Dordt def. Culver Stockton (Missouri) 25-13, 25-19, 25-18 at Bellevue Bruin Labor Day Classic
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt started set one with a 13-5 advantage and Culver Stockton got no closer than six the rest of the contest.
Three straight service aces put Culver Stockton up 5-3 in set two but the Defenders tied it at 5-5. The score was tied again at 6, 7, 8, 10, 15 and 16 before Culver Stockton scored on back to back ace serves for an 18-16 lead. A Julia Lindbergh kill stopped the run and Elizabeth Kiel and Haley Moss each had kills to give the Defenders the lead. Another Kill by Kiel put Dordt up 20-18 and the Defenders scored five of the next six points, ending the set on a 9-1 run.
Three different players had kills for the Defenders in set three and Culver Stockton committed three attack errors as Dordt built a 7-1 advantage and never led by less than five the rest of the set in winning 25-18.
BY THE NUMBERS
-Brooke Granstra had 12 kills and six digs and had a .476 kill efficiency with two errors in 21 attacks and she was in on one solo block and five assists.
-Ema Altena had nine kills while Julia Lindbergh and Elizabeth Kiel both had six.
-Jenna Horstman put down five kills with no errors in 12 attacks.
-Aubrey Drake led the Defenders with 17 digs.
-Jamie Gesink had 38 assists.
-Jill Schouten had a pair of ace serves.
-Both teams scored six points on blocks.
-Both teams had six ace serves.
-Culver Stockton was led by Monica Bumbry and Kamrin Gold as both had seven kills and India Green had 26 assists.
-The Defenders had a kill efficiency of .377 and set the tone with a set one kill efficiency of .457.
"Many things went well for us in this match and we are especially pleased with how we controlled the ball in serve receive passing as well as from the serve line. Our athleticism is really making some fun volleyball happen on the court," said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson.
-Dordt is 4-1 and will face Ashford Friday night.