MEQUON, Wis. – Sophomore Kelsa Rubeck (Eau Claire, Wis.) recorded a career-best 18 digs, but it was not enough as the Concordia University Wisconsin Volleyball team was swept by Dominican University, 3-0, Friday night in a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference match at the R. John Buuck Field House.
The Falcons were defeated by scores of 25-22, 25-18 and 25-22, falling to 2-4 in conference play. DU was led by Caitlin Foote as she recorded 19 kills and 15 digs. Claire Dezelski also posted a double-double for the Stars with 17 digs and 13 kills, while Cheyanne Kelly tallied a match-best 22 digs.
CUW got seven kills from junior Britta Duchow (Potter, Wis.), while junior Hannah Griffiths (Antigo, Wis.) and sophomore Kelsey Paramore (Tomahawk, Wis.) finished with 16 and 15 digs, respectively. Duchow also had four block assists as the Falcons finished with 14 in the match. Senior Ashley Faber (Kewaskum, Wis.) and juniors Carley Valentine (De Pere, Wis.) and Gabrielle VanBeaver (Green Bay, Wis.) each tallied three block assists. Valentine also paced the team with 14 assists, while freshman Karina Klotz (Hubertus, Wis.) dished out 10.
The Stars hit .150 on the evening, while CUW countered with a .105 attack percentage. Each team had their best offensive set in the opening set as DU recorded a .227 attack percentage and CUW posted a .175 attack percentage. Dominican also held an advantage in service aces at 5-0.
The opening set was tied 20-20 but Dominican rallied for the 25-22 victory. In set two, CUW got off to an 8-4 lead before the Stars rallied off five straight points. DU would ultimately score 14 of the next 18 points, building a comfortable 18-12 lead before completing set two, 25-18.
The third and final set of the evening saw Dominican go up 19-12 but the Falcons would not go away, scoring eight of the next 10 points, cutting the Stars lead to 21-20. Dominican would go on to secure four of the final six points for the 25-22 set-three victory and match sweep.
CUW (8-15) will be back in action tomorrow when they visit Wisconsin Lutheran College for a NACC match. The Falcons and Warriors will get things underway at 12 p.m. with live stats and video links available at CUWFalcons.com.