WHERE AND WHEN…
Dordt will travel to Morningside on Wednesday, February 13 at 7:00 in Sioux City, Iowa. The match counts towards the American Midwest/Great Plains/Kansas standings. Results will be posted to www.dordt.edu/athletics and https://twitter.com/dcathletics and also at https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders .
The Mustangs are 1-9 this season and 0-3 in the American Midwest/Great Plains/Kansas Conference. The win for the Mustangs is over Cumberland (Tennessee). Since that 3-2 win the Mustangs have lost seven matches in a row.
Morningside is averaging 9.41 kills per set with a .167 kill efficiency while opponents are averaging 12.26 kills and have a .289 kill efficiency. Morningside has allowed 87 ace serves in 10 matches and have been credited with 43. The Mustangs also get 1.22 points per set on blocks.
Jackson Presha has 2.71 kills per set with a .154 kill efficiency while Ryan Coyle is good for 2.32 kills. Jimmy Aschenbrenner puts down 1.85 kills per outing and Tommy Looper is at 1.26 kills per set. Caden Toben lofts 7.68 assists per set and Coyle is the team leader in ace serves with 13 and Aschenbrenner has 12.
The Defenders are 3-5 this season and stand 1-3 in league play and are riding a three match winning streak with wins over Lindenwood-Belleville, Maranatha Baptist and Viterbo.
Dordt is averaging 9.54 kills per set while allowing 11.88. Dordt has a .179 kill efficiency while opponents are at .219. Dordt has 18 service aces and the Defenders get 1.69 points per set on blocks.
Ben Tiemersma averages 3.69 kills per set and has a kill efficiency of .258. Garret Vander Zee’s kill average is 2.50 and Shavon Barker’s kill average is 1.23. Tyler Postma is averaging 7.85 assists per set and he gets to 1.58 digs while Austen Scammon is the team leader in digs with a 3.08 average. Tristan Sanchez leads the Defenders in ace serves with five and Tyler Postma, Garrett Vander Zee and Levi Ewald all have three service aces.
Dordt and Morningside played twice last season with each team winning 3-0 on the road. Dordt’s win came on April 3 as Ben Tiemersma put down 16 kills in the sweep while Alex Durbin added 12. Tyler Postma put up 32 assists as Dordt won 25-13, 25-23, 25-18. Toben put up 22 assists in the loss for Morningside and Presha had six kills.
Dordt was scheduled to face Grand View on Saturday, February 16 but that match has been cancelled. The Defenders will host Briar Cliff on Tuesday, February 19 in their next action.
AMC/GPAC/KCAC…(February 13, 2019)
Missouri Baptist 4-0/12-0
Briar Cliff 2-1/4-4