Volleyball Results

Dordt College Women's Volleyball vs. Oklahoma City-Brownsville Tournament

August 23, 2008

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(Brownsville, Texas) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team lost their first decision of the 2008 season on Saturday at a tournament hosted by the University of Texas-Brownsville. The Defenders stumbled against Oklahoma City 3-2 in dropping to 2-1 for the season in matches.

The Defenders had their chances in set one, letting an 18-10 lead slip away before getting nipped at the end 26-24. Game two was all Oklahoma City 25-15. Dordt reversed the one-sided score with a pair of lopsided wins in sets three and four with 25-10 and 25-9 decisions. Set five was a tight decision with Oklahoma City outlasting Dordt 15-9.

Dordt was led by Kelsey Van Dyke (freshman; Edgerton, Minnesota) with 12 kills and Larissa Veldhuizen (junior; Pipestone, Minnesota) was strong with 10 kills in 19 attempts with just one error. Dordt's middle blockers, Kendra Potgeter (sophomore; Byron Center, Michigan) and Kristin De Ronde (senior; Oskaloosa, Iowa) had 10 and eight kills each. Jessica De Stigter (freshman; Sioux Center, Iowa) had 22 assists and Cassie Huizenga (junior; Orange City, Iowa) had 19 assists. De Stigter was also tops on the team with 11 digs and Brandee Schaap (freshman; Sanborn, Iowa) had 10. Dordt had eight ace serves as a team.

"I was proud of the way we bounced back from the 2-0 deficit in the match. You could have flipped a coin to decide game five," said Dordt volleyball coach Tom Van Den Bosch.

Dordt will face the host school Texas-Brownsville late tonight to cap the weekend.

Dordt's Current Record: 3-1 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-1 (0-0)

Team Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Set 5 Final
Dordt College 24 15 25 25 12 2
Oklahoma City-Brownsville Tournament 26 25 10 9 15 3
Dordt Kill Leaders Total
Kelsey Van Dyke 12
Kendra Potgeter 10
Larissa Veldhuizen 10
Kristin De Ronde 8
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Jessica De Stigter 22
Cassie Huizenga 19
Dordt Dig Leaders Total
Jessica De Stigter 11
Brandee Schaap 10
Dorinda Hibma 9
Dordt Serving Leaders Total
Jessica De Stigter 2 Aces (26/28)
Amber Weingartner 2 Aces (21/22)
Dorinda Hibma 2 Aces (19/21)
Team Totals Total
Kills 46
Assists 42
Digs 8

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