Daily Dig – Oct 7

St. Pius tames Moriarty

The Sartan’s broke the Pintos on Wednesday night in four sets, 25-11, 29-27, 25-21, 25-14 to move on to 9-4 (3-0 district) on the season. Coming off an emotionally exhausting win against Academy the night before, St. Pius was able to stay strong after the extended second set.

Sara Weber led St. Pius with 22 kills, Lexi Biondi and Hannah Grazda earned 7 apiece. Libero Felicity Jackson had a great defensive performance with 27 digs. The Sartans look to continue their winning streak, hosting Del Norte on Tuesday night.

Moriarty drops to 6-9 (1-2 district) and prepares for a few away games, taking Atrisco Heritage Tuesday and Academy on Thursday.

Scores from last night

Peñasco 3, Monte del Sol 0
Los Alamos 3, Española Valley 0

Coaches Polls

Lots of discussion regarding the coaches poll. I’m unsure of the deadline for votes, so there might be a delay in how the teams are decided. That said, I think alot of these wins are overlooked. A good example from last week:

  • Las Cruces was handily beat by Mayfield last week, yet is ahead (albeit by one point) in this week’s poll. What about comparing the strength of their past opponents and outcomes?

There’s obviously not a lot of logic in the process, so my guess is many of the coaches “guesstimating” it without taking everything in consideration. Does that mean many teams like Lordsburg, St. Pius or even Artesia for that matter are not getting the kind of recognition they deserve? Absolutely.

So we know the current system can’t yield an fair, accurate result–come tournament time, one can hope that the respective selection committees see through the morass of skewed polls and pick deserving teams to compete, seeded where they belong.

Discussion Board?

I’m probably opening a can of worms with this idea, but I’ve thought about putting up a discussion board. With the many discussions going on, especially with the polls, a board might be more suitable. Comments are welcome.

Tonight’s games

2:00 AM Pojoaque Valley High School vs. Sandia Prep High School
4:00 AM Texico @Estancia High School (girl’s volleyball)
4:32 AM Clovis Christian School vs. Melrose High School
5:00 AM Springer High School vs. Raton High School
5:30 AM Dora High School vs. Tatum High School
6:30 AM Belen High School vs. Valencia High School
11:55 AM Albuquerque High V. West Mesa High
12:02 PM Hondo Valley High School vs. Vaughn High School
12:13 PM Albuquerque High v. West Mesa
1:14 PM Albuquerque High v. West Mesa High
4:00 PM Texico High School vs. Estancia High School
4:00 PM Thoreau High School vs. Wingate High School
4:00 PM Silver High School vs. Socorro High School
4:00 PM Junior Varsity
4:00 PM Zuni High School vs. Shiprock High School
4:00 PM Reserve vs. Quemado
4:30 PM Cibola High School vs. La Cueva High School
4:30 PM Santa Fe Waldorf School vs. Native American Community Academy
4:30 PM Fort Sumner High School vs. Logan High School
4:30 PM Farmington High School vs. Kirtland Central High School
4:30 PM Farmington High School vs. Kirtland Central High School
5:00 PM Gateway Christian High School vs. Hagerman High School
5:00 PM Shiprock Northwest vs. Ramah High School
5:00 PM Evangel vs To’Hajiilee
5:00 PM Roy High School vs. San Jon High School
5:00 PM Temple Baptist Academy vs. Menaul High School
5:30 PM Capitan High School vs. Mescalero Apache School
5:30 PM Cibola High School vs. La Cueva High School
5:30 PM Capitan High School vs. Mescalero Apache School
5:30 PM Eunice vs. Jal
5:31 PM Farmington High School vs. Kirtland Central High School
6:00 PM Mountainair High School vs. Alamo Navajo School
6:00 PM Floyd vs. Elida
6:00 PM La Cueva High School vs. Cibola High School
6:00 PM Des Moines High School vs. Clayton High School
6:00 PM Hatch Valley High School vs. Deming High School
6:00 PM Lake Arthur High School vs. Corona High School
6:30 PM Miyamura High School vs. Los Lunas High School
6:30 PM Gallup High School vs. Grants High School
6:30 PM Mesilla Valley Christian School vs. Cloudcroft High School
6:30 PM Volcano Vista High School vs. Highland High School
6:30 PM Albuquerque Academy vs. Atrisco Heritage Academy
7:00 PM Dexter High School vs. Lovington High School
7:00 PM Alamogordo High School vs. Las Cruces High School
9:15 PM Piedra Vista High School vs. Bloomfield High School

2 thoughts on “Daily Dig – Oct 7”

  1. Absolutely Rich. You are dead on when it comes to the polls. Coaches, pay attention. There are some great teams in the south getting no recognition. Like you said, hopefully the selection committee won’t have blinders on.

  2. Great point. I think everyone who truly cares about the sport needs to pull together. No need to point fingers. We just need to fix the system.

    I am worried about 2A. I hear 12 teams will make it to Albuquerque. There are 7 districts. And from what I understand only District Champs immediatley qualify. Regular season Champs and tournament champs.

    That means 14 Teams could qualify immediatley, and only 7 could as well. That leaves a lot of drama to be had if we are forced to have five at large bids based on ridiculous polls.

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