The struggling Lady Argos are looking to break their three game loosing streak at home against Concordia University.
This game was dedicated to support Breast Cancer Awareness so everyone attendance was advised to wear pink. Every athlete on each team participated and had some type of pink in their wardrobe, whether it was their hairband, shoe laces, or jerseys. It was a great turnout and a lot of people came and supported. The Argos staff let a bunch of young girls be in charge of handing the players the ball when they are about to serve. All of the girls and their families were dressed in pink to support.
It started off rough for Notre Dame De Namur at tip off trailing Concordia 12-2 in the first. Dominique Tarrant tried to lead the Argos back into the game with three consecutive kills to cut the deficit. Rachel Flynn of Concordia responds back with four kills of her own helping her team win the first set 25-0.
Before the game Junior Carina Qunitero of the Argos, said “One of the keys for us to win tonight is that we can’t put our heads down when we start trailing early.”
` In the beginning of the second set the Argos got off to another slow start. The size of the Eagles seemed to affect Notre Dame limiting their amount of kills. With the game not even close in the second Concordia wins the set 25-1.
In the third set, Notre Dame refused to go away so easily and took an early lead 10-2. Sophomore Bianca Alvarez, who played well in the third executing six kills said “I told the team we can’t give up we still have a chance to win this game.” The Argos went ahead to take the set 25-18.
The Argos started the fourth very strong and looked like they were going to force a fifth set. But Concordia pulled off a comeback after being down 19-15. The Eagles scored seven straight point to tie the game up at 22-22. After failing to score the Argos were defeated 25-23. Junior Sophi Lorenzo, says “This was a very tough loss but we can’t dwell on it because now we need to focus on the next game.”
The Argos are back in action tomorrow night looking to end their loosing against the Point Loma Sea Lions.