SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (9/18/10)-- No.25-ranked Concordia finally got acclimated to play in Ohio and came up with a pair of victories in the second day of the Border Battle Tournament hosted by Wittenberg College. After dropping their first two matches to top 20 teams on Friday, the Cobbers responded by recording a 3-1 (25-19, 22-25, 27-25, 25-21) win over Mt. St. Joseph and then edging No.12-ranked Ohio Northern 3-2 (25-12, 23-25, 25-23, 13-25, 15-12).
Concordia finished the nationally stacked tournament with a 2-2 record and posted their second win of the season over a team ranked in the top 12 of the nation. CC is now 8-3 overall as they return to Minnesota and conference play.
The Cobbers were led by their junior front line of Jenna Green and Katie Vohnoutka. Green had 52 kills and a team-high 48 digs for the four matches. She came up with a season-high 24 kills and added 16 digs in Concordia's dramatic win over Ohio Northern. Green was the only CC player named to the All-Tournament Team.
Vohnoutka had a standout tournament. She led the team in kills in three of the four matches and finished with a team-high 65 kills (16.25/match) for the tourney. She also had 36 digs to go along with nine total blocks and six service aces. Vohnoutka tied a career high for kills against Ohio Northern as she came away with 21. She also had a team-high 19 against Heidelberg on Friday and had at least 12 kills in all four matches.
Amy Sykora captained the Cobber offense in the tournament. She finished with 104 assists over the two days. Sykora also added 36 digs and five service aces. She had back-to-back 30 assist matches to finish off the tournament. She went for 31 assists against Mt. St. Joseph in the first match on Saturday and then added 30 assists against Ohio Northern.
Freshman Allison Bruggeman continued to develop as a college player. Bruggeman was third on the team in kills for the tourney with 32 and came away with a team-high 16 blocks in the four matches. She had seven blocks against Mt. St. Joseph.
Concordia will host St. Kate's on Wednesday, Sept. 22 at 7 p.m.