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Two Volleyball Matches This Weekend

October 18, 2012

WHERE AND WHEN… Dordt hosts Buena Vista on Friday, October 19 with the junior varsity starting the night against a team made up of alumni players at 5:45 and the varsity is scheduled to start at 7:30.  The match can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and on the web at www.dordt.edu/athletics . There will be a live video webcast available at www.dordt.edu/athletics.  Dordt will travel to Hastings on Saturday, October 20.  The junior varsity match gets started at 3:00 and the varsity will get underway at about 4:30.  Results and stats will be posted to www.dordt.edu/athletics and https://twitter.com/dcathletics and also at https://www.facebook.com/dordtdefenders .

THE RIVALS… The Buena Vista Beavers have a 4-19 record and they are 0-6 in Iowa Conference play.  Buena Vista is averaging  9.2 kills and 12.13 digs with 1.73 blocks and 1.62 ace serves. 

Kirsten Van Zuiden leads the team with a 2.88 kills per set average and Chelsea Clayton is at 2.6 kills.  Jena Peters and Abby Hinrichs account for 1.65 and 1.24 kills per outing and Courtney Van Haaften is the leader in assists with a 6.18 average.  Van Zuiden tops the team with 27 ace serves and Jordan Henningson gets to 2.97 digs and Chelsea Gubbels has a 2.71 dig average.

Buena Vista’s wins this season are over Grinnell, Monmouth, Knox and Lincoln Christian.  There is one common opponent with Dordt on the schedule and that is Mount Marty.  The Lancers beat Buena Vista 3-1 on September 28.

The Hastings College Broncos are the top team in the GPAC so far this season and stand 10-0 in the league and 20-3 overall while holding a no. 6 national ranking.

Hastings has losses to Grand View and Taylor along with a setback to Nebraska Kearney.  Hastings has won ten matches in a row at one point this season and is bidding for its ninth win in a row this weekend.  Hastings has been pushed to five sets five times and is 4-1 in those contests.

Hastings averages 13.07 kills per set and has a team kill efficiency of .251.  The Broncos are digging up 15 per set and average 2.36 blocks and 1.66 ace serves per contest.

Kendra Schwien si the leader in kills with a 4.33 average and Shayna Schacher is at 2.28 ad Katie Zoucha is at 2.18.   Haley Beardsley is at 10.45 assists per set and Lindy Matthews has a team high 34 service aces and Carissa Kinne is the team leader in digs with a 3.83 average.

THE DEFENDERS… Dordt College is 19-7 this season and 9-1 in conference play with the loss in the league coming to Doane College.  Dordt ended a three match losing streak on Tuesday with a win over Mount Marty in Yankton, South Dakota.

Dordt is averaging 12.26 kills per set with a team kill efficiency of .220 and they also average 1.46 ace serves per contest with 2.63 blocks and a total of 13.94 digs.

Danae Geels leads the team with a 2.62 kills per set average and she has a .274 kill efficiency.  Katelyn Schuller is good for 2.55 kills and Lindsey Floen is knocking down 2.35 kills per outing with a .291 kill efficiency and she tops the team with 1.17 blocks per set.  Loy Sahr has lifted her kill average to 2.11 and she is in on just under one block per set.  Kayla Gesink leads the team with 9.35 assists and she also has 30 ace serves and 2.56 digs.  Kayla Broekhuis gets to 4.07 digs and Jana Van Zanten accounts for 1.87 digs with a team high 31 ace serves.  Jocelyn Bousema has 28 service aces and Broekhuis 25.

LAST ACTION… Loras handled Buena Vista 25-14, 25-14, 26-24 on Tuesday night in Dubuque.  Chelsea Clayton had a team high 11 kills and Van Haaften had 23 assists.  Jessica Stocker and Kirsten Van Zuiden both had nine digs.

Hastings handled Dakota Wesleyan on Sunday, October 14.  Schacher had 13 kills in the 25-14, 25-11, 25-14 win and Beardsley had 42 assists.

Dordt nipped Mount Marty 25-22, 25-23, 25-22 in Yankton on Tuesday with Lindsey Floen getting 10 kills to lead the Defenders and  Geels had nine.  Gesink put up 31 assists and Broekhuis had nine digs.

HISTORY…Buena Vista and Dordt have played 17 times since since 1985 and Dordt has won all 17 matches.   The last meeting was on September 19, 2000 with Dordt winning 15-0, 15-3, 15-1.  Dordt was led by Karen Netz and Rebecca Baber with 11 kills each and Darci Wassenaar had eight kills.  Alisa Den Hartog and Stacy Vander Tuig have 22 and 12 assists respectively.  Amanda Franken had 11 digs.

Dordt beat Hastings last year in Sioux Center by scores of 25-21, 25-23, 15-25, 25-22.  Schuller had 13 kills and Geels 12.  Gesink put up 21 assists and Jessica De Stigter had 28.  Gesink also had a team high 15 digs.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE…Buena Vista is scheduled to face Mayville State, Valley City State and Waldorf on Saturday, October 20 in Forest City, Iowa.

After this weekend the Defenders will host Dakota Wesleyan on Tuesday, October 23.

Hastings is scheduled to travel to Nebraska Wesleyan on October 24.

GPAC SCHEDULE AND SCORES…
Standings (Thursday, October 18)
Hastings 10-0/20-3
Dordt 9-1/19-7
Midland 8-3/16-8
Doane  7-4/20-8
Northwestern 6-4/17-7
Nebraska Wesleyan 5-4/11-10
Morningside 4-7/13-11
Concordia 4-8/8-14
Briar Cliff 3-9/12-14
Dakota Wesleyan 1-8/5-21
Mount Marty 1-10/5-18

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 College 3, Morningside College 1

Saturday, October 13
Dakota Wesleyan University 3, Concordia University 1
Hastings College 3, Mount Marty College 1
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Northwestern College 0

Sunday, October 14
Hastings College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0

Tuesday, October 16
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Concordia 2
Dordt 3, Mount Marty 0

Wednesday, October 17
Northwestern 3, Briar Cliff 1
Midland 3, Doane 2
Morningside 3, Dakota Wesleyan 2

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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