GPAC Tournament Quarterfinals
The Dordt College Defender volleyball team saw its season come to a close with a 3-0 loss to the Briar Cliff Chargers in the quarterfinal round of the GPAC tournament. The Chargers advance to the semifinal round to face Doane on Thursday.
Dordt was on the short end of a 25-22 decision in set one, trailing from the start. Dordt tied it at 17-17 on a Kayla Broekhuis ace serve but never took the lead, staying within 21-20 before falling.
Set two had the Defenders in front 10-6 lead after an attack error by Marisa Van Driel for Briar Cliff. The Chargers continued to whittle the lead down and tied it at 13-13 and they eventually took the lead at 17-16 on a Defender hitting error. Dordt was up 24-21 and looked poised to even the match but a three point run by the visitors made it 24-24 and the teams battled overtime with ties at 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 with the Chargers winning it on a kill by Brooke Maguire and a hitting error by Dordt.
Set three saw the Chargers get up 17-12 but Dordt scored five in a row to tie it at 17-17, getting the tying point on a block by Lindsey Floen and Meghan Krausman. Briar Cliff got to set point 24-22 but Dordt got back to back points on attack errors and the hosts took the lead at 26-25 on a Krausman kill. A Lindsey Floen kill gave Dordt a 27-26 lead but Jenni Semprini tied it with a kill and the Chargers went on to win it 292-7.
Dordt was led in kills by Krausman and Danae Geels with ten kills each. Lindsey Floen added nine and was in on seven blocks. Kayla Gesink put up 28 assists and Kayla Broekhuis got to a match high 20 digs.
Monica Boeding accounted for 13 kills for the Chargers and Erin Frank had 39 assists. Lindsey Jardine topped the Chargers with 12 digs.
Dordt finishes the season with a 22-12 mark while Briar Cliff advances with a 20-14 mark.