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Result: L 0-3 (19-25, 21-25, 19-25)

Volleyball at Concordia College

Friday, September 28th, 2018 – 7:00 p.m. at Moorhead, Minn. - Memorial Auditorium

Knights drop third straight, fall at Concordia

By Oliver Wolyniec '19
Inger Shelton
Inger Shelton
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

MOORHEAD, Minn. - Following the lengthy bus ride to Memorial Auditorium, the Carleton College volleyball team lost to MIAC foe Concordia College in three sets (25-19, 25-21, 25-19). After starting the year 10-1, the Knights have now lost three straight matches.

The opening stages of the first set witnessed the two teams trading kills before Concordia (6-11, 2-2 MIAC) established a slim 8-6 advantage. From there, the home squad capitalized on some Carleton (10-4, 1-3 MIAC) miscues and reeled off a 7-1 mini-run to push their lead to 15-7. The deficit was too much for the Knights to overcome, and the Cobbers took the first frame by a 25-19 tally.

In the following stanza, Carleton made life much more difficult for Concordia in a set that featured 12 ties and five lead changes. The Knights led 20-18 but saw the Cobbers close on a 7-1 spurt to capture the set by a 25-21 tally. Carleton hit only .154 over the first two sets, while Concordia was attacking at a .407 clip.

Again, in the third frame, the two teams played competitive volleyball, with the visitors earning a narrow 11-9 lead. A 7-2 run for the Cobbers pushed the hosts back in front, and Carleton was forced to try and play catch up the remainder of the set. Ultimately, Concordia prevailed by a 25-19 margin.

Abby Loe (So./Apple Valley, Minn.) and Elyse Wanzenried (Sr./Minnetonka, Minn.) set the tone on the offensive side for the Knights with seven kills apiece. Junior Olivia Powell (Palos Verdes, Calif./Chadwick) was right on their heels with six kills of her own. Inger Shelton (Fy./San Diego, Calif./La Jolla) totaled a team-high 16 assists, and defensive specialist Celeste Chen (Jr./Yorba Linda, Calif./Valencia) collected a match-best 17 digs.

For Concordia, Brianna Carney put down nine kills and hit .583, while teammate Jill Klaphake tallied 22 assists.

The Knights will look to get back on track next Wednesday, Oct. 3 at the College of Saint Benedict at 7:00 p.m. in St. Joseph. A link to live video and stats will be provided on Knights Online.