NEWARK, Del. – The Concordia College (N.Y.) volleyball traveled to Wilmington University (Del.) on Saturday afternoon, falling to the host Wildcats 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-26) in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) play.
• Concordia drops to 1-20, 1-16 in conference action.
• Wilmington improves to 18-11, 12-5 in league play.
• Senior setter Bianca Ortiz (Ponce, Puerto Rico) set her career-high in digs with three matches remaining in her collegiate career with 18 on top of a team-leading 17 assists for her seventh double-double of the campaign.
• Junior right-side hitter Tatienne Tugade-Sua (Kalihi, Hawaii) paced the offense with seven kills while chipping in five digs.
• Junior outside hitter Camila Rabassa (Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico) recorded two solo blocks on top of seven digs and four kills.
• Senior middle blocker Derilis Valerio (Perth Amboy, N.J.) boasted a career-high 12 digs with one assisted block and one service ace.
• Senior middle blocker Lauren Peters (Monterey Park, Calif.) served a pair of aces with seven digs and one assisted block.
• For Wilmington, Mandy Behiels logged 10 kills while Miranda Shaw recorded 20 assists and 12 digs with Jenna Brown tallying 17 digs.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Concordia jumped out to an early 6-2 lead in the opening set before a 4-0 run by Wilmington evened the score at 6-all. The Wildcats claimed the lead with a 3-0 rally to make it 10-8, and used an 8-2 stretch with a 13-11 lead to pull away with a 21-13 advantage.
• With a 7-7 score in the second stanza, the Wildcats scored seven-consecutive tallies to create a 14-7 score with the host maintaining the advantage for the rest of the set. The Clippers tried to stage a late comeback, scoring four-straight after a Wilmington tally created set point only for a Wildcat kill ending the run and the frame.
• Wilmington never trailed in the third set, scoring the opening two points and five of the initial six to take an early 5-1 advantage. Concordia responded with three-straight scores to cut the separation to one, but a 4-0 retort by Wilmington made it 9-4 with the Clippers unable to get within two again for the rest of the frame.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Concordia finished the match with 25 kills on a .093 hitting percentage versus 44 on a .238 clip for Wilmington.
• Wilmington held a 59-58 advantage in digs.
• The hosts served nine aces, Concordia served two.
• Concordia recorded two solo blocks and two assisted blocks for 3.0 total while the Wildcats recorded one solo and 12 assisted for 7.0.
Concordia hosts Caldwell University in the penultimate match of the season on Wednesday, Oct. 31 in a 6 p.m. CACC contest.