Saturday, August 25, 2007

Shocking development for Poly volley

They don't call it the Wichita State Shocker Classic for nothing.
The Cal Poly volleyball team, which was 22-6 in season openers since 1979 and came into the season ranked 14th nationally, were shocked in five games by unranked Kansas State on Friday at the season-opening tournament in Wichita, Kan.
The Mustangs simply had no answer for K-State slugger Natalya Korobkova, who torched Cal Poly for 26 kills.
“It was a real difficult way to start our season,” head coach Jon Stevenson said Saturday morning. “We’re not the same team we were last year and have to figure it out.”
The Mustangs try to bounce back against North Texas tonight and Wichita State (whose mascot looks like the Scarecrow on steroids) on Sunday before their schedule gets really nasty.
Cal Poly plays its first 12 matches away from Mott Gym, including contests against No. 3 Penn State (Aug. 31), No. 1 Nebraska (Sept. 3), No. 17 BYU (Sept. 6) and No. 2 Stanford (Sept. 7).
The Mustangs don't return home until Sept. 21 when they open Big West Conference play against 19th-ranked Long Beach State.

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