by Garrett Suchanek
The Concordia volleyball team rallied back against Bellevue University to collect its first win over the Bruins since 1995 on Tuesday, August 25.
The Bulldogs dropped the first set 17–25 before winning the next three sets 25–20, 25–21 and 25–17. The win improves the team’s record to 2–0.
Concordia bounced back from the first set with a victory in the second set to even the match at 1–1.
The Bulldogs carried the momentum from the second set through the rest of the match and the Bruins could not keep up with the Bulldogs.
Junior Paige Getz led the Bulldogs with 12 kills and 7 blocks.
Seniors Claire White and Taylor Workman added double-digit kills with 11 and 10 kills respectively.
Junior Alayna Kavanaugh handed out 35 assists, matching her total from the first match of the season against Bethany College.
Concordia accompanied its hot offense with solid defense. The Bulldogs had three players reach double figures in digs. White had 13 digs, Kavanaugh had 10 digs and Jocelyn Garcia added 11 more digs.
The Bulldogs will look to continue their undefeated season as they hit the road. Concordia will play in Chicago, Illinois against Roosevelt University (Ill.) and Saint Xavier University on Friday August 28. The team will conclude the road trip with two games Saturday, August 29 against the University of Saint Francis (Ill.) and Trinity Christian College (Ill.).