(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) It was a quick show tonight in Murchison Gymnasium as #3 Concordia took down Westmont in a three game match (25-18, 25-20, 25-19).
Concordia came out swinging in game one, fighting hard and consistently putting the ball on the ground. With 15 kills and a hitting percentage of .314, they offense was a force to be reckoned with. Going against a strong offense put the Warrior’s off balance throughout the first game. They struggled with digging playable balls, so their offense had to resort to using off speed shots and tips to earn points. While this was effective for a while, the Warriors did not put enough power behind the ball to continually earn the points that they needed. The Eagles handily won game one 25-18.
“What it came down to was that their arms, their heavy hitters, their heavyweight champions beat out our heavy weight champions when it came to offense. Our passing was not as on point as we needed it to be in to be against their solid block. They played scrappy defense and are an all-around great team,” debriefed head coach Patti Cook after the match.