Volleyball falls in 5 set thriller to UNOH

Volleyball falls in 5 set thriller to UNOH

(Lima, OH) - The Concordia Cardinals Volleyball team coming off of a 3-set win on Friday night would travel to Northwestern Ohio for a Saturday matchup against the Racers from UNOH. The Cardinals would come away from the match with 


Claudia Grepke, Kayla Peters, and Breann June would lead the team in kills with Grepke earning 13 and Peters and June having 10. Madeline Vnuk led the team with 26 assists. The defensive end of the ball would see McKenzie Peters grab 27 digs while Abigail Austin would tally 13 digs. 


Set 1 - UNOH 25, Concordia 13

The Racers would jump out to a 7-2 lead before the Cards score five more points taking advantage of a couple of UNOH errors and an ace from Paige Staton and a kill from Breann June. Northwestern Ohio though would score 13 of the final 19 points to take set 1.


Set 2 - Concordia 29, UNOH 27

Set 2 was a battle from the start of the set, as UNOH took 15 of the first 20 points, the Cards though would battle all the way back in the game as kills by Kayla Peters, Claudia Grepke, Madalyn Lisman, and McKenzie Peters would help propel the Cardinals get within two points. at 17-15. A UNOH error would even be the setup at 22. The teams would battle back and forth and kill from Kayla Peters and Breann June would give the Cardinals the 29-27 set win.


Set 3 - UNOH 25, Concordia 18

The Racers' 5-1 lead to start set 3 would not turn the Cards away as they fought back to a 6-5 deficit. An 11-4 run for UNOH would give them a 17-10 lead. This lead would continue for the Racers scoring eight of the final 15 points for the 2-1 lead.


Set 4 - Concordia 25, UNOH 21 

The fourth set of the day would start in favor of the Cardinals as Claudia Grepke would get the first kill of the set and the Cards would jump out to a 10-7 lead. Scoring five more points UNOH would be forced to call a timeout at a 15-9 deficit.  Even with UNOH attempting to fight back CUAA would tie up the match at two sets a piece as the Racers would have a service error end the set.


Set 5 - UNOH 15, Concordia 12

The final set would begin as Jessalyn Peavyhouse would set the tone with a kill. The teams battled back and forth for the first couple of points until the Racers would go up 11-5. The Cards would not give up in the set as they score 6 of the next 9 points. The Racer offense though would be to much as they would get the final two points they needed to win the set.


The Cardinals will head to the University of Michigan-Dearborn on Wednesday, October 19, to face off against the Wolverines with the first serve at 7 PM.