz: Scared the cat off the couch...

9:28
[Comment From HHV]
Perhaps stepping away from my TV was a good thing

9:29
AmandaKT:
crap block by texas 11-7

9:30
AmandaKT:
11-8

9:30
Maddy:
don't get cute -

9:30
AmandaKT:
12-8

9:30
Maddy: good eye, good eye

9:30
AmandaKT: kill texas 12-9

9:30
Maddy:
yes, kill texas

9:30
AmandaKT: blocked 12-10

9:30
Maddy: okay HHV...

9:31
HHV: On second thought, maybe I should get the eff outta here and stick to tweeting

9:31
Maddy: pretty

9:31
AmandaKT:
get out HHV!

9:31
Maddy: we mean that with love

9:31
AmandaKT: 14-11

9:31
[Comment From Fran]
DARCY DORTON IS FIRED UP

9:31
AmandaKT: absolutely...all the love in the world

9:32
Suz: whoo hoo!

9:32
AmandaKT:
15-11

9:32
Suz: Dorton is a freshman?

9:32
AmandaKT: 16-11

9:32
[Comment From Fran]
yeah

9:32
AmandaKT: yep...she came to PSU strictly to play w/ hodge

9:32
Suz: She has quite a lot of poise

9:33
AmandaKT: i think she was the top recruit last year in volleyball

9:33
AmandaKT:
HS POTY i think

9:34
WFY: Scoring -- during regular season play, isn't the serving team the one that can score?

9:34
[Comment From PSUWifey]
So is this where the girls hangout to watch Vball? :)

9:34
AmandaKT: nope. that changed a couple years ago

9:34
AmandaKT: Hi wifey...

9:34
Maddy:
WFY - they got rid of "side out" a few years ago

9:34
PSUWifey: Hi there!

9:34
AmandaKT: 17-11

9:35
AmandaKT: nice job brown 18-11

9:35
WFY: ah, okay

9:35
AmandaKT: stop serving to kissner

9:36
AmandaKT: oooh someone in the crowd got a souviener

9:36
Maddy:
19-13

9:36
AmandaKT: bown just stuffed that in kissners face 199-13

9:36
WFY: back in '98 my political economy of communications prof went off on a tangent about the scoring being changed for TV during the tourney

9:36
Maddy: 199-13 would be sweet

9:37
WFY: he was blaming it for a championship loss.

9:37
AmandaKT:
oppsies typing fail...

9:37
Maddy: 20-18

9:37
Maddy: my turn

9:37
Suz: i really dislike those camera angles. can't see anything

9:38
Maddy: 20-17

9:38
PSUWifey: camera angles are HORRIBLE

9:38
AmandaKT:
why would they even do that? it makes no sense...i mean...sure the full court is boring...but you don't see them doing that in football games...only during replays

9:39
Maddy: Rutgers 28 UCF 17 1min left in 1st half

9:39
AmandaKT: go jersey

9:39
AmandaKT: psu 21-17

9:40
AmandaKT: awesome hodge 22-17

9:41
AmandaKT:
22-18

9:41
AmandaKT:
22-19

9:41
AmandaKT: crap out 22-20

9:42

happyhourvalley: PSU tacks on another Colin Wagner field goal to take a 41-10 lead over Gardner-Webb. Still 3 min remaining in the half.

9:42
AmandaKT: good job hodge 23-20

9:42
Maddy: nice!

9:42
AmandaKT: bown kills 24-20
SET POINT PSU

9:42
Suz: Come on...I'm squeezing my thumbs...

9:43
AmandaKT: 24-21

9:43
Kevin M: give me some good news!

9:43
AmandaKT:
24-22

9:43
AmandaKT: time out psu

9:43
Suz: Hodge...no more errors please....

9:43
Owlified: Oh this is the National Championship.

9:44
PSUWifey: this is nervewracking

9:44
Maddy:
Kevin, the basketball team is rolling

9:44
AmandaKT: no kidding...i'm pulling out my hair!!!

