Dordt College Volleyball vs. Briar Cliff-GPAC Quarterfinals
November 3, 2007
(Sioux City, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team advanced on to the Great Plains Athletic Conference post-season tournament semifinals with a 3-1 win over the Briar Cliff Chargers in the quarterfinal round match played out at the Newman Flanagan Center in Sioux City, Iowa.
The Defenders won games two, three and four after dropping game won 30-23. Dordt then took game two by a handy score of 30-19 and then nipped the Chargers in game three 30-28. Dordt pulled away late in game four for a 30-21 victory and with it their 31st win of the season.
This marked the second straight year where Dordt went into the tournament as the number five seed and beat the number four seed in the first round. Both times the fourth seed was Briar Cliff.
Dordt was paced by Kristin De Ronde's 26 kills while Kendra Potgeter had 18 and Larissa Veldhuizen 11. Emily Van Voorst put up 47 assists and Betsy Van't Hul had 5.
Van Voorst ended up handling 20 digs and Dorinda Hibma had 35 to lead the Defenders. Hibma also had two ace serves and Cassie Huizenga also came through with two ace serves while Liz Van Voorst, Emily Van Voorst and Brittany Haan all had one.
Briar Cliff, who ended the year 22-11, was led by Alex Anstine and Micaela Borer with 11 kills each while Nicolle Donovan had 41 assists and Kate Boettcher got to 30 digs.
Dordt travels back to Sioux City on Wednesday, November 7 when they face the Morningside Mustangs--the number one seed and the regular season champion in the conference. Morningside was a 3-0 winner over Midland Lutheran. The other semifinal will have Northwestern hosting Hastings. Northwestern beat Concordia 3-0 while Hastings had to go to five before beating Doane 3-2. Dordt College is now 31-7.
Dordt's Current Record: 31-7 (11-5)
Opponent's Current Record: 22-11 (11-5)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Final|
|Briar Cliff-GPAC Quarterfinals||30||19||28||21||1|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Kristin De Ronde||26|
|Emily Van Voorst||5|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Emily Van Voorst||47|
|Betsy Van't Hul||5|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Emily Van Voorst||20|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Dorinda Hibma||2 Aces (23/24)|
|Cassie Huizenga||2 Aces (11/13)|
|Emily Van Voorst||1 Aces (20/21)|
|Liz Van Voorst||1 Aces (14/15)|
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