Dordt College Volleyball vs. Mobile-NAIA National Tournament Pool Play
December 4, 2008
(Sioux City, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender volleyball season came to a close with a five-set loss the University of Mobile in the final match of pool play at the NAIA National Volleyball Tournament in Sioux City, Iowa. The Defenders dropped the decision after leading 2-1 in sets. Game scores were 19-25, 25-18, 20-25, 25-21, 15-12.
Dordt started the match by pulling away from a 5-5 tie to take a 15-11 lead on a Kristin De Ronde kill. Mobile was never able to make a run back to even and lost 25-19 with De Ronde putting away the set winner.
Set two had the two teams battle to ten ties with the last one at 15-15. From there the Defenders allowed six points in a row and never got close with Mobile going to their outside hitter, Whitney Knight, repeatedly.
Set three featured a Dordt College comeback from down 17-11 take a 20-17 lead with Amber Weingartner serving the way. Kelsey Van Dyke had a pair of kills in the string and it was De Ronde again putting away the set winner.
Set four had Dordt with their chances, tying the set at 20-20, Dordt was unable to continue the run and lost 25-21, surrendering five of the last six points.
Set five had Dordt in front early, but the Defenders couldn't maintain the a 7-5 lead, allowing three points in a row. Dordt led briefly at 9-8 on a net violation, but that was the last lead the Defenders held in falling 15-12. Dordt had the difference down to 13-12 on a De Ronde kill but a block on the final point allowed Mobile their 34th win of the season.
Dordt College was led in kills by Kristin De Ronde's 21 kills while Kendra Potgeter had 15. April Solsma put away 12 kills with Cassie Huizenga lofting 32 assists and Jessica De Stigter had 21. Dorinda Hibma was the dig leader with 19 and Huizenga had ten.
Mobile was led by Whitney Knight's 23 kills and Nicole Stokes put up 46 assists and had a team high 12 digs.
Dordt finishes the tournament 0-3 in pool play and 32-10 overall while Mobile finishes the season 34-5 overall and 1-2 in pool play. Neither team advances to the 12-team championship bracket beginning Friday morning, December 5.
Dordt's Current Record: 32-10 (13-3)
Opponent's Current Record: 34-5 (0-0)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5||Final|
|Mobile-NAIA National Tournament Pool Play||19||25||20||25||15||3|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Kristin De Ronde||21|
|Kelsey Van Dyke||5|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||21|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Dorinda Hibma||2 Aces (20/21)|
|Amber Weingartner||2 Aces (22/22)|
|Jessica De Stigter||1 Aces (18/18)|
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