Dordt College Women's Volleyball vs. Grand View-Bellevue Classic
September 24, 2011
(Bellevue, Nebraska) The Dordt College Defender volleyball team won a grueling 3-2 decision over the Grand View Vikings on Saturday afternoon in the Bellevue Bruin Premier Classic to finish the weekend 1-2.
Dordt won set one 35-33 that featured its first tie at 19-19 when Grand View completed a four point comeback. The scored was tied again at 23 and the Defenders had a chance to win it after Lindsey Moerman registered a kill for a 24-23 lead. The Vikings fought back for the tie and neither team was able to string together two points in a row for the win until Danae Geels got a kill and Grand View had an attack error for a 1-0 set lead. Grand View won set two, pulling away from a 16-16 tie for a 25-19 advantage.
Set three was tight the whole way with Dordt taking a 23-19 lead on a Moerman kill. The Vikings fought back for a tie at 24-24 but the Defenders got a kill by Jana Van Zanten followed by a Danae Geels for a 26-24 advantage. The Defenders were poised for a win in set four but saw that chance evaporate when Grand View came back from a 24-23 deficit to win the set 29-27. The tight competition continued in the fifth set with Dordt leading early but the Vikings fought back as they did all match for a 12-11 lead. Dordt tied it on an April Solsma kill and took the lead on an attack error at 13-12. A Grand View kill tied it but Dordt finished it with two kills in row by Kiley Velgersdyk for the 15-13 win.
"What a great match for us to wrap up this pre-season schedule. To play this closely contested match against the #24 team in the country and surface victorious is a welcome reward for our athletes and program," said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson.
Danae Geels had 17 kills while April Solsma and Jana Van Zanten each had 14. Kiley Velgersdyk added 13 and Lindsey Moerman ten. Kayla Gesink had a team high 35 assists and Jessica De Stigter put up 31 with an ace serve. Jocelyn Bousema recorded 37 digs and Van Zanten got 23 while De Stigter had 16.
Dordt is now 8-11 and will face Northwestern on Tuesday night in Sioux Center in GPAC play.
Grand View slips to 16-5.
Dordt's Current Record: 8-11 (0-1)
Opponent's Current Record: 16-5 (0-0)
|Team||Set 1||Set 2||Set 3||Set 4||Set 5||Final|
|Grand View-Bellevue Classic||33||25||24||29||13||2|
|Dordt Kill Leaders||Total|
|Jana Van Zanten||14|
|Dordt Assist Leaders||Total|
|Jessica De Stigter||31|
|Dordt Dig Leaders||Total|
|Jana Van Zanten||23|
|Jessica De Stigter||16|
|Dordt Serving Leaders||Total|
|Amber Weingartner||1 Aces (24/25)|
|Jana Van Zanten||1 Aces (23/24)|
|Jessica De Stigter||1 Aces (16/16)|
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