Dordt College Volleyball vs. Dakota Wesleyan
October 17, 2006
(Mitchell, South Dakota) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team won their 12th match out of the their last thirteen tries on Tuesday night in a match at Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, South Dakota. The Defenders won their 21st decision by game scores of 30-25, 30-21 and 30-27.
The Defenders were sluggish to begin, falling behind 20-16 before scoring four points in a row to tie it at 20-20. The game featured two more ties at 21 and 22 before Dordt pulled away for a 30-25 win. The Defenders rode the momentum of game one into game two, winning by a comfortable margin of 30-21.
Dakota Wesleyan was intent on sending the match to a fourth game, storming out to a 6-2 lead but the Defenders pulled even at 6-6 and the game was tight from then on, featuring a total of 16 ties, the last won coming at 26-26. Dordt scored four of the last five points, taking advantage of Kristin De Ronde's and Lindsey Van Wyk's 15 and 17 kills respectively for the win.
Dordt's Emily Van Voorst recorded 30 assists and four ace serves to go with 12 digs. Van Wyk had a team high 23 digs and Liz Van Voorst dug up 22 with Traci Kooima getting to 16.
The Defenders are now 21-9 and 7-4 in the conference while Dakota Wesleyan slips to 8-19 and 3-8. The win was Dordt's 18th in the series dating back to 1998 without a loss. The Tigers were led by Maria Weineke's 14 kills.
Dordt will now face the Doane Tigers on Friday night. Doane is nationally rated and fifth in the NAIA Region III ratings which were released earlier this week. Doane currently has three losses in the league to Dordt's four.
Dordt's Current Record: 21-9 (7-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 8-19 (3-8)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Final|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Lindsey Van Wyk||17|
|Kristin De Ronde||15|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Emily Van Voorst||30|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Lindsey Van Wyk||23|
|Liz Van Voorst||22|
|Emily Van Voorst||12|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Emily Van Voorst||4 Aces (11/13)|
|Liz Van Voorst||2 Aces (17/17)|
|Traci Kooima||1 Aces (17/17)|
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