Cobbers Drop Home Opener

Freshman Abigail Christensen puts down the kill in the Cobbers' home opener against Valley City State.
Freshman Abigail Christensen puts down the kill in the Cobbers' home opener against Valley City State.

STORY LINE: Concordia fell behind 8-2 and then 15-4 in the first set against Valley City State, led for only three points in the second set, and fell 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-19) in the home opener. The Cobbers best stretch of play came in the second set when they went on a 7-0 run to cut a 23-13 deficit into a 3-point margin at 23-20. CC was never able to get past the Vikings and lost 25-21 in the middle set.

RECORDS: The Cobbers were swept for the third straight match and fall to 2-3 on the season. Valley City wins for the third time in the last five matches and is now 3-6 on the season.

STAT STUFF: Cobber freshman Anna Brakke led the team in kills with five and was tied for the team lead in digs with six. Kortney Carney had a team-high 11 assists while sophomore Jill Klaphake added seven.

UP NEXT: Concordia will head to St. Joseph to take part in the St. benedict Invite. The Cobbers will face Simpson on Friday, Sept. 7 and then get Valley City in a rematch on Saturday. Concordia will also square off against host St. Benedict on Saturday.