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Midland Volleyball drops home contest to Concordia | KRVN Radio

Midland Volleyball drops home contest to Concordia

Midland Volleyball drops home contest to Concordia

FREMONT, Neb. – Midland University’s struggles on the volleyball court continued on Saturday afternoon as they fell to Concordia University if four sets (25-21, 25-23, 25-13, 25-17). The Warriors have dropped three straight matches in the Great Plains Athletic Conference, their longest such streak since they dropped three in a row during the 2017 season.

“This was a disappointing loss because it was self-inflicted,” stated head coach Pau Giesselmann. “We are just making way too many errors in every phase of the game, both mentally and physically. Until we do a better job and eliminate those unforced errors it doesn’t matter who is on the other side of the net. It is all about us right now and Monday at practice will get better.”

After dropping the first two sets to the Bulldogs, Midland looked dominant in the third. They hit .318 in the third after hitting .045 and .071 in the first and second. However that momentum wouldn’t last as Concordia regained their edge and took the fourth easily to close out the match.

Shelby Bretschneider was the lone player for Midland with double-digit kills with 12. She hit .250, tied for the highest among players with at least 10 attempts, along with Sydney Morehouse.

Defensively the Warriors did have a productive game with their block. They combined for 13 blocks with seven players getting in on at least one block. Maggie Hiatt got a hand on seven to lead the way.

In the back row it was Brooke Fredrickson and Taliyah Flores leading the way. Fredrickson had 18 to lead the team while Flores was two behind her with 16.

Hope Leimbach and Bree Burtwistle led the way in assists with 24 and 21 set assists respectively.

Midland (13-6, 5-3 GPAC) will look to break their losing streak this coming Wednesday as they travel west to take on Hastings (8-9, 3-4 GPAC). The two teams will meet ob the court inside Lynn Farrell Arena at 7:30 p.m. in Hastings, Nebraska.

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