This month we’ve been focused on improving what you can filter for while watching a match through our online portal. We’ve made some additions to what you can filter for, and added a mode that will step you through how to filter (to make it easy for beginners and players to use). We are excited to get these into your hands soon!
Additionally, we’ve been improving some behind-the-scenes items that will allow us to resolve support tickets more quickly, and we fixed a bug that was causing some match dates to appear incorrectly.
Check out these updates and please give us feedback if there is anything we could do better. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Updates Feedback” in the subject line.
This Months FAQs
- Why don’t I receive an email with a new password when I try to reset my password from the login page?
If you have more than one VolleyMetrics account under the same email address, you won’t be able to reset your password from the login page. Since the same email address is associated with multiple accounts, the portal doesn’t know which account password to reset. For this reason, we recommend using different email addresses for each of your VolleyMetrics accounts. If you run into this problem, please send an email email@example.com.
- Is it possible to upload my own Data Volley file to a practice?
This was not possible until just recently. If you have purchased practice storage, our latest software update makes it possible for you to upload Data Volley files to any practices you have on the portal.
National Championship Analysis
Ohio State was able to win the National Championship in decisive fashion. But how were they able to do it? We looked at some key moments and found some interesting results. Throughout the match, BYU overpassed 9.4% of the time. Before set point in the first set, OSU was hitting .286. During the nine set points, the first seven for BYU, OSU hit .571. Another reason for OSU’s 32-30 victory in the first set rested on BYU’s inability to force OSU out of system. Using our innovative rating methods, we are able to rate each reception on a scale of 0 to 10.
With an average just above 7, BYU struggled with passing Ohio State’s serves for the whole first set, passing just 5.72, but got worse in set points passing only 5.49. Ohio State passed just 6.78 throughout the first set until they passed 9.08 during the set points allowing them to fight off seven consecutive set points. How were they not able to win sooner? Three of Ohio State’s first four serves during set points were errors.
In the second set, BYU looked to win as they went up 20-17. After a BYU fan interfered with a ball that seemed to be a sure BYU kill, BYU never got another one. Their attack error percentage before the Red Zone in set two was 6.5% but in the Red Zone, above 20 points and within 2, BYU’s attacking error percentage was 100% on three attempts. Once again, BYU’s passing took a dive in crunch time. Passing 5.74 in the early stages of the set, BYU passed only 3.23 in the Red Zone.
Set three was the biggest win for Ohio State as they won 25-17. They had 3 out of 5 aces during their first run of the set and during their second run, BYU passed only a 2.9. Overall, BYU’s inability to receive and OSU’s dominant serving won the day.
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