FOND du LAC, Wis. – Concordia Wisconsin wasn't able to get its offense on track during a Wednesday night NACC match at Marian, losing 3-0 (25-10, 25-17, 25-15) inside Sadoff Gymnasium.
Final Score: Marian 3, Concordia Wisconsin 0
Location: Sadoff Gymnasium (Fond du Lac, Wis.)
Records: Marian 8-9, 6-3 NACC; Concordia Wisconsin 8-9, 4-5 NACC
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Falcons wasn't on during the opening set, coupled with the Sabres coming out hot put the visitors in an 11-4 deficit early. They worked to get back into it, but Marian's .500 hitting percentage was too much to overcome.
- The second set had Concordia Wisconsin put together a 4-1 scoring run midway through to get within four points, 17-13, but points were traded the rest of the way until Marian won 25-17 to take a 2-0 lead in the league matchup.
- The third set was similar to the opening, as the Sabres jumped out a lead that couldn't be overcome. The Falcons ended the set with a 6-3 scoring run.
- Concordia Wisconsin hit -.013 in the match, compared to Marian's .353. The visitors had a solo block and eight assisted throughout the three sets.
- Freshman James Althoff (Kenosha, Wis.) led the Falcons with seven kills, while freshman Connor Muff (Kenosha, Wis.) dished out 13 assists, dug nine attack attempts and had a service ace. Sophomores Isaac Glynn (Byron, Minn.) and Blake Schwandt (Kenosha, Wis.) each had three kills, while Schwandt recording three blocks.
- Jon Smallpage led Marian with 12 kills, three service aces and three blocks, while Ben Walter had 11 kills. Joey Dittman recorded 32 assists and seven digs, and Cullen Liberski finished with 15 digs.
NEXT ON THE SCHEDULE
- Concordia Wisconsin hosts No. 10 Dominican on Friday in a NACC tilt at 7 pm inside the R. John Buuck Field House.
March 16, 2019 Men’s Volleyball falls to NACC-leading Benedictine
March 15, 2019 Falcons fall in home NACC match to Stars
March 13, 2019 Falcons’ offense stalls at Marian
March 9, 2019 Men's Volleyball take down Cougars
March 6, 2019 Men’s Volleyball drops NACC contest at Lakeland
March 2, 2019 Men’s Volleyball downed at Aurora
February 27, 2019 Men’s Volleyball swept at home
February 20, 2019 Men's Volleyball at Loras postponed
February 16, 2019 Falcons drops matches against Benedictine, Fontbonne
February 15, 2019 Falcons sweep Cougars
February 12, 2019 Althoff named Sports Imports/AVCA and NACC Player of the Week
February 8, 2019 Falcons drop NACC contest at No. 5 Dominican
February 6, 2019 Men’s Volleyball upsets No. 13 MSOE
February 1, 2019 Offense on fire during sweep of Sabercats
January 26, 2019 Men’s Volleyball splits non-conference matches
January 25, 2019 Men’s Volleyball suffers five-set defeat against St. John Fisher
January 18, 2019 Falcons victorious
January 8, 2019 Men’s Volleyball excited to start a strong 2019 schedule
December 4, 2018 Falcon Focus Podcast (December 4, 2018)
June 28, 2018 Men's Volleyball adds six to the Class of 2022