9:45
AmandaKT: texas blocked 24-23

9:45

happyhourvalley: Goddamnit, how come we can't just pronounce Karch's last name as KIR-ALLY? #PennState #Texas #volleyball

9:46
Maddy: set 3 to PennState

9:46
AmandaKT: PSU wins set

9:46
Kevin M: Yay!

9:46
WFY: phew

9:46
Kevin M: WE ARE!

9:46
PSUWifey: wooooooooo Penn State

9:46
AmandaKT:
PENN STATE

9:46
Maddy: if any team can win in straight sets - this one can

9:46

jcornley: Penn State wins 3rd set 25-23

9:46
AmandaKT: ok...so is anyone else noticing the high number of movie quotes by these commentators

9:47
[Comment From Brian W]
LET'S

9:47
[Comment From Brian W]
GO

9:47
AmandaKT: "will not go quietly into the night"

9:47
[Comment From Brian W]
PSU

9:48
PSUWifey: they are amateur commentators...can't expect much

9:48
WFY: 2 years ago, we were in San Francisco at this time. Walking through Muir Woods, people kept asking me if we were going to win. I had no idea what htey were talking about.

9:48
AmandaKT: it's just so cliched...

9:49
AmandaKT: most people started following the team (myself included) halfway through last season

9:49
WFY: I was wearing my PSU hockey jersey. Then two Nebraska clad women offered me tickets to teh finals in Sacramento and it clicked -- the women's vball finals. As much as I like WVB, we turned them down.

9:50
AmandaKT: fail WFY...the WVB is awesome live

9:50
WFY: I used to go frequently when I was student

9:50
Suz: My folks go to a few matches every year (and have for many years)

9:50
AmandaKT: nice block hodge 1-0

9:50
Kevin M: I agree. Fail WFY. Never turn down finals tix!

9:50
Maddy:
pretty girls!

9:50
WFY: my favorite women's sport at Penn State

9:51
Kevin M: Is the women's bball team ever going to be good again?

9:51
AmandaKT: serve error 1-1

9:51
AmandaKT: we have a womens' basketball team? jk

9:51
PSUWifey: ever? Sure they will!

9:51
AmandaKT:
2-1

9:51
WFY: The curse of Rene

9:51
AmandaKT: 2-2

9:52
AmandaKT: dorton kills 3-2

9:52
WFY: Maddy -- I had a pretty girl with me. We had reservations to a restaurant called Absinthe

9:52
PSUWifey: WFY- lame excuse :)

9:52
AmandaKT:
hooker kills 3-3

9:52
Owlified: How many sets are needed to win?

9:52
PSUWifey: 3

9:52
AmandaKT:
it's a best of 5

9:53
AmandaKT: 4-3

9:53
AmandaKT: hodge kills 5-3

9:53
AmandaKT: sweet 6-3

9:53
Maddy:
clap clap clap

9:56
AmandaKT:
nice save libero

9:56
AmandaKT:
sweet 7-3

9:56
Maddy: YES!

9:57
AmandaKT: nice block PSU 8-3

9:57
Owlified: Wow, this is extremely intense.

9:57
Maddy: (screaming) YES

9:57
PSUWifey: that was huge

9:57
AmandaKT: LET'S GO STATE!!!!

9:57
AmandaKT: texas kills 8-4

9:58
AmandaKT:
serve out by texas 9-4

9:58
Maddy: Let's go State

9:58
AmandaKT: adams kills 9-5

9:58
AmandaKT:
10-5

9:59
AmandaKT: 10-6

9:59
AmandaKT: hooker kills 11-7

10:00
AmandaKT:
point texas 11-8

10:00
PSUWifey: Gooooo Blair Brown!!!

10:00
AmandaKT:
11-9

10:01
Test: whoops

10:01
AmandaKT: hooker again 11-10

10:01
AmandaKT: 11-11

10:01
Owlified: This is nuts. I'm liking this.

10:01
Suz: Dang!

10:01
PSUWifey: crap

10:01
AmandaKT: c'mon girls

10:02
AmandaKT:
11-12 texas leads

10:03
Owlified: What signifies a "kill"?

