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Falcons drop non-conference matches to Greenville, IIT

Photo by Sam Dunn
Photo by Sam Dunn

MEQUON, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin completed a busy weekend on Saturday with a pair of non-conference matches, falling in three sets to Greenville (25-18, 25-15, 25-15) and Illinois Institute of Technology (25-14, 25-13, 25-17) inside the R. John Buuck Field House.

Final Score: Greenville 3, Concordia Wisconsin 0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-15); Illinois Tech 3, Concordia Wisconsin 0 (25-14, 25-13, 25-17)
Location: R. John Buuck Field House (Mequon, Wis.)
Records: Concordia Wisconsin 0-6, Greenville 2-0, IIT 1-4

- Concordia Wisconsin began its day against Greenville and was within four points, 21-17, in the opening set before the Panthers went on a 4-1 scoring run to take a set lead in the match. The visitors then controlled the second frame by scores of 25-15 and 25-15.
- Freshman Zach Smith (Massillon, Ohio) and freshman Isaac Glynn (Byron, Minn.) each had a team-high seven kills, while Glynn dished out eight assists. Freshman Matthew Korman (Roscoe, Ill.) added six digs.
- The Falcons couldn't keep up with future NACC foe in IIT, who had double-figure leads in the opening two sets. There were seven scoring ties and four lead changes in the contest.
- Freshman Will Driver (Mokena, Ill.) and Glynn had five kills apiece; while Glynn recorded 10 assists, four digs and three block assists. Korman also had eight assists, while freshman Blake Schwandt (Kenosha, Wis.) tallied four block assists.

- During the weekend, the Falcons recorded double-digit block assists in two of its four matches.

- Marc Gonzalez smashed a match-best 11 kills for Greenville and Tanner Smith accumulated 35 assists and three service aces.
- Cinjun Coe paced all IIT players with 12 kills and Daniel Throop assisted on 18 kills. Ben Peschl tallied 12 assists and Derek Bostick had 11 digs.

- Concordia Wisconsin travels to Kenosha, Wis., next Saturday, January 27 for a pair of non-conference matches against nationally ranked opponents in UC-Santa Cruz and Carthage.

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