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Erik Cumley

Concordia University’s Volleyball team has made it to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Quarterfinals for the second year in a row. The Bulldogs defeated Viterbo University 3-2.

The Bulldogs dropped the first set 25-22, however they would bounce back winning the next two sets 25-20 and 25-18. Viterbo would not back down, winning the fourth set 25-22 sending the match into a fifth and final set. The Bulldogs would win the last set 15-11. Viterbo’s record going into this match was 39-1. 

Sophomore Camryn Opfer led the Bulldogs with 21 total kills and was second on the team for digs with 16. Freshman Carly Rodaway helped Opfer with 17 kills of her own. Leading the Bulldogs in digs was senior Tara Callahan with 19 digs and sophomore Kennedy VanScoy had 10 digs of her own as well. Callahan led the team in assists with 37 and sophomore Bree Burtwistle had 15 assists. 

Concordia will continue in the National Tournament on Thursday, Dec 2nd. Concordia has never reached the National Tournament semifinals. The Bulldogs will have to go through Marian University at 5 p.m. Last season Concordia eliminated Marian University from the National Tournament in four sets.

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