Park def. Dordt 3-0 (25-15, 25-20, 25-16)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt lost a league match to Park on Saturday afternoon in Parkville, Missouri by a 3-0 score in men’s volleyball.
Dordt took an early lead in set one at 7-5 after a service error but the Pirates scored the next four points to take the lead for good. A Tristan Sanchez kill stopped the run for a 9-8 difference but the hosts score three of the next four and were in front by at least three the rest of the set before winning 25-15.
Dordt kept set two close and trailed 14-12 before back to back points extended the lead to four. The Defender would get as close as 20-18 after a block by Brandon Vaags and Tyler Postma but the hosts went on to win the set 25-20.
Set three was similar to the first where Dordt was within 13-11 but back to back points put Park up 15-11 and Dordt was never closer than three the rest of the set and fell 25-16.
Park had a .437 kill efficiency to Dordt’s .160.
Park had a 5-1 ace serve edge and scored eight points on blocks to three for the Defenders.
Garret Vander Zee had nine kills and five digs.
Ben Tiemersma had eight kills.
Shavon Barker recorded five kills and had a block assist.
Tyler Postma put up 21 assists and had four digs.
Andrea Maggio and Felipe Guirau had 12 and 11 kills each and Maggio had four service aces.
Luciano Bucci recorded 44 assists with one service ace.
COACH CHAD HANSON SAID
“Against a very fluid and powerful Park team we struggled to find consistency in many different areas on the court. We also discovered some important developmental areas that we will work on in the practice days to start this week after a great day of rest and worship tomorrow.”