10:04
Maddy: a "spike" that drops for a point

10:04
Maddy: that

10:04
AmandaKT: LOL

10:05
AmandaKT: nice 13-12

10:05
Maddy: nice point

10:05
PSUWifey: nice

10:05
Owlified: I want to play.

10:05
PSUWifey: awwww that hurt

10:05
Owlified: Wow, that was intelligent. Even though that girl looks like 30.

10:05
AmandaKT:
yes it did 13-13

10:05
Owlified: Is this called rally scoring?

10:05
AmandaKT: yay error -14-13

10:05
AmandaKT: i think so owl

10:06
Owlified: I like those fake jumps. I figure though the opposition would somewhat get used to it.

10:06
AmandaKT:
point psu 15-14

10:06
WFY: that's how I've heard it describe Owl

10:07
AmandaKT: out...16-15

10:07
AmandaKT: nice one hodge!!! 17-15

10:07
Owlified: Meaning you can score with or without the serve.

10:07
PSUWifey: COME ON ladies

10:08
Kevin M: c'mon Penn State! Get to that fifth set!

10:08
PSUWifey: I see energy in these girls now

10:08
Owlified: Dun dun dunnnn, duh dunnn, duh dunnnnn. P

10:08
Owlified: S

10:08
Owlified: U

10:09
Suz: P

10:09
Suz: S

10:09
Suz: U

10:09
AmandaKT: LET'S GO PSU

10:09
AmandaKT: 17-16

10:09
Owlified: Uh oh.

10:09
Suz: I hate service errors (that Penn state makes)

10:09
Owlified: there RPI and SOS for women's volleyball as well?

10:10
AmandaKT: 17-17

10:10
AmandaKT:
service error YAY 18-17

10:10
Kevin M: I'm watching on TV now.

10:10
Owlified: They high five each other even after giving up a point, but personally I'd be very angry.

10:10
Maddy:
owl, no - in fact - teams don't even play the same number of matches

10:10
AmandaKT: hodge kills 19-17

10:11
Owlified: New career high.

10:11
AmandaKT: we've stopped being invited to some tournaments b/c we are so good

10:11
AmandaKT: 19-18 great rally there

10:11
PSUWifey: Destinee Hooker with a career high kills...GREAT

10:11
Maddy: psu is 37 - 0 texas 29 -1

10:12
AmandaKT: nice tip hodge 20-18

10:12
AmandaKT: hooker 20-19

10:12
AmandaKT: brown kills it 21-19

10:12
Maddy: BB has woken up a bit

10:13
AmandaKT:
hodge hits it out 21-19

10:13
AmandaKT: 21-20

10:13
AmandaKT: i mean

10:13
AmandaKT: BLOCKED 22-20

10:14
Maddy: good girls!

10:14
AmandaKT:
22-21

10:14
AmandaKT: this is a great set

10:14
AmandaKT: 23-21

10:14
Suz: YES!

10:15
Suz: OMG that was a huge volley

10:15
AmandaKT: double contact 24-21

10:15
PSUWifey: holy shit

10:16
Suz: WHOO HOO!

10:16
AmandaKT:
YES!!!!!!

10:16
PSUWifey: YESSSSSSSSS

10:16
Kevin M: Wow!

10:16
Suz: My doctor warned me about watching games that raise my BP

10:16
[Comment From BAC]
AWESOME!

10:16
WFY: YA!

10:16
[Comment From Brian W]
WOW!

10:17
Suz: WE ARE PENN STATE

10:17
Maddy:
WE ARE PENN STATE

10:17
[Comment From Elihu]
I hope Texas is flashing back to last year

10:17
[Comment From Brian W]
WE ARE...

10:18
AmandaKT:
we play to 15 this set correct?

10:18
Maddy:
that is my understanding

10:18

jcornley: Yeaaaa tied up 2 sets a piece. Coming from 0-2 down its tied up 2-2, 5th set winner takes all. Let's go girls!

10:18
PSUWifey: we can DO THIS!!!

10:18
Maddy: i think it's the same in the finals

10:18
WFY: So, who is the pressure bigger on -- Texas, who went up 2-0 and are now tied or Penn State

10:19
PSUWifey: I say Penn State has the momentum now...

