KENOSHA, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin played well at times on Friday evening, especially in the second set, against No. 14 Maymount (VA) in a non-conference match. The result didn't go in its favor, dropping a three-set decision (25-10, 26-24, 25-14), but the experience gained in the first-ever match in program history will go a long way for future success.
Final Score: No. 14 Marymount (VA) 3, Concordia Wisconsin 0 (25-10, 26-24, 25-14)
Location: Tarble Arena (Kenosha, Wis.)
Records: Marymount (VA) 3-0, Concordia Wisconsin 0-1
QUOTING HEAD COACH CURTIS MADSON
"Tonight was a great experience for the players and this program. We were able to see some of the nation's top talent, as well as seeing that we have the potential to play with them at times. I'm proud of how hard we fought tonight. We excelled at some things and have a good foundation to build on."
HOW IT HAPPENED
- After weeks of practice and preparation, Concordia Wisconsin was ready to begin its inaugural season against a difficult opponent. Many firsts were recorded in the archives and the Falcons nearly took a set from a nationally-ranked opponent.
- No. 14 Marymount (VA) was stronger offensively, posting a .269 attack percentage and serving six aces. On the other side of the net, Concordia Wisconsin showed its strong defensive effort at the net with 6.0 total team blocks.
- Following a first set loss, the Falcons responded nicely by owning a 22-21 lead late in the second frame which forced a Marymount (VA) timeout. Following the game planning, Concordia Wisconsin capitalized on a Saints attacking error to own a two-point advantage. Things then turned, as Marymount (VA) scored five of the next six points to earn a difficult 26-24 set win.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
- It was a historic night for the program and the following was recorded: first kill (Sam Rovik), first assist (Will Driver), first dig (Isaac Glynn), first service ace (Zach Smith), first block (Isaac Glynn and Blake Schwandt), first solo block (Sam Rovik).
NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- Concordia Wisconsin hosts Loras in its first home match in program history at 7 pm inside the R. John Buuck Field House.