The Plus Liga is underway, and as I was noting to a friend yesterday, I have actually watched more volleyball matches than ever before. That actually makes some sense given that when I am preparing for particular opponents I very rarely watch a whole match. I will watch thousands of individual actions and combinations of actions but will rarely watch a match normally from start to finish. I don’t know how long it will last, but so far I have watched and studied every match of the season. I have some seen some great stuff and some not so great stuff, some stuff that made me laugh and even some stuff that made me angry, because at the end of the day, I really hate bad volleyball even if it has nothing to do with me. Some of the best volleyball so far has been played by Gdansk, Katowice and as always Kędzierzyn. I won’t dwell on the bad stuff…
Everyone knows the normal statistics Best Scorer, Most Aces and all that stuff. But those things aren’t very interesting to me. Here are some of the stuff that is interesting to me. Most teams have only played two matches, so this doesn’t say much, but still… As always the stats are generated by the Science Untangled suite of apps, specifically the reporting app.
SOME TEAM STATISTICS
Opponent Attack Percentage – Trefl Gdansk 35.8%, Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 37.6%, GKS Katowice 46.9%
Defensive Rating – Trefl Gdansk 52.5, Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 50, GKS Katowice 46.2
Block Percentage (Percentage of Opponent Attacks Blocked) – Trefl Gdansk 12.9%, Grupa Azoty ZAKSA Kędzierzyn-Koźle 11.2%, Jastrzębski Węgiel 9.1%
Least Errors / 100 Points (Including Service Errors) – Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie 9.2, Slepsk Malow Suwalki 10.7, Trefl Gdansk 11.2
Least Errors / 100 Points (Excluding Service Errors) – Trefl Gdansk 0.8, Slepsk Malow Suwalki 3.8, Aluron CMC Warta Zawiercie 4.1
SOME INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS
Setting Percentage (Kill percentage from setter) – Jan Firlej 60.9%, Angel Trinidad De Haro 58.5%, Grzegorz Łomacz 57.7%
Blocking Team Percentage (Block point percentage when middle frontrow) – David Smith 13.7%, Łukasz Wiśniewski 11.0%, Moustapha M’Baye 10.3%
Reception (Jump serve – expected sideout rate) – Szymon Gregorowicz 66%, Mateusz Masіowski 66%, Milad Ebadipour 64.5%
Reception (Float serve – expected sideout rate) – Bartosz Kwolek 71.9%, Wojciech Ferens 69.8%, Tomas Rousseaux 68.9%
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