Dordt College Volleyball vs. Hastings
October 10, 2008
(Hastings, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team took a 3-1 win over the Hastings College Broncos in a match-up of top-20 ranked teams on Friday night in Hastings, Nebraska. The Defenders overcame a sub-par start and a lopsided loss in set two for their 22nd win of the season.
Hastings scored five points in a row to start the match but the Defenders eventually tied it at 6 on a Kendra Potgeter kill. The set featured 10 more ties, the last at 23-23 but a service error by the Broncos gave Dordt the lead and an April Solsma kill gave Dordt the 25-23 win.
Set two was all Hastings with the Broncos clipping off 11 points in a row to go from up 10-8 to up 21-8 for a 25-12 final win.
Dordt found themselves down early in set four but battled back to tie the set at 9-9. The two teams then battled evenly to a 23-23 tie before Larissa Veldhuizen pushed a kill down and a hitting error by Hastings' Lindsay Whalen was long for Dordt's second squeeker of the night.
Dordt led from start to finish in set four, but the Broncos didn't fade easily. Dordt held a 19-15 lead and seemed to have the match well in hand before Hastings scored three in a row. Dordt held the Broncos off with a Kelsey Van Dyke kill. The freshman from Edgerton, Minnesota then dropped in her second ace serve of the night and the Defenders went on to win on a Solsma kill for their 24th point and a Veldhuizen kill to finish it.
Larissa Veldhuizen and Kendra Potgeter both had 12 kills and Kelsey Van Dyke finished with 11. Cassie Huizenga and Jessica De Stigter both had 25 assists and Dorinda Hibma had 23 digs and Van Dyke 12.
Dordt improves to 22-5 overall and 6-2 in the league while Hastings is now 24-5 and 6-2 as well.
Dordt will face Concordia in Seward, Nebraska on Saturday at 3:00.
Dordt's Current Record: 22-5 (6-2)
Opponent's Current Record: 24-5 (6-2)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Final|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Kelsey Van Dyke||11|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||25|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Kelsey Van Dyke||12|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Kelsey Van Dyke||2 Aces (9/11)|
|Dorinda Hibma||0 Aces (15/17)|
|Brandee Schaap||0 Aces (15/16)|
|Jessica De Stigter||0 Aces (19/19)|
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