Volleyball Results

Dordt College Women's Volleyball vs. Olivet Nazarene

August 26, 2011

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(Orange City, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team dropped their season opening match to the Olivet Nazarene Tigers (Illinois) 3-1. The match was played at the Northwestern Red Raider Classic in Orange City, Iowa.

Dordt opened the match with a convincing 25-19 win in set one only to have Olivet Nazarene even the match with a 25-19 win of its own in set two.

"We showed some moments of strength offensively and then backed off a bit as Olivet responded in the remaining three sets," said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson.

Set three saw the Tigers pull away from an 11-8 lead to an eventual 19-10 advantage. The Defenders did cut the gap to 19-14 but got no closer than five the rest of the set in losing 25-20.

Dordt battled in set four, keeping the score close up to the 11-10 mark when Olivet Nazarene scored seven in a row to build the lead to 18-10 and the Defenders were never able to seriously threaten the lead the rest of the way in falling 25-14.

Jana Van Zanten topped the Dordt offense with 14 kills and a .344 kill efficiency. The junior from Pella, Iowa also had 16 digs. Katelyn Schuller and April Solsma had nine and eight kills respectively. Jessica De Stigter and Kayla Gesink had 20 and 18 assists each and De Stigter got to 13 digs while Gesink had nine.

Olivet Nazarene, winners of nine of the last eleven Chicagoland Conference championships, was led by Katherine Hosian with ten kills while Rachel Raynor had 35 assists. The Tigers also capitalized on seven service aces.

"We will need to grow in the area of being resilient and persistent as we focus toward a competitive match this evening," said Hanson.

Dordt will face MidAmerica Nazarene (Kansas) this evening at 8:30.

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

Team Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4 Final
Dordt College 25 19 20 14 1
Olivet Nazarene 19 25 25 25 3
Dordt Kill Leaders Total
Jana Van Zanten 14
Katelyn Schuller 9
April Solsma 8
Danae Geels 6
Dordt Assist Leaders Total
Jessica De Stigter 20
Kayla Gesink 18
Dordt Dig Leaders Total
Jana Van Zanten 16
Jessica De Stigter 13
Kayla Gesink 9
Kayla Broekhuis 7
Dordt Serving Leaders Total
Kayla Gesink 1 Aces (10/12)
Amber Weingartner 0 Aces (12/12)
Jana Van Zanten 0 Aces (13/14)
Jessica De Stigter 0 Aces (17/17)
Team Totals Total
Kills 47
Assists 41
Digs 55

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