Slow Start Dooms Owls
PORTLAND, Ore.-After Concordia took the first two games and nearly pulled off a sweep, a dramatic comeback by Tech sent the match into a fifth set, but Concordia would prevail to defeat Oregon Tech 3-2 (25-9, 25-21, 24-26, 20-25, 15-8) in Cascade Collegiate Conference volleyball action on Saturday night.
The loss drops Oregon Tech to 4-17 overall and 3-10 in league action. With the win, CU improved to 12-7 on the year and maintained third place in the league standings with a 9-3 record
The Cavaliers cruised to an easy victory in the opening game by limiting the Owls to a -.037 hitting percentage while striking for a .379 rate, en route to the 25-9 win.
Concordia continued its dominance by taking a 9-2 lead in the second game, but the Owls would rally with a 12-5 run powered by six kills from Megan Christensen (Klamath Falls, Ore.). Oregon Tech would take the lead with the score 19-17, but the Cavs would finish with eight of the next 10 points to go up 2-0.
The Owls took a 9-3 edge early in the third game only to see the Cavaliers clip away at the gap and eventually regain the lead with the score 19-18. After sideouts in the next three series, OIT was able to generate game-point with the game resting at 24-22. Concordia then tied it at 24-24, but Oregon Tech was able to extend the match to the fourth frame with the final two points.
The Owls dominated play in set 4 by taking the first seven points and eventually a 17-4 lead. The Cavaliers were able to close to within four points (23-19), but with the Owls hitting .258 and CU committing eight attack errors, the match would go to set 5.
After giving away the first point, CU went on a 6-1 run before finishing off the match 15-8.
Christensen led the Owls with 11 kills and was followed by seven kills by Joey Larsen (Lewiston, Idaho), who played as the team's libero through the first two games. Larsen posted a team-high 25 digs with Christensen also reaching double figures after registering 11 digs. Svedin led OIT with 22 assists.
Concordia hit .183 for the night with a .379 attack rate in the first game and a .389 percentage in the finale. The Owls fired at a .069 clip with a match-high .258 rate in the fourth game. Led by two solo and six assisted blocks from Mirands Weitz (Pullman, Wash.) Oregon Tech outblocked the Cavs 13-to-9.
Information Courtesy CU Sports Info
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