Women's Varsity Volleyball vs. Midland (NE)

L 1-3

5:00 PM - Saturday, September 27, 2014
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match

Recap

The Dordt College volleyball lost a 3-1 decision to no. 10 ranked Midland on Saturday, September 27 in Sioux Center, Iowa. The Defenders won set one 25-15 but the visitors took set two 25-17 to even the match. The contest seemed to hinge on set three where Midland held off the Defenders 29-27 and Midland won the match with a convincing win in set four 25-16.<p>
Dordt controlled set one, building a 10-4 lead with a four point run. Another seven point run put the Defenders up 18-5 and the lead proved to be too much for Midland to overcome.<p>
Set two was the opposite with Dordt surrendering the lead for good at 6-5 and Midland led 9-5 after a five point run. Dordt got to within 10-7 but Midland scored eight of the next ten points to lead 18-9 and the Warriors evened the match with the 25-17 win.<p>
Midland seemed to have set three in hand, leading 17-14, but the Defenders hung around to make a charge. Dordt pulled even at 24-24 on back to back points, the first on an Elizabeth Kiel kill and the second on a Midland attack error. The two teams traded points and Dordt took the lead at 26-25 on a Midland attack error. Dordt served for the win but came up empty as Midland got a Heather Prybl kill to tie it at 26-26. Midland took the lead on an Erin Sorahan kill. Dordt fought off set point on a ball handling error by the Warriors but back to back kills by the visitors finished the 29-27 score. The set featured 15 ties.<p>
With the momentum carrying over from set three, the Warriors controlled set four and won it 25-16.<p>
Dordt had 45 kills and 65 digs with a .193 kill efficiency and the Defenders earned 17 points off of blocks. Midland had 60 kills with 64 digs and had a .217 kill efficiency.<p>
Haley Moss had 12 kills and Jenna Horstman 11 while Elizabeth Kiel had eight kills. Kayla Bartman had 33 assists with three kills and 15 digs. Brooke Wolterstorff and Meghan Krausman had 15 digs and Krausman had three ace serves. Elizabeth Kiel had 10 block assists and one solo.<p>
Midland was led by KC Heimann with 16 kills and Ashley Wheeler and Heather Prybl each had 13 kills. Megan Farley had 51 assists and Molly Pettit had 15 digs.<p>
Dordt is 10-7 overall and 4-2 in the GPAC while Midland improves to 15-3 overall and 5-0 in the GPAC.<p>
Dordt will travel to Mount Marty on Wednesday night, October 1 and will face Doane on the road on Friday night, October 3.