BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – The Concordia College New York women's volleyball started Friday evening's Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest strong, using a late rally in the opening stanza to get within one at 24-23 and holding a higher hitting percentage than visiting Wilmington University (Del.) in the first frame, but the Wildcats ended the run with a set-clinching point before taking the ensuing two games in a 3-0 (25-23, 25-15, 25-17) setback.
• Concordia falls to 3-7, 3-7 in CACC play.
• Wilmington improves to 15-7, 7-3 in league action.
• Freshman middle blocker Tanializ Rivera (Caroline, Puerto Rico) registered seven kills on a .333 hitting percentage with one service ace and one assisted block.
• Sophomore right-side hitter Militza De Hostos (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) dished out a team-best 16 assists.
• Junior libero Nelly Diaz (Land O Lakes, Fla.) tallied a team-best 13 digs.
• Freshman middle blocker Madison Gardner (Oak Hills, Calif.) chipped in six kills with one solo block and one assisted block,
• For Wilmington, Mandy Behiels boasted 10 kills with four service aces while Sarah Couch had 33 assists and Elly Collins had 16 digs and two service aces.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Concordia scored the opening four points of the contest and used a 3-0 rally after Wilmington scored five-straight to maintain the advantage at 7-5. The Wildcats used another 5-0 run to pull ahead at 10-7, with Concordia getting within one at 15-14 and again at 24-23 after scoring four-straight points.
• After a back-and-forth 28-point start to the second set that saw nine tied scores, Wilmington used an 11-1 run to take the frame.
• Concordia overcame an early 7-1 deficit with a 7-1 run of its own to knot the score, with neither side holding an advantage larger than three until a 7-0 Wilmington run that ended the match.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Concordia finished the match with 28 kills on a .117 hitting percentage versus 40 on a .219 clip for Wilmington.
• Concordia held a 41-40 advantage in digs.
• Concordia served two aces, the visitors served nine.
• Concordia recorded one solo block with six assisted for four total while Wilmington had one solo and 10 assisted for six total.
The volleyball team travels to Queens College (N.Y.) on Saturday, Oct. 19 for a 1 p.m. non-conference contest.