MOORHEAD, Minn. – Sarah Nielsen (Jr./Altoona, Wis./Altoona) finished with a team-best nine kills, but the Carleton College volleyball squad was swept by Concordia College 25-13, 25-17 and 29-27.
“After working through a slow start, the team did a great job of focusing on each point,” said Carleton head coach Heidi Jaynes. “We made some changes in game three and played very aggressive. I am proud of the way the whole team pulled together.”
Concordia closed the opening set with an 11-2 run to win 25-13. The Cobbers carried the momentum over to the next set, jumping out to a 13-4 lead. The Knights would play even the rest of the match but still absorbed their third straight setback.
In support of Nielsen, seven other Knights had tally between three and five kills.
The Cobbers, ranked No. 9 in the latest American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) national poll, have now won their last 27 sets and ran their win streak to nine matches.
Katie Vohnoutka had 13 kills to lead Concordia, which also go a match-high 21 digs plus 11 kills from Jenna Green.
Carleton returns to West Gym for its final home match of the season as the Knights host Saint Mary’s University on Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7:00 p.m. Live video of the match will be available on Knights Online.