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Senior Anna Brakke led all players with 14 kills in the Cobbers' match at Presentation. She also had 15 digs.
Senior Anna Brakke led all players with 14 kills in the Cobbers' match at Presentation. She also had 15 digs.

Cobbers Can't Keep Up Fast Start, Fall at Presentation

ABERDEEN, S.D. (9/07/21)---Concordia started off their match at Presentation on the right track but then got side-tracked at the end of the second set and lost 3-1 (25-17, 24-26, 18-25, 20-25).

The Cobbers hit a match-high .367 and had 13 kills in the first set as they rolled to the 8-point win. CC got into trouble in the last part of the second set with the score tied at 18-18. Concordia conceded six of the next points and trailed 24-20. The Cobbers then got a pair of kills from Anna Brakke, one from Kendra Wiggs and a service ace from Wiggs to tie the match at 24-24. The Saints then seized control of the momentum in match by coming up with a kill of their own, and then finished it off with a service ace.    

Concordia led 15-13 in the third set before Presentation went on a 12-3 run to grab a 2-1 lead in the match. The fourth, and final, set came down to the final seven points. With the set tied at 19-19, Presentation won the next two points to take a 21-19 lead. The teams then traded points before the Saints won the match with the final three points of the set.

The Cobbers never hit above .100 for the final three sets of the match and finished with a .104 attack percentage. CC had 42 kills and 84 digs on the night. Presentation hit .082 as a team and had 45 kills and 87 digs.

Brakke led all players with 14 kills and added 15 digs to record her second double-double of the season. Freshman Hannah Keil had a season high 13 winners to go along with four blocks. Wiggs had a team-high five blocks and put down seven kills.

Freshman Mariah Iwen recorded a season-high 24 assists while Chloe Markovic posted a career-high 27 digs.

UP NEXT: Concordia will compete in its second multi-team tournament of the year when they head to Superior, Wis. to take part in the Wis.-Superior Stinger Classic. The Cobbers will face Neb. Wesleyan and Bethany Lutheran on Friday, Sept. 10 and the host Yellowjackets on Saturday, Sept. 11.