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Home Out & Abouts: Badminton Out & About: St. Paul Central vs St. Paul Highland Park 4.25.2012

Out & About: St. Paul Central vs St. Paul Highland Park 4.25.2012

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ST. PAUL CENTRAL minutemen 4, ST. PAUL HIGHLAND PARK scots 3

St. Paul Central trailed 3-2 and was down 1-0 in the remaining sets, but rallied in both

fourth singles and third doubles to pull out a 4-3 victory over host Highland Park Tuesday. Third doubles was the first to drop in the Central column, and then Xe Xiong completted the comeback with a 21-13 win at fourth singles. The match marked the return of Law Law for Central at first doubles. She had been in Thailand for the better part of April. The HP singles again proved to be strong holding Central to single digits in two sets and having three sets decided by 10 or more points. The average margin was 5.33. Central almost had the same success at doubles with a margin of 4.86. Now both Central & HP are tied for third in the conference with 5-4 records.

You can see the entire Central vs Highland Park photo gallery at kevinanderson.photostockplus.com.

SINGLES
1. Gao Lee, Highland Park beat Law Law 21-7, 21-16
2. Pazoa Moua, Highland Park beat Si Poo 21-11, 21-13
3. Maiyia Vang, Highland Park beat Julie Chang 21-5, 21-12
4. Xe Xiong, Central beat Dolly Her 17-21, 21-11, 21-13

DOUBLES
1. Ia Xiong/Ong Xiong, Central beat Pa Jai Vang/Mai Yer 21-10, 21-13

2. Tracy Xiong/Christina Vang, Central beat Julie Lee/Va Lor 21-16, 21-16
3. Katherine/Jacy, Central beat Sheila Xiong/Mee Chang 15-21, 21-16, 21-15

BY THE NUMBERS
SINGLES
Matches: Highland Park 3-1 .750
Games: Highland Park 7-2 .778
points: Highland Park 171-123 .582
decided by 10+: Highland Park 3-1
decided by 3-: none
margin: Highland 5.33
DOUBLES
Matches: Central 3-0 1.000
Games: Central 6-1 .857
points: Central 141-107 .569
decided by 10+: Central 1-0 1.000
decided by 3-: none
margin: Central 4.86

FIRST SINGLES
GAO LEE 2, LAW LAW 0

#1 Gao Lee made quick work of #2 Law Law.  Lee's average margin was 9.5 points. Law has only been back in the United States for two days and the jet lag was visible in this contest. Rallies were brief-----only 8 rallies lasted five or more strokes. Most of the rallies were serve/receive (48%). Lee won the winner category 22-5, won the service point race 24-6, and her side out game was air tight with a 78% mark. In the first set Law was not able to get more than one point in a row. Lee had three runs in that set, good for five points each time. Law improved in the second set, and led 4-2 early. A 9-1 run changed all that. Law kept hanging around cutting the margin to 17-15. Lee finished up with four straight points, three of which came on Law hitting errors. For Law's hitting errors 12 came on returning Lee's serve----most of them soft drives that found the net. Those 12 are 60% of Law's hitting errors for the match. On the other side of the net Lee cranked out 15 smashes-----7 of which came on the third stroke.

When playing Lee----- the strategy based on hope---hoping Lee misses serves, piles hitting errors----is not a winning strategy.

FIRST SINGLES BY THE NUMBERS
SIDEOUTS

Lee 14/18-.778; Law 10/18-.556
LONGEST RUNS
Lee 6, Law 3
3+ RUNS
Lee 6, Law 2
POINTS
LEE 42
winners
22 (.524) Smashes 15, Aces 2  (Fan 1, Deep 1), Drops 2, Soft Drives 1, Drives 1, Clears 1
Law errors 20 (.476) Hitting 20 (Net 11, Deep 6, Wide 2, Fan 1)

LAW 23
winners
5 (.217) Blocks 2, Clears 1, Soft Drives 1, Drops 1
Lee errors 18 (.783) Hitting 12 (Deep 5, Net 3, Wide 2, Fan 2); Serving 6 (Deep 4, Wide 2) 
SERVICE POINTS
Lee 24, Law 6
STROKES
Lee points average 115/42-2.738
Law points average 65/23-2.826
Totals: 180/65-2.769
5+ RALLIES
Lee 4, Law 4
WINNER TO ERROR RATIO
Lee 1.222; Law 0.250
MARGIN: Lee 9.50
SET  POINT %: Lee 2/2-1.000
TIME: 10:24

THIRD SINGLES
MAI YIA VANG 2, JULIE CHANG 0

There was a lot of the first singles story line in this match. Mai Yia Vang got off to a 12-0 start in the first set in a quick win over Central's Julie Chang. 38% of the points in this match were done after two strokes-----but in the first set it was an astronomical 70%. That opening 12 point burst was at 75%. Chang then, and all match, racked up hitting errors, chief among them 18 that sailed deep. Chang totaled 31 hitting errors, while Vang only delivered 9. Chang never could get anything rolling on offense with Vang allowing only two service points all game. Vang overwhelmed Chang 25-2 in service points. Vang had a slight edge in winners 12-8.

THIRD SINGLES BY THE NUMBERS
SIDEOUTS

Vang 13/15-.867; Chang 7/17-.412
LONGEST RUNS
Vang 12, Chang 2
3+ RUNS
Vang 5, Chang 0
POINTS
VANG 43
winners
12 (.279) Soft Drives 5, Aces 3 (Deep 3), Smashes 2, Drives 1, Clears 1
Chang errors 31 (.721) Hitting 29 (Deep 18, Net 7, Wide 3); Serving 2 (Deep 2) 

CHANG 17
winners
8 (.471) Soft Drives 3, Drives 2, Smashes 2, Clears 1
Vang errors 9 (.529) Hitting 7 (Net 5, Wide 1, Deep 1); Serving 2 (Deep 1, Net 1) 
SERVICE POINTS
Vang 27, Chang 2
STROKES
Vang points average 148/43-3.442
Chang points average 59/17-3.471
Totals: 207/60-3.45
5+ RALLIES
Vang 12, Chang 4
WINNER TO ERROR RATIO
Vang 1.333; Chang 0.258
MARGIN: Vang 13.0
SET  POINT %: Vang 2/3-.667
TIME: 10:12

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