BRONXVILLE, N.Y. – Playing in their final collegiate match on Saturday afternoon, senior setter Bianca Ortiz (Ponce, Puerto Rico) and senior middle blocker Derilis Valerio (Perth Amboy, N.J.) both set career highs with senior middle blocker Lauren Peters (Monterey Park, Calif.) matching a personal best for the Concordia College (N.Y.) volleyball team in a 3-1 loss (25-18, 28-30, 25-16, 25-16) to Felician University in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) action.
• Concordia ends the season with a 1-22 overall record, 1-18 in CACC play.
• Felician concludes its regular season slate with a 13-17 record and 8-11 in conference play.
• The Clippers finished the season with averages of 14.74 dig per set and 1.72 service aces, cracking the top-10 in the program record book as the sixth and 10th highest rates in the respective categories.
• Ortiz finished her collegiate career with one more double-double behind 29 assists and 12 digs for her eighth of the season while serving a personal-best five aces. She ends her career with the sixth-most assists in program history with 1322 on a 5.31 per set rate that ranks 10th in program history.
• Valerio boasted a career-high 15 kills with eight digs and three assisted blocks.
• Peters matched her career high with a team-high five assisted blocks, eclipsing her career assisted block total to triple digits at 103, on top of 10 digs, seven kills and two aces. Her 32 career solo blocks ranks fourth in program history while her assisted blocks places eighth and her 135 total sits sixth.
• Junior right-side hitter Tatienne Tugade-Sua (Kalihi, Hawaii) anchored the defense with 19 digs while contributing eight kills.
• Junior defensive specialist Alana Rousset-Hernandez recorded 18 digs.
• For Felician, Kahea Aea tallied 16 kills with Charlotte Greek recording 39 assists and Sierra Gallagher logged 23 digs.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Concordia scored the opening point of the match, but Felician responded with six straight and 13 of the ensuing 15 points to quickly create a double-digit lead at 13-3. The Clippers tried to stage a late comeback, scoring four-consecutive while facing set point before a Felician tally ended the set.
• Concordia began the second stanza with six-straight points and held the lead for the bulk of the set. The Golden Falcons used a late 10-3 stretch to knot the score at 23-23, with the two sides exchanging the following 10 points before a Valerio kill and Peters and junior outside hitter Camila Rabassa (Juana Diaz, Puerto Rico) block on back-to-back plays ended the frame.
• Felician used a 4-0 spurt early to take a 7-3 lead before a 10-4 stretch extended the separation to double-digits at 17-7. Concordia cut the gap down to as little as seven at 19-12 and 23-16 but could not get any closer.
• The Golden Falcons scored the opening two points of the fourth set and never trailed, scoring 13 of the opening 15 points of the set to make it 13-2. Concordia cut the separation down to single digits at 19-10 and got as close as six at 22-16 before three-straight points for the visitors ended the match.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Concordia finished the match with 41 kills on a .075 hitting percentage versus 51 on a .159 clip for Felician.
• Both sides recorded 75 digs.
• Concordia held a 9-8 advantage in service aces.
• Concordia recorded 12 assisted blocks for 6.0 total while the Golden Falcons recorded two solo and 18 assisted for 11.0.
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