Maverick Maniac's Musings

January 6, 2009

Top 10 UNO Games of 2008: #10

Filed under: Uncategorized — Jon Green @ 4:48 am

I decided it’d be interesting to take a look back at some of the best UNO games of 2008. These are all games I was at, and will not forget soon due to one reason or another.  I’ll post one a day.

First up is #10.  UNO Volleyball’s 3-1 win over #7 Washburn on October 29th.

 On the last Wednesday in October UNO’s 12-12 Volleyball team hosted #7 Washburn, a team which had won 12 straight games and had won 36 of 39 sets in October, including 16 in a row.  After Washburn took the first set in dominant fashion, 25-14, few thought UNO had a chance to even take a set from the Lady Blues.

 What happened was an incredible transformation.  UNO stormed out of the gate in the 2nd set and took a 10-4 lead.  Washburn came back and made the Mavericks fight for it cutting the lead to 11-9 but UNO won the next 3 points to extend the lead again and Washburn wouldn’t get within 3 the rest of the set.

 In set 3 UNO got out to a 6-2 lead, but a Lady Blue come back tied things at 20, but after some big kills by Sara Kampschnieder an attack error by Washburn’s Courtney Wallman gave UNO the 3rd set 25-21.

 UNO led most of the way in set 4 but fell behind at 19-19.  The Mavericks responded by going on a 6-2 run to end things, including the last 3 points on 2 kills by Kellie Goeser and the game winner on an attack error by Washburn’s Ashley Shepard.  It was an unbelievable end to a game that started off looking very poor for UNO and propelled them to an NCAA tournament berth in a year that was not expected to end that way.

Tomorrow’s game was not a UNO win, but was a fitting end to a season.



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