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THURSDAY COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL/Passing helps three front-line players reach double digits in kills as Seattle Pacific

Concordia 3, SEATTLE PACIFIC 1

25-23, 25-17, 21-25, 25-23CONCORDIA VOLLEYBALL

The Concordia Cavaliers opened Great Northwest Athletic Conference play with a victory in Seattle on Thursday.

Concordia (6-2 overall) got a season high-tying 13 kills on .462 hitting, along with seven blocks, from Colby Barnette. Lindsey Dorsey (14 kills, 12 digs) and newcomer Livia Strandberg from Roosevelt High and Clark College added 10 kills. Dorsey has been in double digits in kills and digs five times this year.

Simon Fraser fell to 5-4, 0-1.

Concordia coach Melanie Hambleton gave credit to her team's passing as well as the efforts of Barnette and Tori Johnson (.eight kills, .353) in the middle.

"We had a great night hitting the ball, but that's because our ball control was so good," Hambleton said.

The Cavs finshed at .237 on the attack, with Michele Brown dishing out 49 of the team's 54 assists.

The Falcons hit .158.

Concordia plays at Saint Martin's in Lacey, Washington, at 7 p.m. Saturday in another GNAC match.

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