2010 Volleyball schedule/results

11-21 Overall, 1-15 GPAC - View stats for the season

AUGUST
Aug. 21 Alumni Game Seward, Neb.  
Aug. 25 Peru State College Seward, Neb. L 3-1
Red Raider Classic:
Aug. 27 Great Falls College Orange City, Iowa

W 3-2

Aug. 27 Jamestown College Orange City, Iowa L 3-0
Aug. 28 Mid America Nazerene College Orange City, Iowa W 3-1
Aug. 28 Valley City State University Orange City, Iowa W 3-0
SEPTEMBER
Sept. 1 College of St. Mary Omaha, Neb. W 3-1
Labor Day Classic:
Sept. 3 Haskell University Bellevue, Neb. W 3-0
Sept. 3 Baker University Bellevue, Neb. L 3-0
Sept. 4 York College Bellevue, Neb. W 3-1
Sept. 4 Tabor College Bellevue, Neb. W 3-2
Sept. 7 Morningside College* Seward, Neb. L 3-1
Quality Inn Classic:
Sept. 10 Black Hills State University Hastings, Neb. L 3-1
Sept. 10 McPherson College Hastings, Neb. W 3-2
Sept. 11 SD School of Mines & Technology Hastings, Neb. L 3-2
Sept. 11 Dakota State University Hastings, Neb. W 3-0
Sept. 15 Midland Lutheran College* Fremont, Neb. L 3-1
Sept. 22 Hastings College* Hastings, Neb. L 3-1
Sept. 28 Doane College* Seward, Neb. L 3-0
Sept. 29 York College Seward, Neb. W 3-1
OCTOBER
Oct. 2 Northwestern College* Seward, Neb. L 3-0
Oct. 6 Nebraska Wesleyan University* Seward, Neb. L 3-0
Oct. 8 Dakota Wesleyan University* Mitchell, S.D. L 3-0
Oct. 9 Mount Marty College* Yankton, S.D. W 3-0
Oct. 12 Morningside College* Sioux City, Iowa L 3-0
Oct. 16 University of Sioux Falls* Seward, Neb. L 3-0
Oct. 19 Midland Lutheran College* Seward, Neb. L 3-1
Oct. 23 Nebraska Wesleyan University* Lincoln, Neb. L 3-0
Oct. 25 Dordt College* Sioux Center, Iowa L 3-0
Oct. 27 Hastings College* Seward, Neb. L 3-0
Oct. 30 Briar Cliff University* Seward, Neb. L 3-0
NOVEMBER
Nov. 3 Doane College* Crete, Neb. L 3-0
GPAC Tournament:
Nov. 6 Morningside College Sioux City, Iowa L 3-0

*Indicates Great Plains Athletic Conference Games

All Home Matches in BOLD

2010 Volleyball Team for Concordia University, Nebraska

2010 - Volleyball roster

No. Name Ht Class Pos Hometown Previous school
1 Nicolette Ethofer 5’4” SR DS Omaha, NE Bellevue West/North Platte CC
2 Allie Kenning 5’5’’ SO DS Hebron, NE Thayer Central
4 Marlee Denton 6’0’’ JR MB Fremont, NE Fremont
5 Sloan Brandon 5’9’’ SO OH Carrollton, TX Prince of Peace
6 Alexa Hopping 5’6’’ JR S Sutherland, NE Sutherland/North Platte CC
7 Kim Miller 5’9’’ SO RS Mason City, IA Mason City
8 Meghan Tinkham 5'11" FR MB Kearney, NE Kearney
9 Angela Bruhn 5’8’’ SO OH Creston, NE Leigh
10 Kaylie Mellema 5’10’’ JR S Axtell, NE Axtell
11 Hannah Arguto 5’8’’ FR OH Pueblo West, CO Pueblo West
13 Meghan Scanlon 5’9’’ FR OH/RS Shawnee, KS Mill Valley
14 Morgan Stover 5’9’’ FR S/RS Columbus, NE Lakeview
15 Chelsea Vaudt 6’0’’ SR MB Kalispell, MT Flathead
16 Jillian Jensen 5'7" FR OH Lincoln, NE Lincoln High
18 Ashlea Vaudt 5’11’’ JR MB Kalispell, MT Flathead
19 Dana Zluticky 5’10’’ FR OH/MB Lee's Summit, MO Lee's Summit North
20 Lindsea Vaudt 5’9’’ SO S Kalispell, MT Glacier
21 Lauryn Nyhoff (RS) 5’10’’ SR RS Lincoln, NE Lincoln Lutheran
22 Alex Szalawiga 5’8’’ SR OH Olathe, KS Olathe South/Butler County CC
23 Jami Fowler 5’4’’ SO DS Hastings, NE Adams Central
25 Jennifer Smith 5’11’’ FR MB Grafton, NE Nebraska Christian
26 Elise Ortmeier 5’6’’ FR DS Beemer, NE Wisner-Pilger
28 Katie McCrimmon 5’7’’ FR OH Loveland, CO Thompson Valley
29 Wendy Boller 5'9" SO S Dorchester, NE Dorchester HS/Dana College
30 Amanda Kisker 5'10" SO OH Lincoln, NE Lincoln Lutheran/Dana College

2010 - Coaching staff

Head coach: Rachel Miller

Assistant coach: Danielle Schmidt

Assistant coach: Shelli Mohnike

Peru State takes down Concordia, 3-1

25 AUG 2010

Peru State College picked up a 3-1 volleyball win over Concordia University on Wednesday evening in Seward.  It was the first game of the season for both teams.  Scores of the match were 31-29, 25-20, 25-27 and 25-18. 

