NEWARK, Del. – The Wilmington University volleyball team downed Concordia 3-0 Saturday afternoon in a cross-division Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference matchup at the WU Athletics Complex for Senior Day.
Set scores for the Wildcats were 25-19, 25-20, and 25-16.
The Wildcats (18-11, 12-5 CACC) out-hit the Clippers (1-20, 1-16 CACC) 44-25 in the match to help them cruise to the 3-0 victory.
The Clippers got out-front in the first set, 6-2, before the Wildcats tied it up at 6-6 on a Mandy Behiels kill. WilmU would slowly chip away forcing Concordia to take two timeouts after a Rebecca Rawlinson service ace gave Wilmington a 21-13 lead. Concordia held on for a moment, but the Wildcats would take the set, 25-19.
It was a 7-7 game in the second set until Mandy Behiels' kill off the Clippers block started a 7-0 run for the Wildcats. As Wilmington tried to increase their lead, Concordia slowly came back, saving four set points before Rebecca Rawlinson got the kill to end the set, 25-20. The Wildcats had a .394 hitting percentage with 15 kills in the second set.
WilmU started the third set leading, 5-1, before the Clippers came within one to make it a 5-4 game. A Jill Braunsberg cross-court kill would start a 4-0 run for the Wildcats to slowly break-away from the Clippers. The Wildcats jumped out to a 20-10 lead for their biggest lead of the match, thanks to a Genevieve Hughes' ace. Wilmington would go on to take the third and final set, 25-16.
The Wildcats out-hit the Clippers with a .238 hitting percentage to Concordia's .093. WilmU also out-blocked their opponent, 7-3.
Up next, the Wildcats travel to Adelphi for their final nonconference matchup of the year on Monday night. First whistle is set for 7:00 p.m.