Dordt College Volleyball vs. Doane-Northwestern Tournament
August 29, 2008
(Orange City, Iowa) Behind a 22 kill performance by Kendra Potgeter (sophomore; Byron Center, Michigan), Dordt College was able to fight off a feisty Doane volleyball team and had the Crete, Nebraska based school their first loss of the young 2008 season.
The Defenders won games one and two 25-23 and 25-15 and were even with Doane in game three before fading 25-20. Dordt was up 14-11 in game four but the Tigers reversed their fortunes and went up 21-16 before winning by the 25-21 margin.
Dordt took the momentum back midway through game five when Kendra Potgeter had back to back kills to put Dordt up 13-10 and the Defenders held on for a 15-11 win for their fifth win of the season. Potgeter assisted on 11 blocks at the net to lead a strong defensive effort and Dorinda Hibma (sophomore; Sioux Center, Iowa) had 32 digs in the marathon match. Kelsey Van Dyke (freshman; Edgerton, Minnesota) had 11 kills and 12 digs and Kristin De Ronde (senior; Oskaloosa, Iowa) had eight kills and one solo block with four assisted. Jessica De Stigter (freshman; Sioux Center, Iowa) had a team high 27 assists and Cassie Huizenga (junior; Orange City, Iowa) had 19. Amber Weingartner (freshman; Arvada, Colorado had three ace serves in the match.
Dordt is now 5-1 and will face nationally ranked Olivet Nazarene (Illinois) on Saturday at 11:00 and will conclude the tournament against Black Hills State at 5:00.
Dordt's Current Record: 5-1 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 4-1 (0-0)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5||Final|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Kelsey Van Dyke||11|
|Kristin De Ronde||8|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||27|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Kelsey Van Dyke||12|
|Jessica De Stigter||10|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Dorinda Hibma||3 Aces (20/22)|
|Amber Weingartner||3 Aces (17/18)|
|Cassie Huizenga||1 Aces (15/15)|
|Jessica De Stigter||1 Aces (17/17)|
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