by Garrett Suchanek
The No. 18 Concordia Bulldogs volleyball team overcame a 2-1 set deficit on the road against No. 11 Northwestern College on Saturday, Sept. 26 to improve to 15-4 and 4-1 in GPAC.
Concordia won in five sets 19-25, 26-24, 24-26, 25-19 and 15-9.
The win marks the first time since 2005 that the Bulldogs were able to defeat the Red Raiders.
After losing the first set, the Bulldogs got the match turned around late in the second set. Concordia scored the final six points to even the match at 1-1.
The Red Raiders bounced back in the third set with a late run.
However, Concordia continued to fight and won the fourth set. The Bulldogs rode the momentum from the fourth set into the final set.
In the fifth set, the Bulldogs raced out to an 11-5 lead before forcing the Red Raiders to call a timeout. Concordia then traded points with Northwestern before ending the match with a kill by junior Tiegen Skains.
Skains led the Bulldogs with 14 kills. Junior Taylor Workman and sophomore Annie Friesen both added 10 kills apiece.
Concordia will travel back home to host a nonconference matchup with Central Christian College (Kansas) at 7 p.m. on Sept. 29.