Volleyball Results

Dordt College Women's Volleyball vs. Malone

August 22, 2008

Game Media

(Brownsville, Texas) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team started the 2008 camapaign with a 3-0 win over Malone (Ohio) in the Defenders' first match of a tournament hosted by the University of Texas-Brownsville.

Dordt won each set by the narrowest of margins with a 26-24, 25-23, 32-30 decision. The match was the first the Defenders played this season under the new scoring system where sets (previously called games) are played to 25 rather than 30.

Dordt was paced by Kendra Potgeter (sophomore; Byron Center, Michigan) and Kristin De Ronde (senior; Oskaloosa, Iowa) with 15 and seven kills respectively. Potgeter also had one solo and four assisted blocks while De Ronde had one solo and two assists. Jessica De Stigter (freshman; Sioux Center, Iowa) and Cassie Huizenga (junior; Orange City, Iowa) split the setting duties with 16 and 15 assists respectively and Dorinda Hibma (sophomore; Sioux Center, Iowa) led the team with 14 digs and De Stigter and 11.

"As the match went along we got better and better," said Dordt volleyball coach Tom Van Den Bosch.

Dordt is 1-0 and will face Our Lady of the Lake (Texas) late this afternoon.

Dordt's Current Record: 2-0 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-1 (0-0)

Team Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Final
Dordt College 26 25 32 3
Malone 24 23 30 0
Dordt Kill Leaders Total
Kendra Potgeter 15
Kristin De Ronde 7
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Jessica De Stigter 16
Cassie Huizenga 15
Dordt Dig Leaders Total
Dorinda Hibma 14
Jessica De Stigter 11
Amber Weingartner 9
Dordt Serving Leaders Total
Steph Goslinga 1 Aces (7/7)
Amber Weingartner 1 Aces (7/9)
Team Totals Total
Kills 41
Assists 34
Digs 3

For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at mbyker@dordt.edu or (712) 722-6301.