Dordt College Volleyball vs. Morningside
October 23, 2009
(Sioux City, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team was lethargic in their first two sets with Morningside on Friday night and were unable to overcome that slow start in losing a 3-1 decision in Great Plains Athletic Conference play. The match is the only regular season meeting scheduled between the two teams.
Dordt held a lead of 14-12 in set one but a four point run gave the Mustangs a lead they would not relinquish, scoring eight of the last ten points on the way to a 25-18 win. The hosts rode that wave of momentum into set two and rolled to a 25-14 win using a diversified attack.
Set three belonged to the Defenders as they took an early 6-3 lead going to Kendra Potgeter, Danae Geels and Brittany Landegent for three straight points on kills. Morningside mounted a comeback and tied teh score at 11 and 12 before Dordt again opened a four point advantage at 17-14 with Geels providing back to back kills. The Mustangs again came back and tied it at 20 but never took the lead as a Kendra Potgeter kill stopped the Morningside run and back to back kills again by Geels gave Dordt a 25-23 win.
Set four was just as tight with ties at 6, 15 and 16. A Morningside run of four points in a row put them up 20-16 but the Defenders chipped away with a Jana Van Zanten kill followed by a hitting error by the Mustangs. Trading two points for one, the Defenders then managed a three point run to tie it at 22 with the third point in the splurge coming on an Amber Weingartner serve. The score was tied again at 23-23 with Morningside getting two straight points to close it at 25-23.
Dordt is now 22-9 and 9-3 in the conference while Morningside is 29-4 overall and 12-1 in the league.
Dordt was led by Danae Geels with 16 kills while Brittany Landegent and Kendra Potgeter had 12 and ten kills each. Dorinda Hibma had 19 digs and Brandee Schaap 14 while Jessica De Stigter put up 27 assists and Betsy Van't Hul 12.
The Mustangs got 15 kills from Liz Sutherland and 13 by Emily Christen while their setter, Jessica Tjaden put down six kills, had 43 assists, to to a match high 21 digs and rifled in four ace serves.
The Defenders will face Briar Cliff on Saturday night while the Mustangs host Northwestern.
Briar Cliff 7-6/14-15
Nebraska Wesleyan 7-7/17-9
Sioux Falls 4-9/15-17
Midland Lutheran 3-10/7-15
Dakota Wesleyan 1-11/12-19
Mount Marty 0-12/4-22
Dordt's Current Record: 22-9 (9-3)
Opponent's Current Record: 29-4 (12-1)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Final|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Jana Van Zanten||8|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||27|
|Betsy Van't Hul||12|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Jana Van Zanten||10|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Amber Weingartner||1 Aces (12/13)|
|Brandee Schaap||1 Aces (14/15)|
|Jana Van Zanten||0 Aces (13/13)|
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