The Concordia volleyball team lost the Great Plains Athletic Conference championship against Jamestown University in sets scored 25-21, 25-19, 25-20, and 25-17 on Saturday. Junior Camryn Opfer tallied 13 kills and 15 digs in the game.
Concordia, No. 4 in the nation, traveled to N.D. to take on No. 2 Jamestown. Concordia was coming off of a victory on the road against No. 3 Midland in the semifinals.
Concordia found themselves down 20-15 in the first set. Jamestown finished the set with a .364 hitting percentage, but despite the five point advantage failed to win the set. Concordia went on a 10-1 run against Jamestown to win the first set 25-21.
Concordia struggled to hold the advantage, though, and Jamestown was able to win the next three sets. The Bulldogs as a team combined for 46 kills, but were unable to keep up with Jamestown, who tallied 67 team kills.
Junior setter Bree Burtwistle finished the night with 42 of the team’s 44 assists. Across the four sets, the Bulldogs were able to end the game with a .176 hitting percentage. Freshman Ashley Keck racked up 10 kills in the championship game.
The Bulldogs’ overall record is now 23-5 and their GPAC record is now 12-4 on the year. Concordia will now enter national play with the opening round starting Nov. 19th.