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Volleyball swept by Benedictine in road NACC match

Volleyball swept by Benedictine in road NACC match

LISLE, Ill. – Concordia University Wisconsin's offense faltered on the road at Benedictine University on Saturday afternoon and fell 3-0 (19-25, 22-25, 11-25) in a Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference match inside the Rice Center.

The Falcons offense recorded 22 kills, but had 22 attack errors for a .000 percentage, their fourth lowest of the season. BU (11-10, 5-0) finished the match with a .248 attack percentage and hit .393 in the third set.

CUW (8-14, 2-3 NACC) was led by junior Hannah Griffiths' (Antigo, Wis.) nine kills, while junior Gabrielle VanBeaver added six kills and three block assists. Freshman Karina Klotz (Hubertus, Wis.) assisted on 10 kills and sophomore Kelsa Rubeck (Eau Claire, Wis.) dug a team-best nine attack attempts.

Molly Kovacich paced the Eagles with 11 kills and nine digs, while Abby Sattler led all players with 29 assists. Haley Fitzgerald finished with 18 digs.

CUW fell behind 13-9 in the opening set before tying the scoreboard at 15-15 behind three kills and three Eagles errors. From then on BU took over to claim the first frame, 25-19.

The second set featured numerous ties early and after a 4-0 scoring run by the Falcons they led 16-13. However, their offense committed several errors and BU took advantage for a 25-22 stanza win.

The Eagles led 8-3 and 13-9 before going into cruise control by scoring 12 of the final 14 points in the set to win the match.

CUW returns to action on Friday for a home 7 p.m. NACC match against Dominican University.