Dordt travels to Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, South Dakota for a junior varsity/varsity doubleheader with the first match starting at 6:00 and the varsity match to begin at 7:30. The contests will be played on the Wesleyan campus at the Christen Athletic Center in the Fosness Arena,
The Tigers have continued their steady ascent in recent seasons in the GPAC standings and have had a break through early in the year with a 6-3 conference mark and a 16-5 overall record. The Tigers have lost three in a row to Dakota State, Jamestown and the College of Saint Mary and are 2-4 in their last six matches since September 24.
Ady Dwight leads the Tigers with a 3.99 kills per set average and boasts a .323 kill efficiency while Mariah Gloe has a 2.81 kills per set average to go with 16 service aces and 3.0 digs per set. Mackenzie Miller adds 2.64 kills per set and Abigail Brunsing chips in with 1.83 kills per outing. Madeline Else is the team leader in ace serves with 33 and Dannielle Burns adds 17. Hanna Reiff is the leader in digs per set with a 5.66 average and Dwight and Gloe average slightly more and slightly less than a block per set respectively.
The Tigers have a 13.6-11.6 kills per set average advantage and have a team .220 kill efficiency. The Tigers get 2.36 blocks per set on average while allowing 2.1 blocks per outing. The Tigers also have a 106-65 ace serves season advantage.
The Defenders are 12-5 this season and stand 4-4 in the league and have won back to back matches. Dordt has a slight 12.4-12.2 kills per set advantage with a .193 kill efficiency and Dordt has an 84-65 ace serves advantage and total 2.1 points off of blocks while surrendering 1.7.
Corrina Timmermans leads the team with 3.7 kills per set and she gets to 2.4 digs while accounting for a team high 26 ace serves. Jessi Franken and Alli Timmermans average 2.6 and 2.5 kills per set with Timmermans at .302 for her kill efficiency. Grace Langemeier is good for 1.44 kills and Erica Bousema tops the team in digs with 5.8 per set. Megan Raszler accounts for 6.3 assists per set and Campbell Marshall 4.6.
Dordt leads the series 42-1 since 1992 with Dakota Wesleyan ending the drought on September 22. Dwight had 21 kills to lead the Tiger effort and Gloe had 16 while Else put up 50 assists. Reiff got to 24 digs to help the Dakota Wesleyan effort. Dordt got 16 kills from Franken and 11 by Corrina Timmermans while Alli Timmermans had nine. Raszler put up 19 assists and Marshall 11 with Bousema getting 30 digs.
The College of Saint Mary handed Dakota Wesleyan a 25-11, 20-25, 17-25, 25-18, 25-11 loss on Saturday. Brunsing had 13 kills and Dwight and Gloe had 10 each. Taylee Indahl and Mackenzie Miller each had seven kills with Else putting up 43 assists and Reiff had 17 digs.
Dordt won a road match at Concordia on Saturday by scores of 16-25, 25-17, 18-25, 26-24, 15-13. Alli Timmermans had 22 kills and three block assists in the win while Corrina Timmermans had 14 kills and 19 digs. Danielle Vande Voort and Jessi Franken had 10 and nine kills each and Bousema got to a team high 37 digs and Timmermans had three ace serves.
Dordt will host Mount Marty and the College of Saint Mary this weekend on Friday and Saturday while Dakota Wesleyan is scheduled to face Mayville State on Wednesday night and will host Hastings and Doane on Friday and Saturday.