WHERE AND WHEN…
Dordt will continue the 2019 season on Wednesday, September 11 and will host Northwestern in junior varsity and varsity action. The evening begins at 6:00 and the varsity match is scheduled to start at 7:30. Results will be posted to www.dordt.edu/athletics and https://twitter.com/dordtdefenders and also at https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders . Live coverage of the event will be on www.livestream.dordtwebcast/volleyball and on KDCR 88.5 FM.
Defender fans are encouraged to wear yellow/gold tonight for the match.
The Northwestern Red Raiders are 12-0 this season and 1-0 in the GPAC with a conference win over Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, South Dakota. Northwestern won another four matches last weekend at a classic hosted by Viterbo in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.
Anna Wedel leads the team with a 3.79 kill per set average and a .293 kill efficiency. Makenzie Fink is putting down 2.93 kills per set with a .309 kill efficiency and AJ Kacmarynski adds 2.65 kills and Bekah Horstman is at 2.19. Lacey Wacker is averaging 11.77 assists per set and Emily Strasser leads the team with 4.19 digs per set and she tops the team with 22 ace serves.
Northwestern is averaging 14 kills per set with a .300 kill efficiency. Teams get 9.67 kills against the Red Raiders and Northwestern also has an 89-40 ace serves advantage. Kyle Van Den Bosch’s team generates 2.09 points per set on blocks.
Dordt is 8-4 this season with its losses coming to Corban (Oregon), Rocky Mountain (Montana), Jamestown and Park (Missouri). The Defenders have an 0-1 GPAC record after losing to Jamestown on the road last week.
Dordt has a 14.04 kills per set average with a .242 kill efficiency. Dordt is averaging 2.29 points per set on blocks and has a 66-49 service ace advantage. Dordt gets to 15.17 digs per outing and limit opponents to 10.76 kills per set and a .155 kill efficiency.
The Defenders are led at the net by Corrina Timmermans with a 2.65 kills per set average and she has a .248 kill efficiency. Ally Krommendyk is at 2.39 kills with a .362 kill efficiency and Jessi De Jager is at 2.43 with a .370 efficiency. Karsyn Winterfeld and Jori Bronner are at 2.43 and 2.11 kills per set and Winterfeld also gets to 2.50 digs and she has a team high 18 service aces. Hannah Connelly gets 4.48 digs per outing and Bousema 2.70. Megan Raszler and Emily Feilmeier average 6.65 and 5.2 assists per outing respectively.
Northwestern was a 25-18, 25-20, 25-20 winner over Viterbo on Saturday in Lacrosse behind 11 kills by Fink and 10 from Wedel. Wacker put up 31 assists and Strasser had two ace serves and 14 digs. Northwestern had a .290 kill efficiency in the match while Viterbo got to .080.
Dordt’s last action was on Saturday, September 7 against no. 1 ranked Park and the Pirates prevailed in that match 3-1 (25-22, 25-19. 20-25, 25-16). Dordt got 16 kills from Timmermans and 10 by De Jager with 18 assists each by Raszler and Feilmeier. Connelly had 23 digs and Winterfeld 18. The Defenders had 16 points on blocks in the match.
The two teams played three times last year with Dordt winning the regular season meetings 3-1 and 3-2. On November 10 the teams played in the GPAC finals and Dordt won 25-19, 25-18, 25-21. Ema Altena and Leah Kamp had nine kills for the Defenders. Northwestern was paced by Lauryn Hilger’s nine and Emily Van Ginkel also had nine and Wacker put up 29 assists.
WHERE WE GO FROM HERE….
Northwestern will play Mount Marty at home on September 14 in its next home match and will travel to Briar Cliff for a midweek match on September 18.
Dordt is at home on Saturday, September 14 against Briar Cliff with a 3:30 JV start and a 5:00 varsity first serve. The Defenders will then be off a full week before traveling to Mount Marty on September 21.
Three GPAC teams are in the top-14 of the Women’s Volleyball Coaches’ Preseason Poll.
Dordt is no. 11 while Northwestern is no. 7; Midland is no. 8; Hastings is no. 14 and Jamestown is no. 20. Morningside is in the receiving votes category of the poll.
A new poll will be released September 11.
GPAC STANDINGS…(September 9)
College Saint Mary 1-0/15-3
Briar Cliff 1-0/10-3
Dakota Wesleyan 0-1/10-1
Mount Marty 0-1/6-8
Jamestown def. Dordt 3-1
Midland def. Doane 3-2
Briar Cliff def. Mount Marty 3-0
College of Saint Mary def. Morningside 3-2
Northwestern def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-1
Concordia def. Hastings 3-1
Doane @ Hastings
Dakota Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff
Midland @ Morningside
Concordia @ College of Saint Mary
Northwestern @ Dordt
Jamestown @ Mount Marty
Morningside @ Doane
College of Saint Mary @ Hastings
Jamestown @ Dakota Wesleyan
Mount Marty @ Northwestern
Midland @ Concordia
Briar Cliff @ Dordt
Concordia @ Morningside
Northwestern @ Briar Cliff
College of Saint Mary @ Midland
Mount Marty @ Dakota Wesleyan
Doane @ College of Saint Mary
Dordt @ Mount Marty
Briar Cliff @ Jamestown
Hastings @ Morningside