10:19
[Comment From Brad]
Been following here since the start of the 3rd set. Huge PSU fan but also superstitious. Can I watch on TV or should I follow here? :)

10:19
AmandaKT:
PSU i think...fortunatelywe've got mojo right now

10:19
AmandaKT: don't change anything brad

10:20
Suz: It's not superstitious if it works

10:20
AmandaKT:
my cousin wanted me to watch the final set w/ her...told her sorry...room is working well

10:21
WFY: Nobody change a thing!

10:21
[Comment From Brian W]
@Brad Follow on both

10:21
Kevin M: Staying put!

10:21
AmandaKT: texas first point 1-0

10:22
AmandaKT: tied at 1-1

10:22
Kevin M: WE ARE!

10:22
Suz: I like service errors that texas makes

10:22
Suz: PENN STAE

10:22
AmandaKT:
2-1 texas

10:22
[Comment From BAC]
i love free points

10:22
Suz: PENN STATE

10:22
[Comment From Brian W]
PENN STATE!

10:22
[Comment From Brad]
Fair enough...online only. Will flip over during the celebration, and take some credit.....:)

10:22
AmandaKT: who doesn't love free things

10:22
AmandaKT: 3-1 horns

10:22
Maddy: we must stop talking about superstitions

10:23
AmandaKT: nice job dorton 3-2

10:23
Maddy: amanda - you have to put penn state's score first -

10:23
AmandaKT:
sorry...

10:23
Maddy: we've been doing that since the 3rd!!!

10:24
AmandaKT: 3-4

10:24
AmandaKT: brown 4-4

10:24
AmandaKT:
4-5

10:25
AmandaKT: nice kill 5-5

10:25
PSUWifey: YEAH!!!!

10:25
Suz: That's the Hodge I know

10:25
Kevin M: YEAH! Let's go!

10:25
PSUWifey: I think I just woke up the baby

10:25
AmandaKT: 5=6

10:25
Suz: PSUWifey...Is that code for something?

10:25
PSUWifey: um, no?

10:25
PSUWifey: like, I yelled really loud

10:25
AmandaKT: 5-7

10:26
Suz: I figured...jsut made me laugh

10:26
PSUWifey: lol

10:26
AmandaKT: hodge 6-7

10:26
Maddy: c'mon need a strong serve

10:26

jcornley: RT @MrOH1O: @jcornley Leeeggggooo BIG10!!!!.....we in here!

10:26
AmandaKT: block psu 7-7

10:27
AmandaKT: 7-8

10:27
Maddy: switch sides

10:27
AmandaKT: whoa...this is weird...

10:27
AmandaKT: is this set a win by 2 as well?

10:27
Kevin M: First to 15 in the 5th?

10:28
Maddy: yes

10:28
Maddy: by 2

10:28
Kevin M: alright.

10:28
Kevin M: I get the sense that all ESPN cares about is Texas sometimes

10:29
AmandaKT: tis very true kevin

10:29
[Comment From Brian W]
i agree with Kevin'

10:29
AmandaKT: 8-8

10:29
Kevin M: c'mon girls!

10:29
AmandaKT:
8-9

10:30
AmandaKT:
nice job hodge 9-9

10:30
Kevin M: time to take a lead!

10:30
Maddy: Let's Go State

10:30
PSUWifey: this is sooooooo exciting

10:30
AmandaKT: 9-10

10:31
AmandaKT: brown tips 10-10

10:31
Kevin M: let's go!

10:31
AmandaKT: hooker kills 10-11

10:31
AmandaKT: dorton stuffs it 11-11

10:31
AmandaKT: COME ON GIRLS

10:32
[Comment From Brian W]
nice play by dorton

10:32
Kevin M: YES!

10:32
AmandaKT:
12-11!!!!!

10:32
Suz: NO DO OVER

10:32
[Comment From AJ]
Is there a review in volleyball?

10:32
AmandaKT:
yeah

10:32
[Comment From Brian W]
nice Zombie Nation!

