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Volleyball - Sat, Aug. 31, 2013
Jenee Henderson sets Madison Ekis
Jenee Henderson sets Madison Ekis
(1) Concordia
Westminster College of Salt Lake City
Westminster UT (3-5)201726171
Concordia (CA) (7-0)252524253
Irvine, CA
Westminster UTIndv. LeadersConcordia (CA)
#6 Alexis Aalona - 12Kills #6 ISRAEL, Jessica - 21
#8 Mayra Ramirez - 6Blocks #12 HUGHES, Briana - 6
#16 Kyndall Kordakis - 22Digs #21 VINCITORIO, Kara - 25
3 Players - 1Aces #11 HENDERSON, Jenee - 3
Westminster UTTeam StatisticsConcordia (CA)
.096Hitting %: .210
9.0Blocks: 10.0
49Digs: 62
3Aces: 5

The #1 Concordia Eagles waited all day on Saturday, August 31, to play the nightcap of the 24th Annual ASICS/WYNDHAM Hotel Labor Day Classic, but when it was their time, they handled business, beating Westminster (UT) 3-1 to win their 45th straight match dating back to last season.

Jessica Israel and Madison Ekis once again led the charge offensively.  Israel had 21 kills, hitting .250, while Ekis had 15 kills registering at .171.  Taylor Dennison and Le Mi each added eight winners.  The Eagles were not great offensively, hitting .210, but held the Griffins to .096.  Briana Hughes led CU with five blocks and libero Kara Vincitorio had a great night with 25 digs.

In set one the Eagles got out early to a 10-4 lead as Ekis, Israel, and Mi each cranked three kills each.  Setter Jenee Henderson finished a great dig with a left-handed swing to make it 15-7 Concordia.  Westminster never threatened from there and the Eagles took it 25-20.

In game two Westminster controlled early, 11-9, but Concordia scored seven of the next eight on kills from Israel and Dennison, and an ace from Ekis.  The Griffins tightened it back up 17-15, but Ekis, Hughes, and Henderson paced CU to the 25-17 win.

Concordia was in control of set three at 14-10, but got complacent allowing the Griffins to come back and tie the match at 18.  The teams went back and forth until CU led 24-23 with a chance to end the match.  A CU attack error, followed by another CU error and kill from WC's Mayra Ramirez saw Westminster take it 26-24.

Ekis scored six kills over an eight point span in set four to lead Concordia to a 15-10 edge.  The Eagles played sideout from there and two late Israel feeds from Henderson paced Concordia to the 25-17 win.

Concordia finishes their preseason tournaments 7-0 and is off until September 10th when they face #20 CSU San Marcos in San Marcos, CA at 7 pm.


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