PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – The Concordia College New York women's volleyball team attempted a late rally at Holy Family University on Saturday afternoon, getting within two points of forcing a fourth set after dropping the first two frames, but could not extend the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) contest in a 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-23) decision.
• Concordia falls to 3-5, 3-5 in CACC play.
• Holy Family improves to 10-8, 5-3 in league action.
• Sophomore right-side hitter Militza De Hostos (Bayamon, Puerto Rico) recorded her seventh double-double of the season behind a team-best 16 assists and 13 digs that matched for the team high.
• Freshman middle blocker Madison Gardner (Oak Hills, Calif.) led the offense behind eight kills on a .333 clip with a pair of solo blocks and two assisted blocks.
• Junior libero Nelly Diaz (Land O Lakes, Fla.) chipped in 13 digs.
• For Holy Family, Carly Covington boasted 20 kills while Morgan Silks had 41 assists with three service aces and Jill Boyle registered 13 digs.
HOW IT HAPPENED
• Holy Family took the opening four points of the contest, and eight of the initial 10, to take an early 8-2 lead. Concordia cut the separation to four at 11-7, but a 6-2 retort by the host extended the lead to 17-9. The Clippers ended the spree with three-straight points, but the Tigers ended the frame with an 8-2 stretch.
• After splitting the first eight points of the second frame, Holy Family scored six-straight to boast a 10-4 edge. The Clippers used a 4-1 rally to get within three at 11-8, with the two sides splitting the ensuing four points to keep the separation within reach only for a 4-1 stretch extending the gap at 17-11.
• Neither side held a lead greater than three in the third set, with Concordia holding a 23-22 advantage before a 3-0 Tigers' run ended the contest.
INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
• Concordia finished the match with 26 kills on a .090 hitting percentage versus 45 on a .250 clip for Holy Family.
• Concordia held a 54-45 advantage in digs.
• Concordia served two aces, the Tigers served six.
• Concordia recorded three solo blocks with six assisted for six total while HFU had three solo and two assisted for four total.
The Clippers travel to Caldwell University on Wednesday, Oct. 16 with first serve set for 7 p.m.