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Volleyball Plays Four This Weekend

Posted: September 9th, 2021
Tags: Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Women's Athletics, Volleyball

THE CLASSIC

Viterbo in Lacrosse, Wisconsin is hosting the 2021 Days Inn and Suites Viterbo Invitational on Friday and Saturday, September 10 and 11 in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  Dordt will two matches each day in its final non-conference tests of the season.

COVERAGE

All of Dordt’s matches are scheduled to be streamed live online here and livestats will be available here

Other general information for the event can be found here

DORDT

The Defenders are 7-0 this season and 2-0 in the GPAC with league wins over Morningside and Briar Cliff. 

Dordt holds a 13.48-11.16 kills per set advantage over opponents and Dordt also has a 34-28 ace serves advantage.  Dordt is getting 2.12 blocks per set for points and allow 1.64.

Corrina Timmermans leads the team with 4.04 kills per set and Jessi Franken has a 3.0 average and Krommendyk’s average is 2.8. Megan Raszler and Campbell Marshall account for 6.12 and 4.96 assists per set average. Erica Bousema has a 5.96 assists per set average and Krommendyk averages a team high 1.36 blocks per outing.

THE OPPONENTS

Carroll (Montana)

Carroll is 4-3 and haven’t played since the last weekend in August. Carroll’s wins are over Dickinson State and Northwest (Washington), Grand View and the College of Idaho. 

Taelyr Krantz and Elizabeth Heuiser average 3.2 and 3.1 kills per set with Heuiser boasting a .400 kill efficiency. Kylie Kackman and Hannah Schweikert are averaging 4.9 and 4.6 assists per set. Krantz leads the defense at the net with 2.7 blocks per set and Julia Carr is good for 5.2 digs.  Carroll is averaging 11.67 kills per set while allowing 12.58 but they make up for that difference with 3.17 points per set on blocks while giving up 1.54.

Viterbo (Wisconsin)

The V-Hawks are 12-1 this season with the lone loss coming to Midland on August 28.  Viterbo holds a 14.07-9.57 kills per set edge on opponents with a 2.22-1.5 blocks per set advantage and the VHawks also have an 83-42 season advantage in ace serves.

Maya Roberts is averaging 3.4 kills per set with a 3.50 kill efficiency and Kenzie Winker is averaging 2.7 kills per set. Abbey Johnson and Lauryn Sobasky put up 6.4 and 4.8 assists per set respectively. Adrianna Reinhart gets to 3.89 digs per outing.  

Michigan-Dearborn

Dearborn is 1-3 this season with a win over Calumet to their credit. Kristin Maust is good for 2.33 kills and Gina Giacomini is at 2.0 as Dearborn holds a slight 10.78-10.44 kills per set advantage. Teams have a 20-16 ace serves advantage against Dearborn and Regan Sliwinski tops the team with 1.11 blocks.

Rocky Mountain (Montana)

The Grizzlies are 6-4 this season and split four contests last weekend with wins over Valley City State (North Dakota) and Baker (Kansas) and losses to SAGU and Dakota Wesleyan (South Dakota).

Kyra Oakland is putting down 2.57 kills per set and Morgan Allen and Makenna Bushman each have a 2.03 kills per set average. Blythe Sealey is averaging 6.0 assists per set and Ayla Embry get to 7.29 digs per contest.

SERIES

Dordt’s win over Carroll earlier this season made the series 3-0 in favor of the Defenders.

Viterbo holds a 5-3 advantage over Dordt in a series that dates back to 2011 and this will be the first meeting between the two since 2018.

Dordt and Dearborn have never played each other.

Rocky Mountain and Dordt have split their four meetings.

LAST TIME

Dordt needed four sets to defeat Grand View on Tuesday night. The Defenders dropped set two 25-23 and then rolled 25-10 and 25-19 with Corrina Timmermans and Jessi Franken getting 16 and 15 kills respectively. Raszler and Marshall each had 18 assists and Bousema got to 21 digs while Krommendyk scored six points off of blocks.

NEXT

Dordt will travel to Jamestown, North Dakota to face the Jimmies on September 15 before returning home to play Dakota Wesleyan on September 22.