ST. PAUL, Minn. (10/13/10)-- Concordia continued its recent hot streak by sweeping Hamline 25-22, 25-20, 25-20 in St. Paul on Wednesday. The Cobbers have now won seven straight matches and have swept five of those seven opponents. CC is now 19-4 overall and 6-1 in the MIAC and still locked in a three-way tie for first place in the conference standings.
The keys to success for the Cobbers in the recent winning streak have been the diversity of their offensive attack and that showed on Wednesday against the Pipers. Concordia finished the match with three people in double figures in kill totals and had a team attack percentage of .331. It marked the fourth time in their win streak that they have finished with a team attack percentage higher than .300. CC had 48 kills against the Pipers and never hit below .214 in any of the games.
On the other side of the net, the Cobber defense was able to hold Hamline to a .198 hitting percentage and came away with 7.0 total blocks.
Katie Vohnoutka, Ashley Beseman and Jenna Green led the Concordia offense on Wednesday. Vohnoutka led all players with 16 kills. Vohnoutka, who has mirrored the hot play of the Cobbers lately, also added 7.0 blocks and 14 digs. It is the second straight match that Vohnoutka has had 7.0 blocks. She has 34.0 blocks in the last five matches and is rising on the league block list. Beseman had a career-high 12 kills against the Pipers. She had a match-high .857 hitting percentage as she did not have an attack error in her 14 total attacks. Beseman also chipped in 4.0 blocks. Green came away with 10 kills in the match and has now had double-digit kill totals in four straight matches and six of the past seven contests. Amy Sykora had 31 assists in leading the CC offense. It was her fifth match this season with at least 30 assists.
Hamline (9-14/2-5 MIAC) was led by Sam Greeney-Hamlin who had 11 kills. Heidi Larsen had a match-high 27 digs and Sammy Redman added 38 assists.
Concordia will have a six-day break before returning to action for their final non-conference match of the season. The Cobbers will play at Mayville State on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at 7 p.m.