Concordia had several opportunities to win the first set.  The Bulldogs led for much of the set, but the visiting Bobcats rallied for the win.  Peru State carried momentum into the second set and led from start to finish to take a 2-0 lead. Much like the first two sets, set number three was close throughout.  Neither team led by more than four.  With the score tied at 25-25, Concordia’s Alex Szalawiga and Marlee Denton slammed back-to-back kills to secure the 27-25 win for the Bulldogs. 

Peru State controlled play in the fourth and final game.  The Bobcats jumped out to a 14-8 lead early and cruised to the 25-18 win. 

Chelsea Vaudt had a match-high 15 kills to lead the way for Concordia offensively.  Amanda Kisker added nine kills, while Szalawiga totaled eight kills and 12 digs.  Alexa Hopping handed out 23 set assists, and Kaylie Mellema added 17 for the Bulldogs. 

Peru State was led by Carly Morehead’s 10 kills and 10 digs.  Maddy Lister added nine kills, while Emily Maresh had 14 digs to pace the Bobcats.

Bulldogs go 1-1 in opening day of Red Raider Classic

27 AUG 2010

Concordia University went 1-1 at the Red Raider Classic volleyball tournament on Friday.  The Bulldogs picked up a 3-1 win over the University of Great Falls to open play in the tournament.  Jamestown College earned a 3-0 win over Concordia in the second game of the day.  The Bulldogs sit at 1-2 on the young season.   

Scores of the first match were 25-19, 15-25, 20-25, 29-27 and 18-16.  Chelsea Vaudt pounded 12 kills and added four solo blocks to lead the way in the win.  Alex Szalawiga added nine kills and 10 digs, while Amanda Kisker and Marlee Denton put down eight kills apiece.  Nico Ethofer and Elise Ortmeier had 16 and 11 digs, respectively, for the Bulldogs.  Alexa Hopping had 19 set assists in the win.

Jamestown won the second match of the day by the scores of 26-24, 25-20 and 25-19.  Katie Zent had 12 kills, and Shannon Fee added nine kills for Jamestown in the win.  Chelsea Vaudt and Alex Szalawiga had eight kills apiece to pace Concordia.  Sloan Brandon added seven kills and seven digs, and Hopping handed out 11 set assists in the loss. 

Concordia takes on Mid America Nazarene and Valley City State University on Saturday to conclude play in the Red Raider Classic.

Concordia goes 2-0 in final day of Red Raider Classic

28 AUG 2010

Concordia University finished play at the Red Raider Classic with two wins on Saturday.  The Bulldogs picked up a 3-1 win over MidAmerica Nazarene University to start the day.  Scores of the match were 25-23, 26-24, 15-25 and 25-20.  The Bulldogs added a 3-0 win over Valley City State later in the day.  Scores of that match were 29-27, 25-15 and 25-21.  Concordia finished 3-1 in the tournament and improved to 3-2 overall on the season. 

Marlee Denton and Chelsea Vaudt each pounded 10 kills for Concordia in the win over MidAmerica Nazarene.  Sloan Brandon added eight kills.  Alex Szalawiga had a team-high 11 digs, and Nico Ethofer added 10 digs on the day.  Alexa Hopping handed out 18 assists, while Kaylie Mellema had 11 assists and three ace serves in the victory. 

Chelsea Vaudt and Amanda Kisker led the way in the Bulldog victory over Valley City State.  Vaudt had a match-high 15 kills, and Kisker added 13 kills in the win.  Denton and Brandon added seven kills apiece in a balanced Concordia attack.  Hopping had 22 set assists, while Mellema handed out 14.  Elise Ortmeier had a team-high 11 digs, while Szalawiga chipped in with 10 digs for the Bulldogs. 

Concordia travels to Omaha on September 1 for a 7 p.m. match against the College of St. Mary.

Concordia wins third straight, 3-1, over College of St. Mary

1 SEP 2010

Concordia University defeated the College of St. Mary by the score of 3-1 on Wednesday evening in Omaha.  Scores of the match were 25-20, 25-21, 21-25 and 25-21.  It’s the third straight win for the Bulldogs, who are now 4-2 on the season.  The Flames dropped to 2-1 on the year with the loss.

Senior Chelsea Vaudt led the way offensively for the Bulldogs in the win.  Vaudt pounded 14 kills and added four assisted blocks on the evening.  Amanda Kisker added 12 kills, while Sloan Brandon had a double-double with 11 kills and 15 digs on the night.  Alex Szalawiga also finished with 15 digs for the Bulldogs.  Kaylie Mellema handed out 24 set assists, while Alexa Hopping chipped in with 16 assists and three aces. 

Concordia will take part in the Bellevue University Labor Day Classic Tournament on September 3 and 4.  The Bulldogs return home to host Morningside College on September 7 to open play in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. 

Bulldogs split matches at Labor Day Classic tournament

3 SEP 2010

Concordia University went 1-1 in the first day of the Bellevue University Labor Day Classic volleyball tournament on Friday.  Concordia is now 5-3 on the year.  The Bulldogs defeated Haskell Indian Nation by the score of 3-0 before falling to Baker University in three sets. 

Scores of the win over Haskell Indian Nation were 25-19, 25-12 and 25-12.  Chelsea Vaudt had a match-high eight kills to go along with five aces for the Bulldogs.  Sloan Brandon added six kills, four aces and eight digs.  Alexa Hopping led the way with 14 set assists and also added seven aces and eight digs for Concordia in the win.  Alex Szalawiga also totaled eight digs for the Bulldogs defensively.  Concordia finished with 22 service aces in the contest. 

