It turns out losing your nine best players from the previous year (counting Vaughn and Prohaska injuries) is bad.It's so weird to say it given that Notre Dame is coming off a national championship two years ago and a really close loss last year in the national championship game, but Marta Sniezek has traded down in grad-transferring to the Domers this season. She played almost every minute against Fordham, and I feel like at Stanford she would be literally the 9th or 10th best option on this year's team. So odd how recruiting patterns, graduation patterns, injuries, etc., can lead to such feasts and famines. Tara relied so much on Marta during our lean roster years while Muffett was starting 5 All-Americans, and now it's practically the reverse.
Wouldn’t have expected 0-2. But after losing Huff to graduation and Edwards to transfer I figured they would be vulnerable in the front court. Gray of Xavier went 14 and 14, and the Utes got outrebounded significantly.Future BE opponent Xavier with a nice win over Utah. Trip to Cincy was not kind to the Utes.
Since you asked, Ohio State and California. Ohio State isn't going that far, Valpo and Cinci, but Cal is visiting Hartford and Storrs.Wouldn’t have expected 0-2. But after losing Huff to graduation and Edwards to transfer I figured they would be vulnerable in the front court. Gray of Xavier went 14 and 14, and the Utes got outrebounded significantly.
I do give coach Roberts credit for the road trip. Has any other power 5 school started the season off with 2 road games?
Thankfully. They were not particularly "in sinc". The 2 problems in the 2nd quarter were fouls (an issue all game long, they just were not "on" for stretches of the game) and (for the 1st half) something like 1 of 12 or so from the 3 point line.Arizona outscored SCU 22-6 in Q4 to pull away for the W.