ST. PETER, Minn. (10/22/10)-- Concordia lived up to the old cliché "good teams find a way to win" on Friday against Gustavus in St. Peter. The Cobbers had to rally from a 2-1 deficit to post a 3-2 (19-25, 25-13, 21-25, 25-17, 15-7) victory and earn their ninth straight win.
The win improves Concordia's record to 21-4 overall and 7-1 in the MIAC. The victory also keeps the Cobbers only 1/2 match behind league-leading St. Thomas who is currently 8-1. Gustavus falls for the third straight match and drops to 7-17 overall and 1-8 in the MIAC.
Cobber junior Katie Vohnoutka once again proved to be a dominating force on the front line. Vohnoutka finished the match with 20 kills and recorded a team-high 24 digs. It is the first time in her career that she has recorded a 20-20 match and the third time this season that she has had at least 20 kills in a contest. Vohnoutka also had a match-high .349 hitting percentage. Jenna Green also had a forceful night at the net. She put down 15 winners and had 23 digs. It is the sixth straight match she has had at least 10 kills and the 19th time this season she has posted a double-digit kill total.
Ashley Beseman and Katie Christensen each had a match-high three blocks and Amy Sykora led the way with a match-high 37 assists. Freshman Alison Bruggeman had 10 kills marking the fifth time this year she has had at least 10 kills in a match.
Gustavus had three players with double-digit kill totals and were led by Angela Ahrendt who had 13 winners. Jenny Ewert had a match-high 28 digs and Malea Noenning added 25 assists.
The Cobbers will finish off their road MIAC weekend doubleheader when they play at No.12-ranked St. Olaf on Saturday, Oct. 23 at 3 p.m.