BRONXVILLE, N.Y. - The Concordia College women's volleyball team returned home on Thursday evening to host Wilmington University (Del.) for a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) match in the Meyer Athletic Center. The Clippers were unable to keep their winning streak alive as the Wildcats took a 3-0 victory.
The first set saw neither team able to take a sizable advantage as the score was tied 10-10 in the early going. Wilmington would take a three point lead following a 4-1 run and extend their lead to 20-14 as Concordia would call a timeout. The Clippers would cut their deficit to three, 21-18, but the Wildcats ended the set on a 4-2 run to take a 25-20 victory.
Set two saw Concordia trail in the early going until a 5-1 run for the home team allowed them to lead 6-5. Wilmington used a 9-1 run to hold a 14-7 advantage as the Clippers cut into the deficit after four unanswered points brought the score to 16-13 in favor of the visitors. The Wildcats would lead 20-15 until a 6-0 run for Concordia allowed them to lead 21-20 in the closing moments of the set. The Clippers were unable to hold on as Wilmington scored five of the last seven points to take a 25-23 win and lead 2-0 in the best-of-five sets.
Concordia came out in the third set with a 6-3 advantage until an 11-5 run for the Wildcats gave Wilmington a 14-11 lead. The Wildcats would pull ahead by four points, 17-13, as the Clippers called a timeout to regroup. Concordia slowly cut into the deficit and trailed by two points, 19-17, but Wilmington put the match away for good by ending with a 6-3 run to take a 25-20 win and earn a 3-0 victory in the match.
Sophomore Thalia Hoyos (Caguas, Puerto Rico) led the offense for the Clippers with 10 kills as sophomore Camila Rabassa (Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico) added seven kills. Senior Jenny Martin (Simi Valley, Calif.) finished with a team-high 16 assists as senior Celine Arada (San Francisco, Calif.) led the defense for Concordia with 12 digs.
The Clippers (4-13, 4-12 CACC) will next host Felician University on Saturday afternoon in a CACC North Division showdown. First serve is set for 1 p.m. as 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.