Volleyball Results

Dordt College Women's Volleyball vs. Oklahoma City

August 23, 2008

Game Media

(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 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.