The Dordt College volleyball team earned its second win of the week and improved to 16-10 this season with one match remaining in the regular season. The Defenders had to come from behind in two of the sets in taking the sweep win over the Doane Tigers 25-22, 25-21, 26-24.<p>
Doane took an 11-5 lead early in the first set and forced Dordt to use a timeout. The Defenders battled back but Doane held them at bay and led 18-13 and 21-16 before a service error by the Doane Tigers started the Defenders on a six point run that pushed them in front 22-21 with an attack error by Doane. In fact, the final three points of the run came on attack errors by the visitors. A Breanna Fye kill tied the score at 22-22 but the Defenders scored the final three points to win the game getting the final point on a kill and the first points in the run on a service error and setting error by the Tigers.<p>
Set two featured 15 ties and five lead changes with Dordt scoring the final four points to pull away from a 21-21 tie. The first two points came on a service error and Brooke Wolterstorff added a kill for a 23-21 lead. A pair of blocks by Wolterstorff, teaming with Kayla Bartman and Jenna Horstman finished set two 25-21.<p>
Set three was equally tight with Dordt battling back from a three point deficit at 24-21. The Defenders started the run with a kill by Wolterstorff and Horstman kept the pressure on with a kill. A block by Horstman and Wolterstorff tied the score at 24-24 and an attack error by Doane put the Defenders at match point. Wolterstorff finished the match with a kill and Dordt had its tenth win of the conference season.<p>
The Defenders had a .310 kill efficiency with 45 kills and ten errors in 113 attempts and recorded eight points on blocks. Doane hit for a .192 kill efficiency and had five service aces.<p>
Dordt was led by Heather Showers with 11 kills and Elizabeth Kiel and Haley Moss each had eight. Jenna Horstman added six kills and Meghan Krausman led the team with 13 digs and Summer Jansen got to ten digs. Kayla Bartman put up 35 assists and had ten digs.<p>
Doane got 15 kills from Shelbi Mlynczak and Cassandra Choquette had ten kills. Julie Els got to 18 digs and Haley Norvell had 23 assists as Doane slipped to 6-9 in the GPAC and 14-17 overall.<p>
Dordt will face off with Northwestern on Wednesday night in Sioux Center in the regular season finale. Northwestern is currently 15-0 in the GPAC and has secured the regular season title.