Dordt College News

Dordt Hosts Mount Marty Wednesday

September 18, 2012

FIRST SERVE….Dordt and Mount Marty will start their varsity volleyball action on Wednesday, September 17 at 7:30.  There is a junior varsity contest that starts at 6:00.  The varsity match can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and there will be a video webcast available at

THE RIVAL…The Mount Marty Lancers are  2-10  this season and have wins over Grace (Nebraska) and the College of Saint Mary (Nebraska).  The win over the Flames from the College of Saint Mary snapped an eight match losing skid on September 15.

The Lancers are averaging 10.3 kills per set and total 1.56 blocks per outing.  Mount Marty gets to 14.26 digs per set and they average nearly a point and a half off of service aces.

Kate Lingscheit is averaging 2.2 kills per set with a .191 kill efficiency.  Lexie Branson and Amanda Dirksen each put down 1.7 kills for a team that has a team kill efficiency of .131.  Caitlyn Illg is averaging 5.6 assists per set and Tina Rowbotham is contributing 3.0 assists.  Dirksen is the top digger with a 2.97 average and Courtney Miller is averaging 2.82.  Illg is the top server with 20 aces in 42 sets played this season.

THE DEFENDERS… Dordt is 12-3 this season and stand 2-0 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.  Dordt’s losses are to Bellevue, Grace (Indiana) and Grand View.

The Defenders average 12.5 kills per set and have a team kill efficiency of .236.  The Defenders also average 14.16 digs and 2.85 blocks at the net.

Katelyn Schuller has a2.6 kill average with a .477 kill efficiency.  Lindsey Floen is averaging 2.56 kills with a .338 kill efficiency and she puts down 1.27 blocks—tops on the team.  Danae Geels is hitting for a 2.51 kill average and Loy Sahr is at 2.18.
Kayla Broekhuis is tops on the team with a 4.07 digs per set average and she has 11 ace serves.  Kayla Gesink has a 2.69 digs per set average to go with her 9.22 assist average.  Gesink also has a team high 21 ace serves, sharing the honor with Jocelyn Bousema.  Bousema also gets to 1.75 digs and Jana Van Zanten is accounting for 1.95 digs per set with 18 ace serves this season.  Celaine Haan is good for 1.75 digs as well and she also has 11 ace serves in her freshman season.

LAST ACTION… Dordt beat Mayville State on Friday night by scores of 25-21, 25-19, 25-22.  The Defenders were led by Geels with 14 kills and Floen had nine with a .600 kill efficiency.  Kayla Gesink had 39 assists and 16 digs with three ace serves.  Sahr also had ten kills and was in on six blocks.

Mount Marty played Dakota State on Monday night and  lost the match by scores of 25-17, 21-25, 25-20, 26-24.  Amanda Dirksen had 13 kills and 14 digs and Kristen Boyle put down 11 kills.  Caitlyn Illg put up 42 assists in the loss and Bailey Kuchta had ten kills.

HISTORY… Dordt is 23-0 against Mount Marty since 1998.  The two teams played twice last season with Dordt winning in Yankton on September 21 by scores of 25-12, 25-17, 25-19.  Floen had 10 kills and Schuller eight in the win while the Lancers got four kills from Lingscheit.

October 18 the two teams squared off in Sioux Center with Dordt winnign 28-26, 25-15, 25-14.  Floen had ten kills and Gesink put up 18 assists.  Bousema had a team high 11 digs.  Lingscheit had 10 kills and Carlie Lambert nine in the loss.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE…Mount Marty will go to Midland on Saturday, September 22 in GPAC play.
The Defenders will also play in the GPAC on Saturday, September 22 when they host Nebraska Wesleyan in a 2:30/4:00 junior varsity/varsity doubleheader at the De Witt Gym.

Standings (Tuesday, September 18)
Dordt 2-0/12-3
Hastings 2-0/12-3
Midland 2-0/10-5
Northwestern 2-0/12-3
Doane 2-1/15-4
Briar Cliff 1-1/9-6
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-1/5-4
Dakota Wesleyan 0-1/3-11
Mount Marty 0-2/2-10
Morningside 0-2/9-6
Concordia 0-3/3-9

Wednesday, September 5
Dordt def Briar Cliff 3-2
Midland def Concordia 3-0
Hastings def Doane 3-2

Tuesday, September 11
Briar Cliff University def. Mount Marty College 3-0
Hastings College def. Nebraska Wesleyan University 3-0
Doane College def. Concordia University 3-0

Wednesday, September 12
Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-0
Northwestern def. Morningside 3-2

Friday, September 14
Northwestern def. Concordia 3-0
Saturday, September 15
Doane def. Mount Marty  3-0
Midland def. Morningside 3-2

Tuesday, September 18
Northwestern @ Briar Cliff
Concordia @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Wednesday, September 19
Midland @ Doane
Dakota Wesleyan @ Morningside
Mount Marty @ Dordt College

Friday, September 21
Briar Cliff @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Saturday, September 22
Mount Marty @ Midland
Northwestern @ Hastings
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Dordt College
Dakota Wesleyan @ Concordia
Morningside @ Doane

Tuesday, September 25
Mount Marty @ Dakota Wesleyan

Wednesday, September 26
Briar Cliff @ Morningside
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Midland
Concordia @ Hastings
Dordt @ Northwestern

Saturday, September 29
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Briar Cliff
Midland @ Northwestern
Concordia @ Morningside
Doane @ Dordt College

Tuesday, October 2
Dakota Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff
Doane @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Wednesday, October 3
Hastings @ Midland
Morningside @ Dordt
Northwestern @ Mount Marty

Friday, October 5
Briar Cliff @ Concordia

Saturday, October 6
Dordt @ Midland
Mount Marty @ Concordia
Morningside @ Hastings
Briar Cliff @ Doane

Tuesday, October 9
Briar Cliff @ Dordt College
Hastings @ Doane
Morningside @ Mount Marty

Wednesday, October 10
Midland @ Concordia
Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan
Friday, October 12
Doane @ Morningside

Saturday, October 13
Midland @ Briar Cliff
Concordia @ Dakota Wesleyan
Hastings @ Mount Marty
Northwestern @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Sunday, October 14
Hastings @ Dakota Wesleyan

Tuesday, October 16
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Concordia
Dordt @ Mount Marty

Wednesday, October 17
Briar Cliff @ Northwestern
Doane @ Midland
Morningside @ Dakota Wesleyan

Friday, October 19
Dakota Wesleyan @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Saturday, October 20
Dordt @ Hastings
Dakota Wesleyan @ Midland
Northwestern @ Doane
Morningside @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Tuesday, October 23
Mount Marty @ Briar Cliff
Dakota Wesleyan @ Dordt College

Wednesday, October 24
Hastings @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Concordia @ Doane
Northwestern @ Morningside

Saturday, October 27
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff
Midland @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Northwestern
Concordia @ Dordt College
Doane @ Dakota Wesleyan

Tuesday, October 30
Briar Cliff @ Dakota Wesleyan
Midland @ Hastings
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Doane
Dordt @ Morningside
Mount Marty @ Northwestern

Thursday, November 1
Morningside @ Briar Cliff
Midland @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Dakota Wesleyan @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Concordia
Northwestern @ Dordt College

Saturday, November 3
Mount Marty @ Doane
Morningside @ Midland
Dakota Wesleyan @ Hastings
Dordt @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Northwestern @ Concordia


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