Dordt College News

Three Ranked Teams On Schedule For Weekend

October 11, 2012

WHERE AND WHEN…The Dordt College volleyball team faces three teams ranked in the most recent coaches’ poll.  The Defenders face #3 Columbia on Friday night at 7:00 and will meet Viterbo and Taylor on Saturday at 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM respectively.  Viterbo is #19 and Taylor #24 in this week’s poll.  All of the matches are part of a classic hosted by Bellevue University in Bellevue, Nebraska.  Results and stats will be posted to and and also at .

THE RIVALS… Columbia (Missouri) is 20-1 this season and stand 10-0 in their league with the loss coming to top ranked Texas-Brownsville on September 8.  The Cougars have won 14 matches in a row since that loss and have lost just seven sets this season.  Columbia is averaging 16.13 kills per set and have a .341 team kill efficiency.  The Cougars averaged 2.23 ace serves per contest and get to 16.41 digs per outing.  Columbia is averaging 1.76 points per set off of blocks.

Kahoriz Feliz is the top hitter with a 3.88 average while Brooke Simpson is at 3.23 kills and Carol Berger knocks down 2.71 per outing.  Paula Ferreira puts up 12.44 assists per set and she gets to 2.63 digs per contest.  Elena Berroteran is the leader in digs with a 5.13 average and she also has 28 ace serves.  Sarah Schwentker is the leader in aces with 32 and Ferreira has 31.

Viterbo  (Wisconsin) is 20-4 this season with a 3-0 league mark.  The V Hawks have won six in a row since a loss to then #6 Embry Riddle.  The other losses for Viterbo are to Doane, Hastings and Biola—teams that are all rated in the top-25.   Viterbo is averaging 13.51 kills per set with a team kill efficiency of .238.  They also score 1.31 points per set on ace serves and have an average of 17.23 digs per contest with 2.31 blocks.

Alicia Olson leads the team with 4.49 kills and a .301 kill efficiency.  Katie Flock is putting down 3.74 kills and gets to 2.51 digs.  Stacie Hoffman puts up 9.35 assists and Brianna Brinkman is putting up 5.61 assists.  Erica Willadsen is the leader in ace serves with 19 and blocks with a 1.23 average.  Jordan Blaken tops the team with 5.01 digs per set.

Taylor enters the weekend with a 16-7 overall record and a 10-3 conference record.  The Trojans had a five match winning streak snapped on Wednesday night with a loss to Goshen in conference play.  Before that loss Taylor’s last setback came to Cornerstone on September 29.   Taylor’s other losses are to Indianapolis, Mount Vernon, Indiana Wesleyan, Evangel and Grand View.

The Trojans are putting down 11.94 kills per contest with a .199 kill efficiency.  Taylor has an average of 1.45 ace serves and 2.24 blocks and they dig up 15.03 kill attempts by opponents.  Ashlyn De Hoogh is the team kill leader with 3.16 kills per contest and Ali Swart is averaging 2.74.  Olivia Griffith assists on 8.39 kills per contest and she has 25 ace serves.  Courtney Herschberger is averaging 4.84 digs and Casey Allen is the team leader in blocks with 1.15 per contest.

THE DEFENDERS… are 18-4 this season, 8-1 overall and were receiving votes in the most recent NAIA poll.  Dordt has won three in a row since a loss to Doane on September 29.  Dordt’s other losses are to Grace (Indiana), Grand View and Bellevue (Nebraska).  Dordt has an average of 12.3 kills per contest with a .221 kill efficiency.  Dordt’s defense at the net gets it 2.76 points per set on blocks and they get 1.53 ace serves per outing.  The Defenders also get 14.14 digs per contest.

Danae Geels is the team leader with 2.63 kills and a .272 kill efficiency while Katelyn Schuller is averaging 2.62 kills and a .244 kill efficiency.  Lindsey Floen is good for 2.35 kills and 1.30 blocks.  Loy Sahr has worked her kill average to 2.10 and is averaging just under one block per set.  Kayla Gesink handles the setting duties and averages 9.3 per contest and she has 28 ace serves, just under a kill per contest and 2.64 digs.  Jana Van Zanten leads the team in aces with 29 and she averages 1.97 digs.  Kayla Broekhuis is the team leader in digs with 4.03 per set.

LAST ACTION… Columbia handled Missouri Baptist 25-22, 25-19, 25-21 on Wednesday behind 12 kills by Berger and eight by Simpson.  Ferreira had 34 assists and Berroteran 11 digs.

