Dordt College Volleyball vs. Dakota Wesleyan
October 26, 2011
(Mitchell, South Dakota) The Dordt College Defender volleyball rolled to a three set win over Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday night in Mitchell, South Dakota to even their overall record at 14-14 and kept pace in a wild Great Plains Athletic Conference title chase where they stand 8-4 in league play. Dordt didn't get pushed much in taking a 25-16, 25-15, 25-15 win in a contest played at the Fosness Athletic Center.
Drodt scored the first four points of set one and never trailed on the way to a 25-16 win in set one. Dordt strung together runs of three points or more three times and allowed the hosts back to back points on just three occasions in the initial set.
Set two featured a tie at 2-2 but the Defenders scored five in a row with Jocelyn Bousema serving, getting an ace from the sophomore in the run to take command 7-2. Wesleyan did cut the lead to 9-7 at one point but three straight points on a Danae Geels kill; a Kayla Broekhuis ace serve and a Lindsey Moerman tip for a kill re-established a five point advantage and the Defenders went on to win the set 25-15, getting the final point on an illegal hit by the Tigers. Set three had Wesleyan's first and only lead of the night at 1-0 but the Defenders again answered the brief challenge with a string of three points and were never tied again, pulling away late in the set scoring eight out of ten points to go up 23-13 and won it on a Kayla Vander Stelt kill from the right side.
Dordt hit .370 for the match and was led by Katelyn Schuller and Lindsey Moerman with 12 and 10 kills each. Danae Geels and April Solsma recorded nine and seven kills respectively. Jessica De Stigter and Kayla Gesink put up 16 and 15 assists respectively and Jocelyn Bousema had a team high 16 digs with one ace serve.
"If we could have scripted this match this is how it would have gone," said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson. "I thought we served aggressively, our passing was good and our setters put up nice balls for our our hitters. Going forward we will try to make our players uncomfortable in the practice gym to prepare them for another road match on Saturday."
Danielle Bird led the Dakota Wesleyan attack with nine kills.
Dordt will travel to Concordia in Seward, Nebraska on Saturday, October 29 at 3:00 before returning home to face Morningside on Tuesday, November 1 to start the final week of GPAC play.
Morningside College 3, Northwestern College 2
Dordt College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Hastings College 1
Nebraska Wesleyan 7-5
Briar Cliff 7-6
Mount Marty 1-11
Dakota Wesleyan 0-11
Dordt's Current Record: 14-14 (8-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 7-22 (0-11)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Final|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||16|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Kayla Broekhuis||1 Aces (9/9)|
|Jana Van Zanten||1 Aces (17/17)|
|Jocelyn Bousema||1 Aces (17/18)|
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