Bloomfield, NJ – The Concordia College (NY) Clippers women's volleyball team battled down to the wire against the Deacons of Bloomfield College this evening. The teams alternated set victories until Bloomfield was able to win the final set for the 3-2 victory (25-12, 22-25, 25-16, 17-25, 15-10).
In the first set, the Deacons jumped out to a commanding 13-2 lead. The offensive attack was too much for the Clippers as they went down 25-12. In the second set, Concordia turned their play around to earn a close 25-22 set victory.
The third set favored Bloomfield as they jumped out to an early lead and did not look back while Concordia won a close fourth set to extend the match to a fifth and final game.
In the beginning of the final set, both teams played well and it looked to be a close game. Midway through the set, the Clippers started to fall behind but three consecutive attacking errors by the Deacons allowed Concordia to get within three points at 10-7. From this point on, the Deacons went on a 5-3 run to end the set and win their second match of the season.
Chelsea Zurcher (Crofton, MD) and Juliann Gillespie (Clarkston, MI) led the Clippers with eight kills apiece. Hillary Hoffman (East Meadow, NY) had a well-rounded game at Setter as she recorded 24 assists, six kills, and 14 defensive digs.
The Clippers (0-10, 0-4 CACC) will look towards this weekend as they host Chestnut Hill on Saturday. Game time is scheduled for 12pm at the Meyer Athletic Center on the campus of Concordia College.