Dordt def. Doane 3-0 (25-23, 25-11, 25-19)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders fought back from an early deficit in set one to sneak out a win and then rolled to wins in sets two and three in GPAC volleyball on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center.
Dordt’s start was slow as the Defenders dug themselves into a 5-1 hole. The Defenders tried to rally but kept coming up short until they finally took the lead at 18-17 on a block by Brenna Krommendyk and Corrina Timmermans. Ties followed at 18, 20, 21 and 22 before back to back points on a Jessi De Jager kill and a Doane attack error. A service error allowed Doane to get within 24-23 but De Jager finished the set with a kill.
Set two was all Dordt as the host got out to a 10-4 lead and the lead was never less than four on the way to a 25-11 win. Dordt then pulled away from a 8-7 edge to lead 14-9. The Defenders got to set point 24-16 on a Jori Bronner kill but Dordt didn’t score the winning point until Karsyn Winterfeld put a kill down to make the final 25-19.
Dordt had a 47-30 kills advantage and hit for a .345 kill efficiency.
Dordt also had a 6-3 points on blocks advantage while registering three ace serves.
Jessi De Jager led Dordt’s balanced attack with 10 kills and a .667 kill efficiency.
Karsyn Winterfeld and Brenna Krommendyk each had nine kills and Krommendyk had four block assists while Winterfeld had 12 digs to share match honors with Hannah Connelly in the digs category.
Jori Bronner had eight kills and Allison Timmermans contributed six.
Megan Raszler put up 20 assists and Corina Beimers had 15.
Dordt is 8-5 overall and 7-5 in the GPAC. Doane falls to 1-7 in the league and 3-7 overall.
COACH HANSON SAID
“Getting a second win on this weekend where we recognized our three seniors and one manager was a really special experience. After a slow start in the first set we finished with more exciting play and focus. We will need this focus in the coming week with three road matches.”
Dordt will travel to Sioux City to face Briar Cliff on Tuesday, October 20. The match is the first of three in a row on the road as Dordt travels to face Mount Marty on Friday, October 23 and the College of Saint Mary in one week.