Dordt College Volleyball vs. Briar Cliff
October 13, 2006
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team turned in a 3-2 (32-30, 21-30, 30-21, 25-30, 15-8) win over the Briar Cliff Chargers in non-conference volleyball at the De Witt Gym in Sioux Center on Friday, October 13.
The Defenders came out sluggishly in game one, trailing 13-7. Liz Van Voorst served the Defenders back into the game, eventually tying the game at 13-13, the first of nine ties. From there the points came grudgingly with ties at 18, 22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 30 with Dordt pulling away for a 32-30 win. Briar Cliff overcame the loss, leading game two start to finish wtih Dordt never putting together a serious threat on the way to a 30-21 final.
Tied one game a piece, Dordt fell behind in game three 12-9 but fought back for the lead at 14-13 and actually scored seven points in a row to establish and 18-15 lead and went to win 30-21. Game four was a tight as game one with ten ties up to the 17-17 point. A two point string by Briar Cliff pushed the Chargers in front and they never trailed again on the way to a 30-25 win.
Facing a decisive fifth game for the third time in four matches, the Defenders won convincingly in game five, pulling away from a 2-2 tie for a 10-2 lead on the way to a 15-8 decison.
Dordt was led by Kristin De Ronde's 24 kills and Lindsey Van Wyk fought through for 18 kills and 29 digs. A pair of freshmen, Haylee Baker and Larissa Veldhuizen had 18 and 17 kills respectively and Emily Van Voorst registered 60 assists. Cassie Huizenga had two ace serves and was a perfect 17-17 on the line. Traci Kooima led Dordt with 36 digs and Liz Van Voorst was good for 34.
Briar Cliff was paced by Renee Beiermann and Geri Heiman with 14 kills each.
Dordt College is now 20-9 and have won 11 of their last 12 outings and Briar Cliff drops to 16-7 with three of those losses coming in their last three outings, all on the road at Concordia, Northwestern and Dordt.
Dordt's Current Record: 20-9 (6-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 16-7 (7-2)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5||Final|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Kristin De Ronde||24|
|Lindsey Van Wyk||18|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Emily Van Voorst||60|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Liz Van Voorst||34|
|Lindsey Van Wyk||29|
|Betsy Van't Hul||17|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Cassie Huizenga||2 Aces (17/17)|
|Emily Van Voorst||1 Aces (24/26)|
|Liz Van Voorst||1 Aces (25/25)|
|Betsy Van't Hul||1 Aces (12/14)|
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