The Concordia volleyball team beat the College of Saint Mary 3-2 in Omaha on Wednesday evening to advance to the Great Plains Athletic Conference Championship.
The Bulldogs started off with a 25-20 first set win against the Flames, but lost in the second set 22-25. The third set ended with a big 25-15 win, but the fourth set went to Saint Mary 27-29. In the final set, the Flames had a 4-0 run, but the Bulldogs turned it into a 9-1 run making the score 10-5. The Flames caught up, but could not overtake Concordia’s lead, giving the game to the Bulldogs 15-13.
Freshman Gabi Nordaker led the team in kills with 17. Sophomore Camryn Opfer had 12 kills and freshman Carly Rodaway had 10. Concordia had 60 total kills, 90 total digs and 58 total assists. Opfer had the most digs at 16, and senior Tara Callahan had the most assists at 34.
The Bulldogs are now 16-10 overall, 10-7 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. The Bulldogs will play in the GPAC championship against the University of Jamestown on Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. in Jamestown, North Dakota. The Bulldogs are also automatically admitted to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament due to Jamestown already being in it. That tournament begins on Nov. 20.