Concordia University went 1-1 in the final day of the Rumpke Invitational Volleyball Tournament in Georgetown, Ky. The Bulldogs picked up a 3-1 win over Union College (Ky.) and suffered a 3-0 loss to Grace College (Ind.). Concordia is now 5-9 on the year.
Scores of the win over Union were 25-18, 28-26, 15-25 and 25-18. Amanda Kisker (Lincoln, Neb.) had another double-double with 11 kills and 15 digs to lead the way. Kaylie Mellema (Axtell, Neb.) and Amanda Abbott (Temecula, Calif.) each delivered nine kills. Marlee Denton (Fremont, Neb.) added seven kills for a balanced Bulldog attack. Angela Bruhn (Creston, Neb.) and Allie Kenning (Hebron, Neb.) added 13 and 12 digs, respectively, to chip in for the Bulldogs defensively. Mariah Schamp (Arvada, Colo.) added eight assisted blocks, while Ashlea Vaudt (Kalispell, Mont.) had six assisted blocks. Alexa Hopping (Sutherland, Neb.) totaled 25 set assists in the Bulldog win.
Grace College, who is receiving votes in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll, dominated Concordia in the final match of the day. Scores were 25-15, 25-13 and 25-16. Abbott finished with a team-high four kills, and Hopping handed out eight assists. Kennings totaled a team-best eight digs for the Bulldogs in the loss.
Concordia travels to Doane College on September 14.