Takara Bighorse had a team-high five kills, while Amber Yazzie had four kills and a team-best 10 digs for Haskell Indian Nation. 

Baker University (KS) cruised to a 3-0 win over Concordia in the second game of the tournament for the Bulldogs.  Scores of the match were 25-19, 25-21 and 25-21.  Chelsea Vaudt has seven kills, and Ashlea Vaudt added six for the Bulldogs.  Elise Ortmeier had 13 digs, and Hopping totaled 15 set assists.  Szalawiga and Brandon added 12 digs apiece for Concordia in the loss.   

Concordia concludes play in the Labor Day Classic on Saturday with two more matches.  The Bulldogs face York College at 11 am followed by a match with Tabor at 1 pm.

Bulldogs win a pair in final day of Labor Day Classic

4 SEP 2010

The Concordia University volleyball team picked up two more wins at the Labor Day Classic Tournament on Saturday.  Concordia defeated York College in four games and rallied to defeat Tabor College in five games.  The Bulldogs finished with a record of 3-1 in the two-day tournament and now sit at 7-3 on the year.

Scores in the win over York College were 25-23, 18-25, 25-16 and 25-20.  The Bulldogs used a balanced offensive attack to secure the win.  Amanda Kisker had a team-high 10 kills for Concordia.  Chelsea Vaudt and Alex Szalawiga each pounded nine kills, and Szalawiga also added 12 digs in the match.  Sloan Brandon had eight kills and 12 digs, while Ashlea Vaudt chipped in with eight kills.  Alexa Hopping had 24 set assist in the Bulldog win. 

Hilary Mekelburg had a match-high 15 kills, and Erin Davidson handed out 28 set assists for York College. 

The Bulldogs needed to rally late to pick up an exciting win over Tabor College.  Scores of the match were 12-25, 25-23, 20-25, 25-19 and 16-14. 

Szalawiga had a double-double with 12 kills and 11 digs in the win for Concordia.  Brandon, Ashlea Vaudt and Chelsea Vaudt all had nine kills in the match.  Brandon also added a team-best 12 digs.  Hopping had 27 set assists, while Kaylie Mellema handed out 21 assists in the five-set victory. 

Tina Frick had a match-high 20 kills, and Mandi Phillips had 29 set assists for Tabor College. 

Concordia hosts Morningside College on September 7.  The junior varsity match is scheduled for 6 pm with the varsity match to follow at 7:30 at the Health, Human Performance and Athletic Center.

Bulldogs open conference play with White Out Night on Tuesday

6 SEP 2010

The Concordia University volleyball team opens GPAC play Tuesday evening against Morningside College.  The JV match is scheduled for 6 pm with the varsity match to follow at 7:30.  It will be “White Out Night” at the Health, Human Performance and Athletic Center. 

Concordia is 7-3 on the season following a 3-1 performance in the Bellevue University Labor Day Classic Tournament this past weekend.  The Bulldogs picked up a 3-0 win over Haskell Indian Nation to open the tournament.  Following a 3-0 loss to Baker University, the Bulldogs picked up wins over York College (3-1) and Tabor College (3-2) to conclude tournament play. 

Morningside enters conference play with a 5-5 record.  The Mustangs entered the season ranked No. 18 in the NAIA and were picked to finish second in the GPAC.  Morningside went 2-2 in the Bellevue Tournament but lost its final two games to Bellevue University (3-0) and Olivet Nazarene (3-2).

Bulldogs fall in conference opener to Morningside College, 3-1

7 SEP 2010

Morningside College earned a 3-1 volleyball win over Concordia University on Tuesday evening in Seward.  It was the conference opening match for both teams.  Scores were 25-18, 25-17, 27-29 and 25-20.  The Mustangs improved to 6-5 overall, while the Bulldogs slipped to 7-4 overall on the year. 

Morningside led from start to finish in the first set.  Kati Steffen and Liz Sutherland led the way as the Mustangs cruised to the 25-18 win.  Morningside again jumped out to an early lead in the second set.  The Bulldogs rallied to tie the score, but the Mustangs used a 10-4 run to put Concordia away by the 25-17 score. 

In set three, Concordia turned the tables and jumped out a quick 6-1 lead.  The Bulldogs led by as many as eight at 16-8, but the visiting Mustangs rallied down the stretch to tie the set at 23-23.  The teams traded points until a kill by Alex Szalawiga and an ace serve by Kaylie Mellema secured the 29-27 win for Concordia. 

The Bulldogs again jumped out to an early lead in the fourth set.  Concordia led by as many as six early in the set at 11-5, but the Mustangs mounted another rally.  Morningside took the lead for good at 20-19, and the Bulldogs were unable to rally. 

Liz Sutherland had a match-high 18 kills to go along with four solo and three assisted blocks on the night to lead Morningside College.  Erin Downing also reached double figures in kills with 10.  Darcy Christensen totaled a match-high 29 digs, and Monica Iverson handed out 46 set assists for the Mustangs in the win. 

Alex Szalawiga had a double-double with 10 kills and 17 digs for Concordia on the night.  Chelsea Vaudt also had 10 kills, while Sloan Brandon added nine kills and 14 digs.  Amanda Kisker also pounded nine kills.  Kaylie Mellema and Alexa Hopping had 23 and 18 assists, respectively, for Concordia in the loss. 

Concordia travels to the Quality Inn Classic Tournament on September 10 and 11 in Hastings.  The Bulldogs face Black Hills State University and McPherson College on the 10th with contests against South Dakota School of Mines and Technology and Dakota State University scheduled for the 11th.

