by Garrett Suchanek
The short-handed Concordia volleyball team bounced back and won two matches after suffering its first loss of the season in the Bulldog Bash this weekend.
The Bulldogs’ senior outside hitter Claire White was used sparingly in the first of three games and was sidelined in the remaining matches due to ankle pain.
The team lost to Benedictine College (Kan.) in the opening game of the Bulldog Bash on Friday night.
Concordia came out on fire in the first set but the Ravens were able to fight back in the next three consecutive sets.
The Ravens dropped the first set 17-25 before winning the next three 25-23, 27-25 and 26-24.
In each of the final three sets, the Bulldogs had an opportunity to win, but the Ravens came up with big plays to spoil the Bulldogs’ unblemished record.
On Saturday the Bulldogs bounced back and won two games.
In game one Concordia took care of business against Bethel College (Kan.).
The Bulldogs won in straight sets 25-14, 25-14 and 25-14.
Juniors Paige Getz and Tiegen Skains led the way for the Bulldogs with a combined 30 kills in the match.
In game two Concordia took on York and turned the match around with a dominating win in set two after dropping the first set.
The Bulldogs won in four sets 22-25, 25-9, 25-14 and 25-20.
Getz led the team with a career high of 20 kills.
The Bulldogs’ next action will be at home at 7:30 p.m. on September 9 against Hastings College.