Dordt College Women's Volleyball vs. Morningside
September 30, 2008
(Sioux City, Iowa) The Morningside Mustangs upended the Dordt College Defenders in a Great Plains Athletic Conference volleyball match between ranked foes on Tuesday, September 30 in Sioux City, Iowa. The Mustangs, ranked #15 in the NAIA National Coaches' Poll which was released earlier Tuesday, came back to win set one 29-27 and then controlled sets two and three for 25-17, 25-19 wins.
Set one was by far the most competitive, featuring 15 ties to the 21-21 mark when Dordt went up 23-21. The hosts came back to tie the set at 23 but Dordt went up 24-23 and had three different opportunities to win the set, only to have Morningside fight off set point on each occasion. Dordt tied it at 27 but Morningside won the set 29-27 with two straight points and set the tone for the rest of the night.
Dordt trailed all of set two after Morningside took the lead for good at 2-1 and the Mustangs used an early run in set three to get up 5-1. Dordt did battle back to tie it at 9-9 but Dordt got no closer than 13-11 the rest of the set in falling 25-19.
Dordt's Kendra Potgeter put down 12 kills and Kelsey Van Dyke had 10. Kristin De Ronde added ieght kills and April Solsma added seven. Dorinda Hibma got to a match high 22 digs and Van Dyke had 11. Cassie Huizenga and Jessica De Stigter had 21 and 13 assists respectively.
Morningside's Addi Radke led all players with 13 kills and Kali Angerman put up 37 assists. Jericho Johnson wsa the team leader with 17 digs.
Dordt is now 19-4 and 3-1 in the conference while Morningside goes to 18-3 and stand 4-1 in the GPAC. Dordt will host Nebraska Wesleyan on Friday night and Doane this Saturday afternoon in their next matches.
Dordt's Current Record: 19-4 (3-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 18-3 (4-1)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Final|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Kelsey Van Dyke||10|
|Kristin De Ronde||8|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||15|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Kelsey Van Dyke||11|
|Jessica De Stigter||6|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||0 Aces (11/11)|
|Brandee Schaap||0 Aces (10/11)|
|Dorinda Hibma||0 Aces (15/16)|
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