10:33
Suz: There's no review, but the officals can replay the point

10:33
AmandaKT: sorta

10:33
Suz: well...let me clarify...the officials can have the teams replay the point. that happened last match

10:33
[Comment From AJ]
Thanks...

10:34
Suz: Hawai'i coach protested to the officials that he thought they should have gotten the point...officials caved to pressure

10:34
AmandaKT: grrrr service error 12-12

10:34
PSUWifey: don't do THAT

10:34
Kevin M: Ugh

10:34
AmandaKT: dorton 13-12

10:34
Maddy: DORTON

10:34
Kevin M: whew

10:34
Suz: Dorton hears a WHO?

10:34
PSUWifey: she is our next STAR

10:34
Suz: OUT!!!!!

10:34
Kevin M: here we go!

10:34
Maddy: out

10:34
PSUWifey: MATCH POINT

10:34
AmandaKT:
SET POINT!!!!

10:34
[Comment From BAC]
Let's go State!

10:35
Suz: OMG this is a fab game

10:35
[Comment From Brad]
Match poiunt

10:35
[Comment From AJ]
thank god for timeout... let's allow for some suspense to build!

10:35
Suz: Volleyball can be so fast paced and exciting.

10:35
Maddy: OMZ!

10:35
Kevin M: Let's go State!

10:35
AmandaKT:
best national championship match/game any sport ever (or at least in my memory)

10:35
Maddy: COME ON!!

10:36
[Comment From Brian W]
WE ARE..

10:36
AmandaKT: PENN STATE

10:36
Maddy: PENN STATE!

10:36

jcornley: Uh oh...

10:36
AmandaKT: texas 13-14

10:36
AmandaKT: c'mon

10:36
Kevin M: tey got this

10:37
Maddy: come on Lions

10:37
PSUWifey: give us the full court SHOT

10:37
[Comment From AJ]
There is only one person who should close this game out... c'mon Hodge!

10:37
Suz: please don't use this camera angle

10:37
PSUWifey: can't SEEEEEEE

10:37
AmandaKT: YES!!!!!

10:37
Suz: THEY DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

10:37
[Comment From BAC]
YES!

10:37
Kevin M: PENN STATE NATIONAL CHAMPIONS!

10:37
PSUWifey: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo

10:37
Maddy: YEEESSSSSSSS

10:37

happyhourvalley: You see, Timmy? You see what happens when you shoot the damn ball? RT @PSUSTRETCH: Frazier with a deep three, 18 points on the night

10:37
[Comment From Brad]
Wow!

10:37
[Comment From Brian W]
HELL YEAH!!!!!

10:37
Suz: Can you believe they came back from 2 sets down?

10:37
WFY: YES!

10:37
AmandaKT: OMG!!!!!

10:37
Maddy: Oh my that was a match for the ages

10:37
Kevin M: That's incredible. Glad I got to share it with you guys!

10:37
WFY: A thriller!

10:38
AmandaKT: BEST!!!! GAME!!!! EVER!!!!!!

10:38
Suz: They can say that we played flat in the beginning (and they did), but you gotta give them credit for sticking to it and brining it all together

10:38
HHV: Is it safe to come out now?

10:38
Maddy: WE ARE PENN STATE

10:38
AmandaKT: yes hhv!!!

10:38
[Comment From AJ]
Russ Rose didn't hold back in his post Set 2 interview... he must have delivered one hell of a motivating speech to those girls

10:38
[Comment From Brad]
Had to turn on the TV a little early....

10:38

happyhourvalley: Reverse psychology: It works every time. #PennStatevolleyball3peat

10:38

jcornley: Game time what's good.....3 straight baby!

10:39
Maddy: Oh HHV - we were posting your tweets - so it was like you were here

10:39
WFY: wow! I'm getting out some bourbon to celebrate

10:39
HHV: except I..wasn't

10:39
WFY: just like I do for football

10:39
HHV: what the hell? I think I just heard a firework go off

10:40
AmandaKT: LOL someone is apparently excited HHV

10:40
Suz: Thanks for live blogging...it was like I was in the room watching with you

10:40
HHV: Russ Rose lives in my neighborhood

10:40
Kevin M: Villanova wins the national championship in football last night, PSU wins the volleyball national championship tonight. Good weekend for PA athletics!

