Thursday, Oct. 8, the volleyball team traveled to Austin to take on nonconference opponent Concordia University (Texas). They won the match with a 29-27, 25-18, 25-18 sweep.
â€œThe first set was really close. I think it was mainly because we were making a few more errors than usual,â€ said senior middle blocker Erin Cusenbary. â€œOnce we got those under control for the second and third sets, we did great.â€
Senior outside hitter Maggie Emodi led the way with 18 kills, nine digs, three aces and a hitting percentage of .441 in the match.
â€œMaggie Emodi, I think, had her best match of the season thus far,â€ said head coach Julie Jenkins, â€œFor her to have 18 kills in three games that is pretty dominating.â€
Junior Shannon Courtney led the team in digs with 12 and recorded three assists and two aces as well. First-year middle blocker Rebecca Hayes had five blocks while Cusenbary recorded three in three games.
The team also finished with a total of eight aces in the match. Sophomore designated server Natalie Perez was key, contributing 2 aces in the match.
With the win, they move to 16-5 overall and 6-1 in conference. They are tied for first place in SCAC with Colorado College (Co.) and Southwestern University ( Texas).
â€œYour goal when you play everyone the second go around is to beat them more soundly than you did the first go around. Weâ€™re going to know what to expect and I think it is going to be some great volleyball,â€ Jenkins said.
At 6 p.m. tonight, the Tigers will take Southwestern. At 12:30 p.m., tomorrow, the Tigers play Schreiner University (Texas), and Texas Lutheran University(Texas) at 5 p.m.. All the games at home.