MEQUON, Wis. – The University of Chicago volleyball team lost 3-1 at Concordia (Wis.) University on Saturday.
The Maroons dropped to 17-9 and the Falcons improved to 21-7.
Concordia 3, UChicago 1 (22-25, 25-22, 25-23, 25-22)
UChicago was down 15-12 midway through the first set, but came roaring back with a 9-1 run to go ahead 21-16. The Falcons used a four-point run of their own to tie the game 22-22; however, the Maroons rattled off the next three points to win 25-22.
Concordia scored the opening five points of the second set. From then on, the set played out evenly, with two-straight kills giving UChicago a 22-21 lead. The Falcons answered with four-straight points of their own to even up the match, 25-22.
The third set saw highly-efficient offense, as the visitors smashed 15 kills with no errors for a .395 hitting percentage. Concordia nearly equaled the feat, hitting .325. Back-to-back kills by freshman outside hitter Anabella Pinton tied the score at 23-23. But once again, the home side had the answer and took a 2-1 sets lead, 25-23.
In the fourth set, the Maroons led 12-8 before the Falcons captured 11 of the next 12 points. The 19-13 deficit was erased nearly erased as UChicago got within one point at 23-22. However, two attack errors allowed Concordia to end the match, 25-22.
Overall, UChicago hit .185 as a team (49 kills, 16 errors, 178 attempts). The Maroons added six blocks and four aces. Concordia hit .199 (61-25-181) with eight blocks and seven aces.
Sophomore outside hitter Audrey Scrafford put up a team-best 16 kills while tallying five blocks defensively. Sophomore rightside hitter Sarah Muisenga submitted a balanced double-double of 14 kills and 15 digs, while Pinton contributed 11 kills and 10 digs. Senior setter Erin Risk had 34 assists and 19 digs. Senior libero Mary Claire Tuohy paced the defensive effort with 24 digs.
UChicago Stat Leaders
Audrey Scrafford (So.) – 16 kills, 5 blocks
Sarah Muisenga (So.) – 14 kills, 15 digs
Anabella Pinton (Fr.) – 11 kills, 10 digs
Erin Risk (Sr.) – 34 assists, 19 digs, 2 aces
Mary Claire Tuohy (Sr.) – 24 digs, 4 assists
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