Dordt College Volleyball vs. Hastings
October 20, 2012
(Hastings, Nebraska) Dordt College dropped two games behind the conference leader Hastings College Broncos with a 3-1 loss in Hastings on Saturday afternoon. The Broncos tightened their grip on first place in the league with an 11-0 conference mark while the Defenders fell to 9-2 with their first loss in the conference since a setback to the Doane Tigers on September 29.
All four sets were fairly one sided affairs with Hastigs winning the first set 25-17 after getting out to a 10-3 advantage. Set two went to Dordt with the Defenders getting up 16-10 on a bad set by the Broncos and a Celaine Haan service ace made it 22-15. Hastings scored the next four points to cut the lead to 22-19 but three straight attack errors by the hosts gave the Defenders a 25-19 win.
Set three was close to the 8-7 mark but the Broncos scored six of the next eight points for a 14-9 advantage and rolled to a 25-17 decision. Set four was more of the same with the hosts getting up 6-5 early and a 12-5 run made it 18-10 and they won the set and match with a 25-18 margin.
"We just played the #6 team in the country and challenged them a bit," said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson. "Our growth from this match will need to be demonstrated in how consistent we can play point to point. A tough loss but one that sharpens us for the immediate work ahead on Tuesday with Dakota Wesleyan."
Dordt was led by Lindsey Floen and Danae Geels with nine kills each and Katelyn Schuller and Meghan Krausman both had eight. Kayla Gesink had a team high 39 assists and got to 11 digs while Kayla Broekhuis led Dordt with 29 digs.
The Defenders recorded nine points on blocks.
Hastings was paced by Kendra Schwein with 23 kills and Haley Beardsley put up 47 assists. Carissa Kline was the top digger for the #6 team in the country with 20.
Dordt falls to 9-2 in the conference and 20-8 overall while Hastings is 21-3 overall and 11-0 in the GPAC.
Dordt will host Dakota Wesleyan on Tuesday, October 23.
Dordt's Current Record: 20-8 (9-2)
Opponent's Current Record: 21-3 (11-0)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Final|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Celaine Haan||1 Aces (12/12)|
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