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Dordt Volleyball Concludes Regular Season

November 2, 2012

WHERE AND WHEN… Dordt College travels to Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Nebraska .  The junior varsity match starts at 3:30 and the varsity at 5:00.  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 RIVAL… Nebraska Wesleyan is 6-9 in GPAC action and 12-15 overall.  Wesleyan is on a five match losing skid, dropping matches to Morningside, Hastings, Briar Cliff, Doane and Midland.  The last win for the Prairie Wolves was a 3-0 win over Dakota Wesleyan on October 19.

Nebraska Wesleyan averages 12.7 kills per set and allow 12.5.  The Prairie Wolves feature an attack that has a .185 kill efficiency and they also get 1.1 ace serves and 1.8 blocks per outing.  Wesleyan digs up 17.9 attempted kills per set.

Katelyn Walsh averages 3.65 kills per set with a .173 kill efficiency with 0.51 blocks per outing.  Karny Kuehl is averaging 2.27 kills per outing and Cicely Batie is knocking down 2.07 with a .297 kill efficiency.  Alex Springman puts up 9.19 assists per outing and Mackenzie Hite is the top digger with a 5.31 average.

THE DEFENDERS… The Defenders are 22-10 this season and 11-4 in the conference and need a win to snap a two match losing streak.  Dordt is averaging 12.1 kills per outing with 1.4 ace  serves and 2.5 blocks.  Dordt also gets to 13.9 digs per outing.  Dordt’s recent losses are to Morningside and Northwestern and they are currently tied for second place in the GPAC with Midland and Doane.

Danae Geels is the team leader in kills with a 2.53 average and a .257 kill efficiency.  Katelyn Schuller is at 2.43 kills and Lindsey Floen averages 2.36 kills with a .283 kill efficiency and she puts down 1.13 blocks per outing.  Loy Sahr is averaging 2.04 kills and right at one block per outing.  Kayla Gesink puts up 9.28 assists and gets 2.48 digs while Kayla Broekhuis is the team leader in digs at 4.23.  Gesink and Jana Van Zanten share team honors with 33 service aces and Jocelyn Bousema has 31 to go with 1.64 digs per outing.

LAST ACTION… Midland dropped Nebraska Wesleyan 3-2 with set scores of 25-16, 24-26, 25-22, 22-25 and 15-12.  Walsh and Karny each had 16 kills with Alex Springman registering 25 assists and Alexa Rosenau put up 25 assists.  Hite topped the team with 22 digs.

Dordt was also on the losing end of a five set decision, dropping a contest with Northwestern 29-27, 21-25, 25-23, 16-25, 7-15.  Schuller led with 14 kills and Floen had 13.  Gesink put up 39 assists and had 13 digs and Broekhuis had 31 digs.

HISTORY… Dordt leads the series 10-2 and beat Nebraska Wesleyan on September 22 by scores of 25-19, 19-25, 25-21, 23-25, 16-14.  Schuller had 18 kills and Geels 15 while Gesink put up 49 assists and Broekhuis had 25 digs.  Batie topped Wesleyan with 15 kills and Walsh had 12.  Springman accounted for 47 assists and Walsh had 16 digs.

LOOKING TO THE POST-SEASON…This is a very important match for the Defenders as they can wrap up at worst the third seed for the post-season tournament that opens on Tuesday, November 6.  A loss by the Defenders could drop them as far as fourth place.  Dordt will host a quarterfinal round match on Tuesday, November 6 at 8:00 against a team to be determined late on Saturday night.  The semifinal round will be played on Thursday, November 8 and the championship match is set for Saturday, November 10.

GPAC SCHEDULE AND SCORES…
Standings (Friday, November 2)
Hastings 15-0/25-3
Dordt 11-4/22-10
Doane  11-4/24-8
Midland 11-4/20-9
Northwestern 9-6/20-9
Briar Cliff 7-9/19-14
Nebraska Wesleyan 6-9/12-15
Morningside 6-9/15-13
Concordia 4-11/10-19
Dakota Wesleyan 2-13/6-26
Mount Marty 1-14/7-24

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
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0

Saturday, October 20
Hastings 3, Dordt 1
Midland 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0
Doane 3, Northwestern 2
Morningside 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 0

Tuesday, October 23
Briar Cliff 3, Mount Marty  0
Dordt 3, Dakota Wesleyan 1

Wednesday, October 24
Hastings 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 0
Doane 3, Concordia 2
Northwestern  3, Morningside  1

Saturday, October 27
Briar Cliff 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 2
Midland 3, Mount Marty 0
Hastings 3, Northwestern 2
Dordt 3, Concordia 0
Doane 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0

Tuesday, October 30
Briar Cliff 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0
Hastings 3, Midland 0
Doane 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 0
Morningside 3, Dordt 0
Northwestern 3, Mount Marty 1

Thursday, November 1
Briar Cliff 3, Morningside 1
Midland 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 2
Dakota Wesleyan 3, Mount Marty 1
Hastings 3, Concordia 1
Northwestern 3, Dordt College 2

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

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