Dordt College Volleyball vs. Azusa Pacific-NAIA National Tournament Pool Play
December 2, 2008
(Sioux City, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team dropped their first match of pool play at the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. The Defenders fought from behind most of the day and lost 25-23, 25-22, 25-14.
Dordt fell behind in set one by a 16-10 count but re-grouped to make a run back at the Cougars. Down 23-18 the Defenders scored five points in a row, the last on a Kristin De Ronde block to tie it at 23-23. A service error by the Defenders gave Azusa Pacific the lead and a service ace by the Cougars sealed the win.
Set two featured 11 ties to 13-13 when Azusa Pacific pulled away for a 19-15 lead. Dordt got as close as 20-19 on a Kelsey Van Dyke kill but Azusa Pacific held the Defenders off for a 25-22 win.
Set three was all Cougars as they scored 11 points in a row to go from down 4-3 to up 14-4 and were never challenged. Dordt got as a close as 19-14 but the 8th seeded Cougars rolled on to win 25-14 with six unanswered points.
Dordt was led by Kendra Potgeter's 11 kills. Larissa Veldhuizen registered nine kills and Kelsey Van Dyke eight. Jessica De Stigter and Cassie Huizenga each had 13 assists and Van Dyke had a team high 10 digs.
Azusa Pacific got 14 kills from Jill Baker and 10 by Chelsea Daley. Allison Kincheloe lofted 22 assists and had a match high 11 digs.
Dordt is 32-8 while Azusa Pacific is 23-10. Dordt plays match two of pool play on Wednesday, December 3 at 11:00. Dordt concludes pool play on Thursday at 11:00 against Mobile (Alabama). The top two teams in each of the six pools advance to the championship bracket on Friday, December 5.
Dordt's Current Record: 32-8 (13-3)
Opponent's Current Record: 23-10 (0-0)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Final|
|Azusa Pacific-NAIA National Tournament Pool Play||25||25||25||3|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Kelsey Van Dyke||8|
|Kristin De Ronde||6|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||13|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Kelsey Van Dyke||10|
|Jessica De Stigter||9|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Cassie Huizenga||0 Aces (9/9)|
|Brandee Schaap||0 Aces (9/9)|
|Amber Weingartner||0 Aces (17/18)|
|Jessica De Stigter||0 Aces (9/10)|
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