Dordt defeats Taylor (Indiana) 25-22, 26-24, 25-15
How It Happened
Set one featured four ties with Dordt taking an 18-13 lead on a Haley Moss. Taylor got to within 19-18 and the lead was still one at 20-19 as the team traded points. A kill by Brooke Granstra and an attack error by Taylor gave the Defenders a 22-20 lead. Taylor made one more charge three two of the next three points narrowing the lead to 23-22. Ema Altena’s kill got the Defenders to set point and she finished the set with a kill on the next point.
Set two was equally tight with 13 ties. Both teams led by as many as five points and Dordt trailed 20-16. An attack error by Taylor tied the set at 21-21. The set was tied at again at 22, 23 and 24. Dordt had to fight off set point with a Granstra kill to tie it at 24-24. Moss put a kill away to give the Defenders 25-24 and Jamie Gesink delivered an ace serve to win the set.
Dordt raced to a 12-3 lead in set three and the set was never close with Dordt winning 25-15.
By The Numbers
Dordt hit for a .172 kill efficiency to a .089 kill efficiency for the Trojans.
Gesink put up 35 assists and put in three service aces with eight digs.
Haley Moss had 13 kills in 23 attacks and Granstra had nine kills against one error in 20 attacks for a .400 efficiency. Ema Altena had nine kills and Elizabeth Kiel had 14 digs and Meghan Krausman had ten.
Taylor had ten points on blocks to Dordt’s eight.
Taylor’s Becca Gerig had eight kills and Kelly Arnold had six.
A Key Stat
Dordt had nine service aces with five errors and had just four serve reception errors.
What The Coach Said
"Great production from all areas of offense and defense kept us playing fun volleyball," said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson. "We were tested in the second set and responded well with a great finish which we carried into the third set."