MOORHEAD – The Minnesota Morris volleyball team (9-10) picked up a victory over Concordia (5-13) in four sets (25-14, 18-25, 25-23, 25-15) Tuesday night.

The Cougars cruised to a 25-14 first set victory over the Cobbers. Midway through the first set, UMN Morris used a 9-1 run to take a 15-5 lead over Concordia en route to the opening set win.

The Cobbers evened up the match at one set apiece with a 25-18 victory in set two. After the Cougars got within one point at 16-15, the Cobbers went on a 9-3 run to take set two.

Trailing 16-13 in the third set, the Cougars battled back to take a 21-20 lead over the Cobbers. Concordia then took a 23-22 lead before UMN Morris tallied three-straight points to secure set three.

The fourth set saw the Cougars jump out to a 14-6 lead en route to a 25-15 victory in set four to secure the 3-1 match victory.

Freshman Kennedy Geller led both teams with seven blocks, Morgan Miller led both teams in kills with 15, while Mia Frick tallied 13 kills.

Allison Yang tied a career-best three aces to lead both teams, Layne Herrmann recorded a game-high 43 assists, Tori Everson and Alyssa Ukestad led the Cougars with 16 digs apiece.

The Cougars are back in action at Bethany Lutheran on Saturday, Oct. 12, at 3 p.m. in Mankato, Minnesota.


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