Concordia University Wisconsin Athletics

 

Volleyball

 
September 29, 2012

Valiant volleyball effort comes up short for Falcons

MEQUON, Wis.- After a sweep of Rockford on the road the night before, the Concordia University Wisconsin volleyball team looked to make it back-to-back Northern Athletics Conference victories against Wisconsin Lutheran College on Saturday afternoon.

Back home for the first time in 16 days, the Falcons fed off the energy of a raucous crowd but in the end came up short  16-25, 30-28, 25-21, 25-14 to the Warriors.
The visitors used a 7-0 run to pull away and take the opening set after the Falcons had grabbed an early lead on two occasions.
Undeterred, the Falcon's came back and pulled out a game two thriller.  Neither team could sustain a lead larger than two until Wisconsin Lutheran surged ahead to snare a 20-15 advantage.  After a timeout, Concordia closed the gap to one at 21-20.  The Warriors wrestled momentum back in their direction scoring three straight to set up five set points.

Aided by a boisterous "Club CUW" the Falcons held off seven game points, however, to steal that second game 30-28 and even the match at one apiece.  

A tight third set that saw nine ties, but ultimately late attack and service errors by Concordia helped Wisconsin Lutheran to a 25-21 victory. 

The Warriors closed out the match with an anti-climatic 25-14 game four victory.

Britta Duchow and Amanda Stahmann lead the way offensively for Joe Cawley's team with 8 kills apiece.  Carley Valentine chipped in with 25 assists.

The Falcon's return to action Friday on the road at Alverno before returning to the R. John Buuck Fieldhouse for a three game home stand  beginning October 10 against Northern Athletics Conference front runner Dominican University at 7pm.