Courtside Notes: Volleyball hosts MSOE in home opener

Photo by: Jordan Vredeveld
Photo by: Jordan Vredeveld

MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin has unpacked its bags and is ready for Tuesday night's home opener against MSOE, which is also the beginning of the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference portion of the schedule. The match is scheduled to start at 7 pm inside the R. John Buuck Field House

THE BASICS
Who:
Concordia Wisconsin (5-2, 0-0 NACC) vs. MSOE (0-5, 0-0 NACC)
Where: R. John Buuck Field House
When: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7 pm
Live Coverage: CUWFalcons.com will provide live video and live statistics.

DIGITAL GAME PROGRAM
- Fans can access the digital program for Tuesday's match by clicking here. CUWFalcons.com switched last season to a digital program format to allow fans quicker access to the match information. Fans can also view the program at the match by scanning a QR code or purchasing a limited quantity of printed programs for $2 each.

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
IMPORTANCE OF WINNING EARLY:
The NACC portion of the season begins Tuesday night and earning victories early is crucial. CUW enter with a 5-2 overall record, while MSOE is 0-5 overall. Last season the Falcons finished league play with a 9-2 record, while the Raiders were 2-9 in conference action.

GETTING AHEAD IN FIRST SET: CUW has performed well in the first set of its five victories this season. They have captured the opening frame in four of the five victories. Meanwhile, MSOE hasn't won a first set this season.

IT'S A BLOCK PARTY: It may be early in the season, but CUW is having a block party. They lead the NACC in all block statistics and Lauren Nevinski has a league-best 37 total blocks.

9-2 AS OF LATE VS RAIDERS: The Falcons own the series against the Raiders during the NACC-era, winning 9-of-11 matches. CUW has walked away with four victories inside the R. John Buuck Field House during the past 10 years. As well, the Falcons have won seven-straight against MSOE, with four coming by a 3-0 score.

BALANCED OFFENSIVE ATTACK: The Falcons have six players ranked in the top-50 in the NACC for kills, which is tied for the most in the conference. Lauren Nevinski and Kaily Moegenburg have a combined 111 kills, respectively, while Terese Zymanek has smashed 38 kills of her own. Amanda Schulz (29 kills), Megan Mayer (27 kills) and Makenzie Paszek (25 kills) round out the six offensive standouts for CUW.

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