Viterbo dropped Clark 25-17, 25-21, 25-17 on Tuesday with Flock getting 16 kills and 13 Alicia Olson added 13.  Hoffman had 39 assists and Jen Krentz 11 digs.

Taylor was upset by Goshen Wednesday night 25-11, 21-25, 18-25, 25-19, 10-15.  Elizabeth Luke had 17 kills and De Hoogh put away 15.  Herschberg had 31 digs and Olivia Griffith put up 34 assists.

Dordt beat Briar Cliff 21-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-23 on Tuesday night with Danae Geels leading them with 12 kills and Lindsey Floen had 11 and was in on nine blocks.  Meghan Krausman and Katelyn Schuller each had 10 kills and Gesink put up 44 assists.  Broekhuis accounted for 26 digs and Van Zanten had four ace serves.

HISTORY… Dordt and Columbia have played eight times with the Defenders trailing the series 7-1.  Dordt’s win came on September 27, 2011 at the Bellevue Classic which the Defenders won 25-23, 25-13, 18-25, 28-26.  Kendra Potgeter had 19 kills in the win and Cassie Huizenga put up 24 assists and Dorinda Hibma had 34 digs.  Flavia Lino had 20 kills and Luana Branco 35 assists.  The teams played again that season and Dordt lost in the national tournament 23-25, 26-28, 26-24, 25-27.  Flavia had 27 kills while Kristin De Ronde had 15 kills and Kelsey Van Dyke 14.  Hibma had 39 digs for the Defenders.

Dordt and Viterbo have played once and that meeting was won by the V Hawks on September 3, 2011 in Bellevue.  Dordt lost 25-17, 25-14, 25-18.  Schuller had ten kills in the loss while Flock had 14 for the winners.

We had to dig deep for the last meeting with Taylor.  That was a 2001 national tournament pool play match won by the Defenders 30-24, 30-13, 30-26.  Darci Wassenaar led Dordt with 15 kills and Rachel Pontier 13.  Wassenaar also had 14 digs along with AJ Lefever .  Dordt leads the series 2-0.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE…Columbia is scheduled to face Hannibal-Lagrange in conference play on Tuesday, October 16.

Viterbo will play AIB on Tuesday in conference action.

Taylor plays Bethel (Indiana) in conference play on October 17.

Standings (Thursday, October 11)
Hastings 8-0/18-3
Dordt 8-1/18-4
Doane  6-3/19-7
Midland 6-3/14-8
Northwestern 5-3/16-6
Nebraska Wesleyan 3-4/9-10
Concordia 4-6/8-12
Morningside 3-6/12-10
Briar Cliff 3-7/11-12
Mount Marty 1-8/4-16
Dakota Wesleyan 0-6/4-19

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 def. Briar Cliff  3-0
Concordia def. Nebraska Wesleyan 3-1

Wednesday, September 19
Doane def. Midland  3-2
Morningside def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-1
Dordt def. Mount Marty 3-0

Friday, September 21
Nebraska Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 3-0

Saturday, September 22
Midland University def.  Mount Marty College 3-0
Hastings College def. Northwestern College 3-0
Dordt College def. Nebraska Wesleyan University 3-2
Concordia University def. Dakota Wesleyan University 3-2
Doane College def. Morningside College 3-2

Tuesday, September 25
Mount Marty def.  Dakota Wesleyan 3-0

Wednesday, September 26
Briar Cliff def. Morningside 3-0
Midland def. Nebraska Wesleyan 3-0
Hastings def. Concordia 3-0
Dordt def. Northwestern 3-2

Saturday, September 29
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Mount Marty College 0
Hastings College 3, Briar Cliff University 1
Midland University 3, Northwestern College 1
Morningside College 3, Concordia University 1
Doane College 3, Dordt College 1

Tuesday, October 2
Briar Cliff University 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Doane College 1

Wednesday, October 3
Hastings College 3, Midland University 2
Dordt College 3, Morningside College 2
Northwestern College 3, Mount Marty College 0

Friday, October 5
Concordia 3, Briar Cliff 2

Saturday, October 6
Dordt College 3, Midland University 2
Concordia University 3, Mount Marty College 0
Hastings College 3, Morningside College 0
Doane College 3, Briar Cliff University 2

Tuesday, October 9
Dordt College 3, Briar Cliff University 1  
Hastings College 3, Doane College 1
Morningside College 3, Mount Marty College 1

Wednesday, October 10
Midland University 3, Concordia University 0
Northwestern College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0

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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