Cal State San Bernardino nemesis wins again

The Cal State San Bernardino volleyball team hasn’t been able to stop the juggernaut that is Concordia-St. Paul volleyball. But then again, no one else has been able to do it either.

Concordia-St. Paul, the team that ended the Coyotes season the previous four years, won a sixth straight national title today, defeating Tampa, Fla. 3-2 (27-29, 17-25, 25-23, 25-23, 16-14) at the University of West Florida in Pensacola.

Concordia rallied from a two-game deficit and was down by three points in the decisive game.

The Bears ended the season 33-4. The scarey thing – they have just three seniors, only two of whom play considerable minutes.

On a side note, the championship match drew just 503 spectators. That’s pretty lame for a championship match. Having it a neutral site probably wasn’t the best idea because there was no home crowd for any of the eight teams. Pensacola is hardly right up the road from Tampa.

In retrospect, the championship match between Concordia and Cal State last year at Coussoulis Arena drew 2,879.  So the Inland Empire will support quality athletic events.