Dordt College Volleyball vs. Briar Cliff
September 2, 2009
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team ran their record to 5-0 with a 3-0 win over the Briar Cliff Chargers in non-conference volleyball at the De Witt Gym on Wednesday, September 2. The Defenders had to overcome Briar Cliff leads in all three sets on the way to their fourth sweep win in five sets.
Briar Cliff led early in set one at 6-3 before a Dordt run of five unanswered points pushed then in front 8-6. After a Briar Cliff point off a kill by Geri Heimann the Defenders banged out seven unanswered points on a combination of Jana Van Zanten (Freshman; Pella, Iowa) and Kendra Potgeter (Junior; Byron Center, Michigan) kills to push them up 15-7. Dordt proceeded to roll to the win with a 25-15 win.
Set two had the Defenders in front 12-10 before five Briar Cliff points got them in front and in control. Dordt scrapped and kept it close with Potgeter and Brittany Landegent (Freshman; Alvord, Iowa) registering kills to get them within 18-17. The score was tied again at 20, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 and 28 with Dordt surviving three set-point serves. Landegent got a block up with the score tied at 28-28 to give Dordt the lead and she got the set winning kill for a 30-28 final.
A five point run near the midpoint gave Dordt an 18-14 lead in set three that allowed the hosts enough breathing room to take a 25-21 win.
Dordt was led by Van Zanten's 15 kills and Potgeter's 14. Landegent added nine while Dorinda Hibma (Junior; Sioux Center, Iowa) had a match high 20 digs. The Defenders also took advantage of eight ace serves with Hibma getting three and Amber Weingartner (Sophomore; Arvada, Colorado) registering two. Jessica De Stigter (Sophomore; Sioux Center, Iowa) had 21 assists and Cassie Huizenga (Senior; Orange City, Iowa) put up 18.
Briar Cliff was led by Nicole Hoogeveen and Geri Heimann with seven kills each. Inglish Hartwig lofted 29 assists and Alex Anstine had ten digs.
Dordt will travel to Omaha, Nebraska for four matches this weekend in the College of Saint Mary Classic. Dordt faces Johnson and Wales and Haskell on Friday and Tabor and Hannibal LaGrange on Saturday, September 5.
Dordt's Current Record: 5-0 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 1-4 (0-0)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Final|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Jana Van Zanten||15|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||21|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Jana Van Zanten||7|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Dorinda Hibma||3 Aces (13/14)|
|Amber Weingartner||2 Aces (7/7)|
|Brandee Schaap||1 Aces (12/13)|
|Jana Van Zanten||1 Aces (12/12)|
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