Congratulations Sander on a great season and great career at BYU. Good luck on
finishing your sterling collegiate volleyball career with a National
What the heck is a rally-scoring record?
Well deserved. I am sure he would trade this honor for a National Championship.
I would love to see him win this match tonight which is the first step to that
goal.Alpiner--Rally scoring is the current format in
volleyball. Several years ago the opportunity to score a point was made only if
your team served the ball. If you scored a kill when the opposing team served
the ball your team got a "side-out" which gave you no points but gave
you the opportunity to score by allowing your team to serve.Obviously the
current format moves the game along faster, rewards good service defense, and is
more exciting for the fans and players. The sets are shorter in rally scoring so
to compare records made in rally-scoring with records during service-scoring is
not really fair.
Rally scoring is a volleyball scoring system in which a point is scored on every
serve. The new scoring system was adopted around 2001 and changed
the dynamics of the game.Since stats before and after the change to
rally scoring are difficult to compare, separate records are kept for each era.
Taylor has been a once-in-a-generation volleyball player. What he brings in
terms of natural athleticism, skills, and instincts/smarts has been special to
watch over the last four years. I, too, hope he gets to finish with a national
championship, because no one deserves one more than he does."Rally scoring," which I still dislike, is the practice of scoring a
point on every serve, as opposed to the former convention of only being able to
score when serving. It was intended to speed up the game--which it does do--but
it also makes it difficult for any team to come from behind late in a game. In
any case, the games don't take as long, so there are generally fewer
chances to block, hit, serve, etc.--hence the need to distinguish between the
two "scoring eras."