Volleyball Hangs Tough With No. 3 Concordia
The Master's College volleyball team went toe-to-toe with No. 3 Concordia, losing to the Eagles 22-25, 22-25, 25-13, and 21-25. The loss puts the Lady Mustangs record at 15-7 (3-4) while Concordia improves to 18-1 (7-0).
In game one Concordia jumped out to a big lead and would never surrender as they capitalized on a few crucial TMC mistakes. After a time-out when the score was 15-9, the Lady Mustangs responded to put Concordia's lead in danger at 24-22. Unfortunately, the Eagles closed out the game to win 25-22 on the next point.
The second game was a tight affair as neither team was able to extend a lead. The two teams would trade points all the way to a tie at 23. The back and forth scoring kept the crowd in Bross Gym rocking. Like the first set, however, Concordia proved to be too much in the end and won 25-22.
TMC came out firing in game three. It was in control the entire time, and it eventually worked its lead to a commanding 22-11. Victoria Callihan and Tami Brown, making a return to the lineup from illness, both had important kills that spurred the Mustangs in the set. Master's went on to win the set in dominating fashion by a score of 25-13.
In game four the teams went back and forth for the majority of the set. Neither team had a lead bigger than two until Concordia went ahead 21-18. That lead appeared to deflate Master's and TMC would never get any closer as Concordia won the set 25-21 and the match 4-1.
Coach Bobby Blanken's team will be back in action Saturday evening at 7:00 pm against the visiting Cougars of Azusa Pacific.