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Madeline Peters

Sower Staff


The Concordia volleyball team swept the Doane University Tigers 3-0 Wednesday night. 


The Bulldogs wasted no time showing the school rival Doane what-for by taking an early lead. Concordia won the first set 25-12. The second set went about the same with Concordia effortlessly winning 25-13.


The third set was much closer in the beginning. Doane took a slight lead, but Concordia quickly took it back. The Tigers managed to keep up for the final set, but the Bulldogs came out on top in the end, winning the third set 25-17.


Sophomore Carly Rodaway led the team in kills with 13. Senior Camryn Opfer and sophomore Gabi Nordaker also had a significant amount of kills with 11 each. Junior Bree Burtwhistle led the team in assists with 38 and sophomore Rebecca Gebhardt led the team in digs with 14.


Coach Boldt thought the game went well saying, “I thought that we came out focused; I thought that we played pretty clean, so I think it was a good all-around team effort.”


The volleyball team had swept Doane earlier in the season in Crete, but those sets were much closer. Concordia won 25-18, 25-22, and 25-19. When asked about the difference Boldt said,  “I thought our serving was really good and our defense was really good, so I think that was the difference.”


With the Great Plains Athletic Conference on the horizon in November, now is the time for the team to prepare themselves for a gauntlet of pressure. The Bulldogs won second in the tournament, after being swept by University of Jamestown, and went to the quarterfinals of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics tournament.


“I want to continue to get better, y’know? I think that that’s the biggest thing. We try not to think too much about wins and losses, but we certainly want to play our best everytime we’re out there,” said Boldt.


The team is now 18-3 overall and 9-3 in the GPAC. They play again on Oct. 22 against College of St. Mary in Omaha at 3 p.m.

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