Strong Start Not Enough For Volleyball In 3-1 Setback Against Chestnut Hill

Strong Start Not Enough For Volleyball In 3-1 Setback Against Chestnut Hill

BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Despite a strong start to Saturday night's Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest against visiting Chestnut Hill College, boasting a .387 hitting percentage in an opening-set triumph, the Concordia College New York women's volleyball team dropped back-to-back 25-23 frames before the visitors took the fourth stanza in a 3-1 (14-25, 25-23, 25-23, 25-20) contest.

NOTES
• Concordia falls to 2-4, 2-4 in CACC play.

• Chestnut Hill improves to 7-7, 4-2 in league action.

STANDOUT PERFORMERS
• Freshman middle blocker Madison Gardner (Oak Hills, Calif.) boasted a personal-best 15 terminations on a career-high .306 clip with five total blocks and three service aces.

• Freshman middle blocker Tanializ Rivera (Carolina, Puerto Rico) recorded a career-high 14 kills with eight digs and a pair of service aces.

• Sophomore right-side hitter Militza De Hostos (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) registered her sixth-consecutive double-double behind a team-best and personal-high 22 digs and 18 assists.

• For Chestnut Hill, Corrine Kalala registered 16 kills while Henielys Ramos tallied a triple-double with 26 assists, 16 digs and 12 kills.

HOW IT HAPPENED 
• Concordia scored the opening point of the first set and never trailed, using a 14-2 run with the score 10-9 to boast set point at 24-11.

• Trailing early after surrendering the opening four points, the Clippers rallied to even the second set at 15-all before taking its first lead of the stanza at 18-17. Concordia carried the momentum all the way to a 22-18 advantage, only for a 7-1 Griffins' run knotting the overall score.

• After exchanging the opening 34 points of the third set for a 17-17 standstill, Chestnut Hill scored three-straight to take a 20-17 lead. Concordia cut the separation down to one at 23-22 and again at 24-23, but a Griffin point ended the frame.

• The visiting side never trailed in the fourth set, taking the opening three points of the stanza to establish an early lead before using a 5-0 run with the score 11-10 to pull ahead 16-10. Concordia tried to stage a late rally, using a 7-3 stretch to get within four at 24-20, but a CHC point ended the contest.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE 
• Concordia finished the match with 51 kills on a .155 hitting percentage versus 50 on a .185 clip for Chestnut Hill

• Concordia held a 73-69 advantage in digs.

• Concordia served 10 aces, the Griffins served eight.

• Chestnut Hill registered one solo block with 22 assisted for 12 total while Concordia had one solo and 10 assisted for six total.

UP NEXT
The Clippers host Dominican College on Tuesday, Oct. 8 with first serve scheduled for 6 p.m.

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