Dordt College Women's Volleyball vs. Malone
August 22, 2008
(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 Kill Leaders||Total|
|Kristin De Ronde||7|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||16|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||11|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Steph Goslinga||1 Aces (7/7)|
|Amber Weingartner||1 Aces (7/9)|
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