(Palos Heights, IL) – Concordia volleyball traveled to Trinity Christian for a weekend tournament on Saturday. The Cardinals swept the host Trolls in the first match and fell 3-1 against Saint Francis (IL) in game 2.
Game 1 – CUAA 3, TCC 0
Set 1 – CUAA 25, TCC 21
Hannah Duchene had Concordia's first kill. Duchene added another kill while teaming up with Madalyn Lisman for an early block. Kayla Peters made several kills and Paige Staton chipped in an ace for a 14-14 tie. After trailing 20-19, Madeline Vnuk recorded 2 aces down the stretch and three kills from Claudia Grepke led to a 25-21 win.
Set 2 – CUAA 26, TCC 24
Jessalyn Peavyhouse made 2 kills in a 4-0 run to start set 2. Claudia Grepke made an ace during the run and stayed active with multiple kills and a combined block with Peavyhouse. The set went right down to the wire with multiple lead changes and a 24-24 tie. A kill by Kayla Peters and a Trinity Christian error gave CUAA the 26-24 win.
Set 3 – CUAA 25, TCC 19
Kayla Peters had the first Cardinal kill in set 2. Peters and Claudia Grepke continued to pace the offense and Paige Staton recorded an ace for a 12-10 lead. Grepke continued to stay on fire down the stretch and a kill by Hannah Duchene clinched the win.
Game 2 – USF 3, CUAA 1
Set 1 – USF 25, CUAA 15
Jessalyn Peavyhouse and Kayla Peters teamed up for a block in set 1. Peters added several early kills and a Peavyhouse kill tied the set 9-9. After Saint Francis went up 16-10, CUAA used a 5-0 run to pull within a point. However, the Saints scored 9 straight to finish set 1.
Set 2 – USF 25, CUAA 19
Hannah Duchene started set 2 with a kill. Madalyn Lisman and Claudia Grepke added 2 kills each and the Cardinals kept pace early in the set. While CUAA hung around with Hannah Duchene notching 2 more kills, the Saints took set 2.
Set 3 – CUAA 25, USF 23
Claudia Grepke had the first CUAA kill in set 3. Kayla Peters continued her strong play and Megan Neumann notched an early kill. Abigail Austin notched 2 aces and both Peters and Claudia Grepke stayed strong as hitters. After a 23-23 tie, the Cardinals claimed 2 points to extend the game.
Set 4 – USF 25, CUAA 22
Claudia Grepke started set 4 with a kill. The Cardinals took an early 6-3 lead but the Saints mounted a comeback to go ahead. McKenzie Peters had an ace and the team fought to a 22-22 tie, but Saint Francis finished the set to win the game.
Concordia will return home to host Lourdes on Wednesday, October 12 at 7pm.