10:40
HHV: Lots of cars driving around in circles, honkign their horns

10:41
Maddy: Texas was fantastic

10:41
AmandaKT:
absolutely...hooker was unbelievable!!!

10:41
Maddy: Unfortunately, State High lost today in the PIAA Championships - great run though

10:42
AmandaKT: penguins won today!! yay

10:42
Maddy:
Men's Basketball up 97 to 51

10:42
Suz: Now that the match is over...shouldn't Hooker have gone to I-da-ho?

10:42
Kevin M: Have a good night all!

10:42
AmandaKT: LMAO suz that's great

10:42
AmandaKT: night kevin!!!

10:43
Maddy: Dorton is my MVP

10:43
AmandaKT: absolutely maddy.

10:43
AmandaKT:
i can't believe she is only a frosh...we've got her for 3 more years!!!!

10:44
Suz: Those championship hats are darn ugly...but I'd still wear them with pride

10:44
[Comment From AJ]
Is QVC selling Penn State National Championship Hats yet?

10:44
AmandaKT:
tomorrow aj

10:44
Suz: I bought one from them about 5 mins ago...what you didn't get one?

10:45
WFY: Suz: I wouldn't mess with a woman named Destinee Hooker -- kind of like a boy named Sue, she's tough

10:45

happyhourvalley: Folks in my 'hood are shooting off fireworks and driving around in cars with horns blaring. Did I mention that Russ Rose is my neighbor?

10:45
Suz: That's why I wouldn't say anything until after the game was over...no need to hit the beehive.

10:45
PSUWifey: HHV that's awesome

10:45
Suz: HHV that's so cool that everyone is so excited

10:45
[Comment From AJ]
HHV: Russ Rose looks like the kind of guy that would shake his fist at such behavior.

10:46
HHV: Oh, how little you know the man

10:46
Suz: would he shake his fist or mark down the statistic on his clipboard?

10:46
HHV: Russ Rose doesn't shake his fist, he twitches his left eyebrow

10:46
AmandaKT:
i have a feeling rose is a crazy man under that sweater

10:47
AmandaKT: if you close his eyes when he's talking...he sounds like a hot 30 yr old man...

10:47
WFY: AmandaKT: Did you see the NY Times profile on him?

10:47
[Comment From Brian W]
Russ Rose once won a game of Connect Four in 3 moves!

10:47
AmandaKT: i did...

10:47
WFY: A Penn State title and Snowpocalypse all in one day, not bad.

10:48
Maddy: I think Chuck Norris goes to him for "cool" lessons

10:48
AmandaKT:
i concur maddy

10:48
[Comment From Brian W]
@Maddy I agree

10:49
Suz: Good night all!

10:49
AmandaKT: night suz!!!

10:49
Maddy: Penn State Men's basketball wins

10:50
WFY: yea

10:50
HHV: 2 for 3 for me

10:50
Maddy: Thanks to Amanda for co-hosting

10:50
HHV: If only State High football didn't lose

10:50
WFY: What were the final scores of each set?

10:50
Maddy: and to everyone (including HHV) for participating!

10:50
[Comment From AJ]
I was so into that game, I forgot it wasn't in HD... I was just replaying the last few points and was briefly bummed by the ESPN2HD sidebars.

10:50
[Comment From Brad]
Night. Thanks for the fun. We are!

10:51
AmandaKT:
Penn State...thanks for coming brad

10:51
Maddy: you know WFY - I'm not really sure

10:52
WFY: meet them at the airport HHV

10:52

PSUgirl: Yahoo! Penn State Women's Volleyball takes over the world - or wins the NCAA championship for the 3rd time in a row - same difference

10:53
Maddy: 22/25 20.25 25/23 25/21 15/13

10:53
WFY: http://sports.espn.go.com/ncaa/scoreboard?date=20091219&sport=wvolleyball&type=all

10:54
Maddy: Thanks everyone - see you next year ;)

10:54
AmandaKT:
good night!!!

1 comment:

Alexandra said...

Blair Brown is pretty hot.