Chelsea Vaudt named to Bellevue Classic All-Tournament Team

Concordia University middle blocker Chelsea Vaudt has been named to the Bellevue University Labor Day Classic All-Tournament Team.  The senior led the way as the Bulldogs went 3-1 over the weekend. 

Vaudt pounded eight kills and added five aces as Concordia cruised past Haskell Indian Nation in the first game of the tournament.  She added seven kills, one solo block and three assisted blocks in Concordia’s loss to Baker University.  Vaudt had nine kills, four aces, one solo block and an assisted block in a 3-1 Concordia win over York College.  In the final match of the tournament, she had nine kills, six digs and three assisted blocks in Concordia’s come-from-behind 3-2 win over Tabor College. 

So far this season, Vaudt has a team-best 117 kills.  She also leads the team with 33 total blocks.  The Bulldogs are 7-4 overall and 0-1 in GPAC play so far this season.  Concordia takes part in the Hastings College Tournament this weekend.

Bulldogs split matches at Hastings College Tournament

10 SEP 2010

Concordia University went 1-1 in the opening day of the Hastings College Tournament on Friday.  The Bulldogs suffered a 3-1 loss to Black Hills State and then defeated McPherson College 3-2 in the second match of the day. 

Scores of the loss to Black Hills State were 25-22, 25-15, 22-25 and 25-20.  Chelsea Vaudt had 10 kills, three solo blocks and three assisted blocks to lead the way for Concordia in the loss to Black Hills State.  Sloan Brandon added nine kills and a team-high 12 digs, while Alex Szalawiga totaled eight kills and 10 digs in the match.  Kaylie Mellema had 23 set assists, and Alexa Hopping added 17 assists for the Bulldogs.

Concordia got off to a great start then had to hold on for the victory over McPherson College.  Scores of the match were 25-21, 25-21, 24-26, 25-27 and 15-13.  Chelsea Vaudt pounded 16 kills, and Amanda Kisker added 10 for the Bulldogs.  Ashlea Vaudt delivered eight kills, while Brandon added seven kills and eight digs.  Meghan Tinkham and Szalawiga added seven kills apiece, and Szalawiga finished with 18 digs.  Hopping and Mellema handed out 25 and 21 assists, respectively, for Concordia in the win.

The Bulldogs are 8-5 overall on the season and will conclude play in the Hastings Tournament with two more matches on Saturday. 

Bulldogs fall to SD School of Mines, top Dakota State in Hastings Tournament

11 SEP 2010

Concordia University went 1-1 in the final day of the Hastings College Tournament on Saturday.  The Bulldogs lost a tough match with South Dakota School of Mines by the score of 3-2 and responded to defeat Dakota State 3-0 on Saturday afternoon.  Concordia is 9-6 on the year.  

Scores of the loss to South Dakota School of Mines were 25-23, 20-25, 21-25, 25-23 and 15-10.  Amanda Kisker had a team-high 12 kills for the Bulldogs offensively.  Sloan Brandon added a double-double with 11 kills and 11 digs, while Marlee Denton and Chelsea Vaudt each added 10 kills.  Alex Szalawiga chipped in with nine kills and a team-best 13 digs.  Alexa Hopping had 24 set assists, and Kaylie Mellema had 20 assists for the Bulldogs in the loss. 

The Bulldogs cruised past Dakota State by the scores of 25-22, 25-23 and 25-15.  Brandon had another double-double with a team-high 11 kills and 11 digs to lead the way.  Chelsea Vaudt added eight kills, one solo block and four assisted blocks.  Szalawiga had five kills and nine digs, and Mellema had 12 set assists. 

Concordia returns to conference play on Wednesday evening at Midland Lutheran. 

Bulldogs come up short at Midland Lutheran

15 SEP 2010

Midland Lutheran College picked up a 3-1 GPAC volleyball win over Concordia on Wednesday evening in Fremont.  The Warriors improved to 9-7 overall and 1-1 in conference play with the win.  Concordia dropped to 9-7 overall on the year with the loss and remained winless in conference play at 0-2.  Scores of the match were 26-24, 20-25, 25-13 and 25-18. 

Katie Dettmer had a match-high 14 kills to lead the way for Midland.  Mackenzie Scheer and Katelyn Kerkman each added nine kills, and Halie Wewel delivered eight kills in a balanced Warrior attack.  Kelsey Abels had a match-high 12 digs.  Becca Gradoville handed out 21 assists, and Kaylie Heberly totaled 20 set assists on the night for Midland. 

Alex Szalawiga had a team-high 11 kills to go along with seven digs for Concordia.  Sloan Brandon and Amanda Kisker added 10 and nine kills, respectively, for the Bulldogs offensively.  Alexa Hopping had a match-high 23 set assists for Concordia. 

Concordia travels to Hastings College on September 22 for a 7:30 pm match against the Broncos. 

Bulldogs fall at Hastings College

22 SEP 2010

Hastings College cruised to a 3-1 volleyball win over Concordia on Wednesday evening in Hastings.  Scores were 25-9, 25-27, 25-17 and 25-17. 

Leah Dostal had a match-high 14 kills for the Broncos.  Shayna Schacher added 10 kills, while Kirsten Nickel and Kendra Schwein added nine kills apiece for Hastings. 

Alex Szalawiga had nine kills and 14 digs for Concordia.  Amanda Kisker also had nine kills, while Kaylie Mellema handed out 10 set assists for the Bulldogs in the loss.

