Dordt College defeats Kansas Wesleyan 25-10, 25-6, 25-20
How It Happened
The no. 25 ranked Dordt College Defenders bounced back from a disappointing performance in match one against Indiana Wesleyan to beat Kansas Wesleyan 25-10, 25-6, 25-20 on day one of the Red Raider Classic in Orange City, Iowa.
Dordt wasted no time in establishing control with a 25-10 win in set one and a 25-6 win in set two. The Defenders were led by Brooke Granstra’s 13 kills against one error in 22 swings with a .545 kill efficiency. Haley Moss added nine and Jamie Gesink put up 28 assists. Dordt hit .390 as a team and had just eight attack errors in the match.
By The Numbers
Jenna Horstman added six kills for Dordt and Elizabeth Kiel and Ema Altena both had four.
Summer Jansen led the team with 11 digs and Meghan Krausman dug up seven.
Gesink accounted for three ace serves and Granstra had six block assists while Altena had five in that category. Moss added four blocks.
The Coyotes got nine kills from Jori Mote and totaled 21 kills as a team.
Dordt scored nine points off of blocks to Wesleyan’s three.
The Key Number
The Defenders were able to pressure Kansas Wesleyan into a negative hitting match as the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference member had 23 errors against 21 kills in 84 swings for a -.024 attack.
What The Coach Said
"After a slow and quiet start to our season in the Indiana Wesleyan match, we showed poise and excitement in the Kansas Wesleyan match. The learning curve is steep for our team and we have great opportunities to compete in day two of the tournament," said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson.
Rise and Shine
Dordt is back at it on Saturday morning when the Defenders face Taylor who is receiving votes in the NAIA polling at 11:00 AM and Davenport at 3:00 PM. The Panthers are no. 13 in the NAIA Preseason Poll.