Dordt College Volleyball vs. Northwestern
October 31, 2009
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Northwestern Red Raiders made it a season sweep of the Dordt College Defenders in volleyball play with a 3-0 win over Dordt in Sioux Center, Iowa, Saturday night, October 31. Dordt drops to 11-5 in the league with the 25-18, 25-20, 25-20 loss.
the two teams played even for the first half of all three sets but Northwestern built a cushion in each of the sets around the midpoint and held off Dordt College charges to improve to 16-0 in the conference and 30-2 overall.
The two teams were tied at 11-11 in set one when Randa Hulstein slammed a kill for the lead that led to a four point run and Dordt managed to get as close as three on a service error by Northwestern, but no closer, in falling 25-18. Set two had Dordt cut the margin to 16-15 after trailing 16-11 with a combination of Northwestern errors, a Dorinda Hibma ace and a Brittany Landegent kill. The Dordt push couldn't continue though as Northwestern ran off five points in a row to go from up 17-16 to 22-16 before winning 25-20. Set three was similar in that Dordt came back to get to within 15-14 on back to back Kendra Potgeter kills but the run wasn't enough as Northwestern scored five in a row with Kaitlin Beaver serving and went on to post the 25-20 win after Dordt cut the margin to 23-20.
Dordt was led by Kendra Potgeter's 10 kills and Brittany Landegent's eight. Cassie Huizenga had 13 assists and Jessica De Stigter put up 12. Dorinda Hibma had a match high 17 digs and she had two ace serves.
Northwestern was led by Randa Hulstein and Hillary Hanno with 13 kills each and Rylee Hulstein put away 12.
Dordt finishes the conference season in a tie with Hastings for fourth place and will hold the number five seed by virtue of Hastings' regular season win over the Defenders on October 9. Dordt will host a first round match with Mount Marty on Wednesday, November 4 at 7:30 while Northwestern has a first round bye and will host a quarterfinal round match on Saturday, November 7. Complete pairings for the tournament will be released late Saturday night.
Dordt's Current Record: 24-11 (11-5)
Opponent's Current Record: 30-2 (16-0)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Final|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Jana Van Zanten||5|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||12|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Jana Van Zanten||10|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Dorinda Hibma||2 Aces (11/12)|
|Amber Weingartner||1 Aces (9/9)|
|Jana Van Zanten||0 Aces (9/10)|
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