No. 16 Doane College sweeps past Concordia

28 SEP 2010

Doane College cruised past Concordia 3-0 in GPAC volleyball on Tuesday evening in Seward.  Scores of the match were 25-18, 25-17 and 25-12. 

Ashley Axmann and Emily Max each pounded 12 kills to lead the way for a balanced Doane attack.  Terra Andreasen added nine kills, while Susan Rollman added six for the Tigers.  Nicole Skolnick had a match-high 16 digs, and Heather Davison handed out 42 set assists on the night. 

Amanda Kisker had a match-high 13 kills to lead the way for Concordia in a losing effort.  Sloan Brandon chipped in with seven kills.  Alexa Hopping and Kaylie Mellema each had 11 set assists, and Nico Ethofer had a team-high eight digs for the Bulldogs. 

Concordia hosts York College on Wednesday evening.  The game is scheduled for 7 pm at the Health, Human Performance and Athletic Center. 

Vaudt powers Bulldogs past York College, 3-1

29 SEP 2010

A balanced offensive attack led the Concordia University volleyball team to a 3-1 win over York College on Wednesday evening in Seward.  Scores of the match were 25-19, 22-25, 25-20 and 25-17.  The Bulldogs moved to 10-9 on the year with the win, while York College slipped to 8-11 with the loss. 

Chelsea Vaudt pounded 15 kills and added five solo and six assisted blocks on the night for Concordia in the victory.  Amanda Kisker also reached double figured in kills with 11 and added four assisted blocks.  Sloan Brandon chipped in with seven kills and led the way defensively with 22 digs, while Alex Szalawiga put down seven kills and added 13 digs in the Concordia win. 

“It feels good to get a win,” said Bulldog senior Alex Szalawiga.  “We needed to get this one, and we hope this will kick start things for a good rest of the week in practice.  We have talent on this team.  We need to keep playing with confidence and try to become more consistent.”  

The Bulldogs return to conference play on Saturday with a Homecoming match against No. 5 Northwestern College.  The Red Raiders are 21-0 overall on the year with a 5-0 record in GPAC play.  The junior varsity match is scheduled for 3 pm with varsity action to follow at 4:30 at the Health, Human Performance and Athletic Center.  It will be Bulldog Pride Day at the HHPAC.  Fans are encouraged to wear blue and white to help support the Bulldogs.

Northwestern College sweeps past Concordia

2 OCT 2010

Northwestern College, ranked No. 4 in the NAIA, swept Concordia 3-0 in GPAC volleyball on Saturday afternoon in Seward.  Scores of the match were 25-22, 25-21 and 25-16.  The Red Raiders improved to 22-0 overall and 6-0 in conference play with the win.  Concordia dropped to 10-10 overall and remained winless in conference play at 0-5.

Hillary Hanno had a match-high 12 kills to go along with six digs for the Raiders.  Bobbie Jean Rich added eight kills and nine digs, while Kaitlin Beaver handed out 29 set assists for Northwestern. 

Marlee Denton and Sloan Brandon each had five kills for Concordia.  Brandon also added a match-high 16 digs.  Chelsea Vaudt and Alex Szalawiga added four kills apiece, while Kaylie Mellema and Alexa Hopping each dished out 11 set assists for the Bulldogs. 

Concordia hosts Nebraska Wesleyan on October 6.  It will be Dig Pink Night at the Health, Human Performance and Athletic Center with matches scheduled for 6 and 7:30.

Nebraska Wesleyan powers past Concordia, 3-0

6 OCT 2010

Nebraska Wesleyan cruised to a 3-0 GPAC volleyball win over Concordia University on Wednesday evening in Seward.  Scores of the match were 25-12, 25-21 and 25-13.  The visiting Prairie Wolves moved to 16-2 overall on the season with a 5-1 mark in the GPAC with the win.  Concordia slipped to 10-11 on the season.  The Bulldogs are 0-6 in conference play. 

Concordia kept game one close in the early stages.  Nebraska Wesleyan used an 8-2 run down the stretch to pull away for the 25-12 win. 

The Bulldogs played much better in game two and held an 18-14 lead at one point.  However, Wesleyan quickly got back in the set and tied the score at 19-19.  The score was tied on two more occasions, but the Prairie Wolves scored the final four points of the set to take a commanding 2-0 lead. 

Nebraska Wesleyan jumped out to an early lead in the third game and didn’t look back.  NWU led 10-4 early on and continued to pour it on down the stretch. 

Laura Brammeier had a double-double with 11 kills and 17 digs to lead the way for NWU in the win.  Zoie Smetter delivered nine kills, while Kelsey Elman and Hannah Behrens added eight kills apiece for the Prairie Wolves.  Caitlin Anderson handed out 31 set assists on the evening. 

Chelsea Vaudt had 10 kills for the Bulldogs in the loss.  Alex Szalawiga added five kills.  Kaylie Mellema had 10 set assists, while Nico Ethofer and Sloan Brandon had 10 digs apiece. 

The Bulldogs travel to Dakota Wesleyan on Friday for a 7:30 pm contest against the Tigers.  Concordia then travels to Yankton on Saturday for a 3 pm matchup against Mount Marty College.

Conference struggles continue as Concordia falls at Dakota Wesleyan, 3-0

8 OCT 2010

Dakota Wesleyan earned a 3-0 GPAC volleyball win over Concordia University on Friday evening in Mitchell.  Scores of the match were 25-22, 28-26 and 25-22.  The Tigers moved to 8-14 overall and 3-5 in GPAC play with the win.  Concordia fell to 10-12 on the year overall and 0-7 in GPAC play with the loss. 

