PHILADELPHIA - The Concordia Clippers women's volleyball team was unable to extend their winning streak on Saturday afternoon at Holy Family as the Tigers took the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match, 3-0.
Concordia came out in the first set trailing 9-5 until four unanswered points knotted the score at 9-9. The Clippers would keep pace with Holy Family for much of the set until a 5-1 run later on put the home team in front, 20-15. Concordia would climb back to within two points, 21-19, but the Tigers ended the set with four of the last five points to take a 25-20 win.
In the second set Holy Family jumped out to an 8-2 advantage as the Clippers would call a timeout to regroup. The Tigers continued to pull away, but Concordia cut their deficit to five at 16-11 midway through the set. The Clippers were unable to get any closer as Holy Family took the 25-16 victory and held a 2-0 advantage in the match.
Concordia would lead in the early going of the third set until the Tigers used an 8-2 run to control the scoreboard at 11-7. Holy Family would increase their advantage to double digits as the Clippers were unable to mount a comeback, falling 25-14 as the Tigers would take the match, 3-0.
Sophomore Thalia Hoyos (Caguas, Puerto Rico) led the offense for Concordia with six kills while sophomore Tatienne Tugade-Sua (Kalihi, Hawaii) added five kills. Senior Jenny Martin (Simi Valley, Calif.) finished with a team-high 16 assists while senior Celine Arada (San Francisco, Calif.) led the defense with 11 digs.
The Clippers (2-8, 2-7 CACC) will be back in Philadelphia on Wednesday to visit Jefferson University for a CACC match beginning at 6 p.m. Fans unable to attend can follow the action by accessing the live stats and video links under the women's volleyball schedule page on ConcordiaClippers.com.