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Volleyball Hosts Briar Cliff Tonight

Posted: February 19th, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Volleyball

WHERE AND WHEN…

Dordt will host Briar Cliff in American Midwest/Great Plains/Kansas play on Tuesday night, February 18. The match will begin at 7:00. Results will be posted to www.dordt.edu/athletics and https://twitter.com/dcathletics and also at https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders .  Video of the competitions will be available at https://livestream.com/dordtcollegewebcast/volleyball

THE OPPONENT…

Briar Cliff is 4-4 this season and 2-1 in league play. The Chargers have wins over Morningside, Cumberland (Tennessee), Mount Mercy and Lindenwood-Belleville.

The Chargers have not won back to back matches this season and have not lost back to back matches either this season.

The Chargers are averaging 11.07 kills per set with a .195 kill efficiency and the Chargers have 28 ace serves this year while opponents have 20 against them.

Daniel Borsi has a 2.39 kills per set average with a .142 kill efficiency and Brandon Oswald is good for 2.24 kills and a .168 kill efficiency. Julien Dumas adds 2.10 kills and has a team high eight ace serves. Enrique Barajas has a 7.03 assists per set average and also gets to 1.86 digs per outing. Noah Marasco-Ayau leads the team with a 2.59 digs per outing average.

Noah Marasco-Ayau handles 2.88 digs per set and the Chargers are averaging 11.29 digs per set and 2.06 points per set on blocks.

THE DEFENDERS…

The Defenders are 3-6 this season and stand 1-4 in the league.

Ben Tiemersma is averaging 3.83 kills per set with a .256 kill efficiency and he has five solo and nine assisted blocks. Garrett Vander Zee has a 2.57 kills per set average and he gets to 1.47 digs  per set. Shavon Barker’s kill average is 1.27 and he has 18 assisted blocks. Tyler Postma averages eight assists per set and has four solo and 23 assisted blocks and he averages 1.67 digs per outing. Austen Scammon leads the team with 3.0 digs per set.

Dordt averaged 9.80 kills per set and allow 12.57.  Dordt gets 1.77 points per set on blocks and allow 1.63. Teams have 45 ace serves against the Defenders and Dordt has 21 this season.

NEXT…

Dordt is scheduled to go to Briar Cliff on Wednesday, February 27 in a 7:00 match.

HISTORY…

The Defenders lost to Briar Cliff three times last season with the final match being decided on April 6 in post season play.  Briar Cliff won that match 25-12, 25-16, 25-16. Peyton Schirman had 12 kills in that match for Briar Cliff and Ewart recorded 14 assists and Marasco-Ayau got to 12 digs for the Chargers.  Tiemersma led the Defenders with eight kills and Alex Durbin recorded seven. Postma put up 22 assists and Mark Schussler had eight digs.

AMC/GPAC/KCAC…(February 18, 2019)

Missouri Baptist 5-0/13-0

Briar Cliff 2-1/4-4

Ottawa 1-0/5-3

Morningside 1-3/2-9

Lindenwood-Belleville 1-3/3-7

Dordt 1-4/3-6