Ashley Kley pounded nine kills and added 13 digs to lead the way for DWU.  Andrea Johnson and Kimi Lueders added six kills apiece, while Brooke Warner notched a match-high 16 digs for the Tigers.  Carina Fesenmaier handed out 26 set assists for DWU in the win. 

Chelsea Vaudt had a match-high 10 kills for Concordia.  Sloan Brandon added eight kills and 12 digs.  Nico Ethofer totaled a team-high 13 digs, and Alex Szalawiga added 11 digs.  Alexa Hopping and Kaylie Mellema each had 16 set assists for the Bulldogs. 

Concordia travels to Mount Marty College on Saturday.

Concordia picks up first conference win with sweep of Mount Marty College

9 OCT 2010

Concordia University picked up its first conference win of the season with a 3-0 volleyball win over Mount Marty College on Saturday afternoon in Yankton.  The Bulldogs moved to 11-12 overall and 1-7 in the GPAC with the win.  Mount Marty dropped to 4-13 overall and remained winless in the GPAC at 0-9. 

Chelsea Vaudt and Ashlea Vaudt each pounded eight kills to lead a balanced Concordia hitting attack.  Sloan Brandon added seven kills and a team-high 11 digs, while Alex Szalawiga put down six kills and totaled 10 digs in the match.  Alexa Hopping had a match-high 19 set assists, and Kaylie Mellema handed out 12 assists for the Bulldogs. 

Maggie Goree had a match-high 11 kills for the Lancers.  Carlie Lambert and Kate Lingscheit added five kills apiece.  Kayla Ranek had a match-high 20 digs, and Tina Rowbotham had 15 set assists for Mount Marty. 

Concordia travels to Morningside College on October 12.  Matches are scheduled for 6 and 7:30 in Sioux City. 

Bulldogs fall at Morningside College, 3-0

12 OCT 2010

Morningside College picked up a decisive 3-0 GPAC volleyball win over Concordia University on Tuesday evening in Sioux City.  Scores were 25-13, 25-23 and 25-13.  The Mustangs improved to 14-10 overall and 5-5 in conference play with the victory.  Concordia dropped to 11-13 overall and 1-8 in conference play with the loss. 

Morningside finished with a .319 attack percentage compared to just .136 for Concordia.  Morningside was led by Kaeli Austin’s match-high 13 kills.  Liz Sutherland added eight kills and seven digs, and Erin Downing pounded seven kills.  Monica Iverson had 41 set assists on the evening for the Mustangs.

Sloan Brandon had a team-high eight kills for Concordia in the loss.  Chelsea Vaudt delivered six kills and added two solo and four assisted blocks on the night.  Alexa Hopping handed out 14 set assists, and three players had five digs defensively for the Bulldogs. 

Concordia hosts the University of Sioux Falls on October 16.  The junior varsity match is scheduled for 3 with the varsity match to follow at 4:30 at the Health, Human Performance and Athletic Center.

Sioux Falls overpowers Concordia in 3-0 sweep

16 OCT 2010

Sioux Falls swept Concordia 3-0 in GPAC volleyball action on Saturday afternoon in Seward.  Scores of the match were 25-16, 25-20 and 25-21.  The Cougars improved to 18-14 overall and 6-4 in the GPAC with the win.  Concordia dropped its second straight match to fall to 11-14 overall and 1-9 in the GPAC. 

Concordia hit just .138 in the match compared to .248 for the visiting Cougars.  USF was led by Amber Nieuwsma’s eight kills.  Nieuwsma also added 12 set assists and seven digs.  Kaprice Glover put down seven kills, while Danielle Roers and Sarah Kohler chipped in with six kills apiece.  Rachel Heeney had a match-high 15 digs, and Samantha Haffke handed out 16 assists for Sioux Falls. 

Sloan Brandon had a match-high nine kills to lead the way for Concordia.  Brandon also added 10 digs in the match.  Amanda Kisker and Chelsea Vaudt added eight and seven kills, respectively, for the Bulldogs.  Nico Ethofer had a team-high 11 digs, and Alexa Hopping had 18 set assists for Concordia. 

Concordia hosts Midland Lutheran on October 19 at the Health, Human Performance and Athletic Center

Balanced attack leads Midland University past Concordia, 3-1

19 OCT 2010

Concordia University dropped to 11-15 overall and 1-10 in GPAC play with a 3-1 volleyball loss to Midland University on Tuesday evening in Seward.  Scores of the match were 25-19, 21-25, 25-17 and 25-23.  It was the third straight loss for the Bulldogs.  Midland University improved to 11-15 overall and 3-9 in GPAC play with the win.

Concordia took an early 5-2 lead in game one.  However, Midland quickly responded to take a 7-5 lead.  The Bulldogs wouldn’t lead again, and the visiting Warriors scored five of the final six points to take the game 25-19. 

Game two went back and forth early on.  Concordia led by as many as four at 14-10, but Midland rallied to tie the game at 20-20.  A kill by Alex Szalawiga and a big block by Szalawiga and Ashlea Vaudt helped push Concordia to a 23-20 lead, and a kill by Amanda Kisker gave the Bulldogs the 25-21 win to tie the match. 

Midland jumped out to a big lead early in the game three and never looked back.  The Warriors led 10-3 early on.  Concordia rallied to pull within three at 19-16, but Midland used a 6-1 run to take the 25-17 win. 

The Bulldogs built an early lead in the fourth game but were unable to hold it.  Down the stretch, Concordia lead multiple times at 22-19 and 23-21.  But the Warriors tied the match at 23-23, and a big block by the Midland defense gave the Warriors a 24-23 lead.  Halie Wewel pouned her ninth kill of the game to secure the 25-23 win for Midland. 

