By Haleigh Fitzsimmons
Photo Courtesy of Haleigh Fitzsimmons
The Bulldog volleyball team swept the court against Mount Marty Raiders in Walz Arena on Oct. 13 and dedicated their match to breast cancer awareness month.
The Bulldogs won in three straight sets Tuesday evening and played with impressive serves and lots of teamwork which proved their resilience and work ethic as they prepare for their match against Jamestown, a tough Great Plains Athletic Conference opponent.
The scores of the three sets followed with 25-18, 25-16, and a final set of 25-12.
Assistant coach Angie Boldt said the team played purposefully.
“Our purpose needs to be at a high level and I thought it was,” Boldt said.
The Bulldogs continue to prepare for their match against Jamestown who is number one in their GPAC conference.
“Going into it tonight was a good way to get into the groove, we practice tomorrow and then we’ll be on the road,” Boldt said. “It will be a battle, it will be a national championship battle for sure.”
The Concordia volleyball team is coached by the married Boldt duo, Ben and Angie, and continues to lead the team to victories and preparation towards the ending of their season.
The Bulldogs took a moment in between the second and third sets to recognize those in the crowd who are fighting or have fought breast cancer in honor of October’s breast cancer awareness month. The fighters received a single pink rose from volleyball team members and a round of applause.
Volleyball players wore pink hair accessories and junior varsity players wore matching pink shirts as the Concordia community honored those who lost their battle with breast cancer in loving remembrance.
The Concordia Nebraska volleyball team will play against the University of Jamestown on Oct. 16 on the opponents’ campus in North Dakota. The next home game will be Oct. 23 against Briar Cliff University at 7:30 pm.
Concordia University Nebraska continues to implement Covid-19 protocols for players and spectators to decrease the spread of the global pandemic.
Coaches, spectators, and players off the court are asked to wear face coverings at all times. Families continue to be asked to sit in groups of six or less and social distance between other groups.
For more information about Concordia’s Covid-19 protocols and the Bulldog Volleyball team, visit https://www.cune.edu/athletics/teams/volleyball.