BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Freshman middle blocker Madison Gardner (Oak Hills, Calif.) set the Concordia College New York women's volleyball program's record for solo blocks in a match on Wednesday evening, with the Clippers etching its name in the record book four times as a team in a 3-2 (20-25, 25-12, 26-24, 20-25, 20-18) Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) setback against Nyack College.
• Concordia falls to 6-10, 5-9 in CACC play.
• Nyack improves to 7-12, 6-7 in league action.
• Along with setting the single-game program-record, Gardner's seven total blocks matches Lauren Peters' total from Sept. 14, 2018 as the most in a single contest on record.
• Junior libero Nelly Diaz's (Land O Lakes, Fla.) 29 digs matches her career-high as the fifth-most in a single match in program history.
• The Clippers' 102 digs surpasses its 93 against Caldwell on Sept. 18, 2019 as the most on its homecourt and sits as the fourth-most overall.
• Concordia's 11 total blocks ranks as the second-most in a contest on file, with the five solo blocks tying for the second-most and 12 assisted tying for fifth.
• Freshman defensive specialist Lydimar Soto De Los Santos (Trujilo Alto, Puerto Rico) boasted a career-high 24 digs with 11 kills for her fourth double-double of the season.
• Freshman blocker Tanializ Rivera (Carolina, Puerto Rico) paced the offense behind 14 kills and three assisted blocks.
• Sophomore right-side hitter Militza De Hostos (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) dished out a team-leading 24 assists with eight digs and one service ace.
• Senior defensive specialist Alana Rousset-Hernandez (Canovanas, Puerto Rico) served a team-high three aces on top of 22 assists and 12 digs.
• For Nyack, Kyra Zuhlke boasted 19 kills with Rachel Medin logging 45 assists and British Dawson recording 30 digs.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• With a tied 5-all score in the first set, Concordia scored four-straight to take a 9-5 lead. Nyack rallied and got within one on three occasions late, with the Clippers fending off each run to take the opening stanza.
• Nyack scored the initial three points of the second stanza and never trailed, using an 8-0 run to create set point at 24-11.
• The Clippers used a 3-0 run early in the third set with the score tied 9-9 to take a 12-9 lead. Nyack knotted the score at 21-all, with the two sides splitting the ensuing six points before back-to-back tallies for the visiting side ended the frame.
• After a competitive 36-point start to the fourth set that saw nine tied scores and an 18-18 standstill, Concordia scored three points to pull ahead 21-18. Nyack responded with back-to-back points to get within one, but a 4-0 spurt by the Clippers forced the fifth set.
• Nyack jumped out to an early 6-1 lead, with a 5-0 rally by the Clippers evening the score at 6-all. The Warriors again pushed ahead, leading 13-9 before the host evened the score again at 14-all. Needing to win by two, the two sides went back-and-forth over the ensuing eight points before Nyack ended the night with back-to-back points.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Concordia finished the match with 54 kills on a .075 hitting percentage versus 55 on a .121 clip for Nyack.
• Nyack held a 105-102 advantage in digs.
• Concordia served six aces, the visitors served eight.
• Concordia recorded five solo block with 12 assisted for 11 total while Nyack tallied two solo and 10 assisted for seven overall.
The volleyball team travels to Jefferson University on Saturday, Nov. 2 for a 1 p.m. CACC tilt.