The Warriors hit .147 for the match compared to just .074 for the Bulldogs.  Katie Dettmer pounded a team-high 12 kills to pace Midland University offensively.  Wewel had the nine kills to go along with one solo and five assisted blocks.  Mackenzie Scheef and Megan Hoesing chipped in with seven kills apiece, while Kaylie Heberly and Jill Swartz combined for 37 set assists for the Warriors. 

Chelsea Vaudt had a match-high 14 kills for Concordia.  Sloan Brandon added a double-double of 10 kills and 11 digs.  Szalawiga finished with seven kills and 15 digs, while Nico Ethofer had a match-high 18 digs for Concordia defensively.  Alexa Hopping had 20 set assists, and Kaylie Mellema handed out 12 assists for the Bulldogs. 

Concordia travels to Nebraska Wesleyan on October 23.  The JV match is scheduled for 3 pm with the varsity match to follow at 4:30 in Lincoln.  

Bulldogs drop fourth straight with 3-0 loss at Nebraska Wesleyan

23 OCT 2010

Nebraska Wesleyan swept past Concordia 3-0 in GPAC volleyball on Saturday afternoon in Lincoln.  Scores of the match were 25-23, 25-22 and 25-15.  The Prairie Wolves improved to 22-3 overall and 11-2 in conference play with the win.  Concordia dropped its fourth straight to fall to 11-16 overall and 1-11 in conference play. 

Kelsey Elman had 11 kills to lead the way for the Prairie Wolves.  Hannah Behrens added nine kills, and Allee Kuska had eight.  Caitlin Anderson handed out 30 set assists, and Erika Goldsmith had a match-high 21 digs for Nebraska Wesleyan. 

Sloan Brandon had a match-high 12 kills and added nine digs to lead the way for Concordia.  Alex Szalawiga added a double-double with 11 kills and a team-high 15 digs, while Alexa Hopping totaled 16 set assists and 10 digs for the Bulldogs. 

Concordia travels to Dordt College on October 25. 

Concordia falls at Dordt College, 3-0

25 OCT 2010

Dordt College cruised to an easy 3-0 GPAC volleyball win over Concordia on Monday evening in Sioux Center.  Scores of the match were 25-10, 25-11 and 25-19.  The host Defenders moved to 29-5 overall with a 10-3 record in the GPAC with the win.  The struggles continued for the Bulldogs, who dropped their fifth straight to fall to 11-17 overall and 1-12 in conference play. 

Dordt dominated the match, finishing with a .347 attack percentage compared to just .042 for Concordia.  Kendra Potgeter had a match-high 11 kills and added six assisted blocks on the night for the Defenders.  Danae Geels added 10 kills, while Dorinda Hibma had a match-high 12 digs defensively.  Jessica DeStigter totaled 15 set assists, and Bekah Posthuma handed out 11 assists for the Defenders in the victory. 

Chelsea Vaudt had a team-high nine kills for Concordia.  Marlee Denton chipped in with five kills, while Ashlea Vaudt added four kills on the night.  Alex Szalawiga finished with nine digs to lead the team.  Nico Ethofer added eight digs, and Kaylie Mellema had seven set assists for the Bulldogs. 

Concordia hosts Hastings College on Wednesday evening.  The junior varsity match is scheduled for 6 pm with the varsity match to follow at the Health, Human Performance and Athletic Center.

Losing streak hits six as Hastings College sweeps past Concordia

27 OCT 2010

Concordia University dropped to 11-18 overall and 1-13 in GPAC play with a 3-0 loss to Hastings College on Wednesday evening in Seward.  Scores of the match were 25-11, 25-20 and 25-13.  The visiting Broncos improved to 19-13 overall and 9-6 in conference play with the win. 

Kendra Schwein had a match-high 10 kills to lead the way for Hastings College.  Leah Dostal added six kills, and Kelsey Wells delivered five on the night.  Carissa Kinne and Liz Hervert had 12 and 11 digs, respectively, to lead the way defensively, while Lyndi Rouzee had 15 set assists for the Broncos. 

Concordia was led by Sloan Brandon’s six kills.  The Bulldogs finished with a .067 attack percentage on the night.  Chelsea Vaudt added five kills, and Alexa Hopping handed out nine set assists.  Nico Ethofer had a team-high eight digs for Concordia defensively. 

The Bulldogs host Briar Cliff University on Saturday.  Matches are scheduled for 3 and 4:30 on Senior Day at the Health, Human Performance and Athletic Center.

Briar Cliff spoils Senior Day with 3-0 sweep of Concordia

31 OCT 2010

Briar Cliff University spoiled Concordia’s senior day with a 3-0 volleyball win over the Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon in Seward.  Scores of the match were 25-23, 25-23 and 26-24.  The Chargers moved to 19-13 overall and 7-8 in GPAC play with the win.  Concordia slipped to 11-19 overall and 1-14 in conference play with the loss. 

Chelsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mont.) had 10 kills to lead the way for the Bulldogs.  Alex Szalawiga (Olathe, Kan.) added nine kills and eight digs.  Sloan Brandon (Carrollton, Texas) totaled 17 digs, and Nico Ethofer (Omaha, Neb.) finished with 10 digs in the match.  Alexa Hopping (Sutherland, Neb.) handed out 19 assists, while Kaylie Mellema (Axtell, Neb.) had 11 assists for the Bulldogs. 

Concordia travels to Doane College to conclude conference play on November 3.  Matches are scheduled for 6 and 7:30 in Crete.

