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Who will win the 2010 D3 championship?

Chris. Newport
2 (18.2%)
Washington-Mo.
3 (27.3%)
Calvin
4 (36.4%)
Emory
0 (0%)
Juniata
0 (0%)
New York U
0 (0%)
St. Thomas-MN
1 (9.1%)
UMass-Boston
1 (9.1%)

Total Members Voted: 11

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D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« on: November 14, 2010, 07:47:07 pm »
Who takes the 2010 volleyball championship?

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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2010, 10:18:04 am »
If there is no change to the schedule (days they will be playing) I think I can guarantee it will not be Calvin.  They have a strict rule against playing games on Sundays.
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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2010, 06:49:15 pm »
I'm going with Christopher Newport -- the Captains have been in some tough 5-setters of late (want to see them join Emory. Juniata and Wash/MO as champs.)

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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2010, 03:16:31 pm »
I walked over and watched Juniata take down St. Thomas 3-0.  I love having the tournament on campus.  I do not know much about this game, but St. Thomas looked good through the first two, while Juniata seemed to get better and better throughout the match and looked unstoppable in the third.

My novice prediction is, however, that Juniata will not be able to win it all playing as they did today.

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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2010, 05:55:18 pm »
Calvin takes a feisty but overmatched Massachusetts-Boston, 3-1.

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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2010, 11:30:25 am »
Obviously everyone knows the scores from yesterday.

Yesterday was a lot of fun.  I talked to several fans from opposing teams.  The Calvin fans were particularly excited and had twice the crowd as the other visiting teams.  And, supposedly, many more are headed down today.

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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2010, 06:40:31 pm »
Whoa, Just saw that Calvin has knocked off Juniata in 5!

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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2010, 09:55:54 pm »
I am very sad to report that Emory has knocked off Washington University, 4-1.  The Bears played almost-perfect in the first set, but the Eagles were the better team. 

It is bad form, usually, to suggest that the tournament was decided in the semi-final, but I have no idea how Calvin will stand a chance against Emory.

Having watched Juniata play a few times this year, I am not completely surprised that Calvin was able to rally.  This will not be the case on Monday.

With Calvin playing in the title game, the NCAA moved the match to Monday at 2:00 pm.

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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2010, 10:44:50 pm »
With Calvin playing in the title game, the NCAA moved the match to Monday at 2:00 pm.
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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2010, 05:37:52 am »
Too bad Chris. Newport and Emory met as early as they did. That 5-setter they played would have made an awesome final.

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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2010, 03:29:21 pm »
It is bad form, usually, to suggest that the tournament was decided in the semi-final, but I have no idea how Calvin will stand a chance against Emory.

The Lady Knights just won set 1 25-14, so I'm guessing they are "standing a chance".
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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2010, 03:44:52 pm »
The Lady Knights just won set 1 25-14, so I'm guessing they are "standing a chance".

That is sports for you.  I think I said something similar when Washington University was down 2-1 to Hope College in the semi-finals last year.

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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2010, 04:14:25 pm »
Calvin takes the second, but Emory fires back in the third, winning 25-19.  I regret not going to this game, considering it is 1,000 feet from my office and I had a ticket.

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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2010, 04:39:34 pm »
Calvin wins the national championship 25-23 in the 4th. 
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Re: D3 2010 Volleyball Championship Poll
« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2010, 04:40:01 pm »
Calvin wins it in four exciting sets.  Congratulations to the Knights.  And, to the fans who are some of the best around, based on my limited exposure to the breed.

Respect!
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