Doane College sweeps past Concordia

3 NOV 2010

Doane College made quick work of Concordia University with a 3-0 GPAC volleyball sweep on Wednesday evening in Crete.  Scores of the match were 25-14, 25-19 and 25-17. 

It was the final regular season game for each team.  The Tigers improved to 23-5 overall and 14-2 in the GPAC with the win.  Concordia lost its eighth straight match to fall to 11-20 overall and 1-15 in GPAC play.

Sloan Brandon had six kills to lead the way offensively for Concordia.  Chelsea Vaudt and Alex Szalawiga added five kills apiece, while Ashlea Vaudt added four kills.  Nico Ethofer had a match-high 11 digs, and Alexa Hopping handed out a team-high 11 assists for the Bulldogs. 

Ashley Axmann and Emily Max each pounded 11 kills to lead Doane.  Terra Andreasen and Susan Rollman added nine kills apiece for a balanced Doane attack.  Heather Davison had 35 set assists for the Tigers in the win.   

The Bulldogs begin GPAC Tournament play on November 6.  Concordia travels to Morningside College for a 7:30 pm match against the Mustangs

Concordia falls in opening round of GPAC Tournament, 3-0

6 NOV 2010

Morningside College earned a 3-0 volleyball sweep over Concordia in the opening round of the GPAC Tournament on Saturday evening in Sioux City.  Scores were 25-19, 25-19 and 25-23.  The Mustangs improved to 17-15 on the year with the win.  Concordia ended its season at 11-21.  Concordia dropped its final nine matches of the season. 

Liz Sutherland had a match-high 11 kills to pace Morningside offensively.  Riley Callan added 10 kills on the night, and Monica Iverson had 30 set assists.  Darcy Christensen had a team-high eight digs for the Mustangs defensively. 

Amanda Kisker (Lincoln, Neb.) finished with a team-high nine kills for Concordia.  Sloan Brandon (Carrollton, Texas) had eight kills and a team-best 11 digs, while Chelsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mont.) also delivered eight kills on the night.  Kaylie Mellema (Axtell, Neb.) and Alexa Hopping (Sutherland, Neb.) had 15 and 14 assists, respectively, for the Bulldogs.

Vaudt, Brandon, Hopping earn GPAC recognition

The 2010 Great Plains Athletic Conference Volleyball honors were released on Wednesday.  The GPAC All-Conference teams were selected by the league coaches.  Concordia’s Chelsea Vaudt is a Second Team selection, while Sloan Brandon and Alexa Hopping are Honorable Mention selections. 

Vaudt (Kalispell, Mont.), led Concordia with 292 kills (2.56 per set) and 113 blocks (.99 per set).  Vaudt was sixth in the conference in hitting percentage (.313) and 14th in kills.  Chelsea finished with 799 kills and 363 blocks during her Bulldog career. 

Brandon (Carrollton, Texas) had a strong sophomore season for the Bulldogs.  She was first on the team with 325 digs (2.85 per set), first in aces (42) and second in kills with 229 (2.01 per set). 

Hopping (Sutherland, Neb.) handed out a team-best 547 set assists in her first year with the Bulldogs.  She was fourth on the team with 162 digs and added 27 ace serves on the year. 

Concordia was 11-21 overall and 1-15 in GPAC play during the 2010 season.

Concordia places four on NAIA volleyball scholar-athlete list

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) has announced that a total of 387 volleyball players have been named 2010 Daktronics-NAIA Volleyball Scholar-Athletes.  Concordia placed four on this year’s list.  Seniors Chelsea Vaudt and Alex Szalawiga, and juniors Ashlea Vaudt and Kaylie Mellema all received the honor. 

Chelsea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mont.) started all 32 matches in the 2010 season and led the team with 292 kills and 113 total blocks.  Vaudt also added 17 ace serves and 32 digs and earned Second Team All-GPAC honors for her efforts.  This is Vaudt’s second Daktronics-NAIA Scholar-Athlete award.

Szalawiga (Olathe, Kan.) started all 32 matches for Concordia in her senior season, finishing fourth on the team with 205 kills and second on the team with 319 digs.  She also added 21 set assists, 20 ace serves and 36 total blocks for the Bulldogs in 2010.

Ashlea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mont.) appeared in 28 matches for the Bulldogs in her junior season.  She finished fifth on the team with 126 kills and was third on the team with 48 total blocks.  Vaudt also added 24 digs on the year.

Mellema (Axtell, Neb.) appeared in all 32 matches in her junior season.  She totaled 428 set assists and was second on the team with 32 ace serves.  Mellema also finished fifth on the team with 147 digs.   

Nominated by each institution's head coach, a student-athlete must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and have achieved junior academic status to qualify. 

Concordia finished the 2010 season with a record of 11-21.

Brandon and Vaudt recognized by Omaha World Herald

Concordia’s Sloan Brandon and Chelsea Vaudt were honorable mention selections on the 2010 Omaha World Herald All-Nebraska NAIA volleyball team.  The team was announced on Christmas Day. 

Brandon (Carrollton, Texas) led the team this past season with 325 digs (2.85 per set).  She was also first in aces (42) and second in kills with 229 (2.01 per set).

Vaudt (Kalispell, Mont.), led Concordia with 292 kills (2.56 per set) and 113 blocks (.99 per set).  She was sixth in the conference in hitting percentage (.313) and 14th in kills.  Vaudt finished with 799 kills and 363 blocks during her Bulldog career.

Concordia was 11-22 overall and 1-15 in GPAC play in 2010.