Women's Varsity Volleyball vs. Ashford

W 3-0

Bellevue Classic

7:00 PM - Friday, September 4, 2015
Bellevue, Nebraska
Non-conference Match



Dordt defeats Ashford 25-13, 27-25, 25-17 on day one of the Bellevue Bruin 2015 Labor Day Classic in Bellevue, Nebraska.



The Defenders pulled away from a 9-9 tie in set one to win the opening battled 25-13 behind a six point run.

Set two saw the Ashford Saints get up 18-11 before a five point run got the Defenders to within 18-16.  Ashford fought off the challenge and was on set point 24-22.  An Abby Pollema ace followed by a Brooke Granstra kill and a second Pollema ace got the Defenders to match point 25-24.  The Saints tied it 25-25 and back to back kills by Granstra and Ema Altena gave Dordt the set.

Set three went to Dordt as they controlled the whole way.  Dordt got up 17-9 and never saw the lead shrink to under four and won 25-17.



-Brooke Granstra had a match high 13 kills with ten digs and four block assists and she hit for a .440 kill efficiency.

-Haley Moss put down eight kills and had five block assists.

-Ema Altena had nine kills and was in on four block assists.

-Jamie Gesink had 30 assists.

-Summer Jansen recorded 12 digs

-The Defenders had a .245 kill efficiency and Ashford was limited to .095.

-Dordt outscored the Saints 9-5 on blocks and 8-4 on ace serves.


"We rose to the occasion in the second set in coming back from set point on the serving of Abby Pollema," said Dordt coach Chad Hanson.  "Ashford ran a fast tempo offense that our blockers grew into defending well.  It's really nice getting a second match win in three sets today.  Many of our Defenders contributed in all areas of this victory."


-Dordt takes a five match winning streak into their contests with the College of the Ozarks and Rocky Mountain.  The Defenders are 5-1 with their lone loss a dropped decision last week at the Northwestern Classic to Indiana Wesleyan.

-Ashford is now 7-6 and was in the receiving votes category of the NAIA Preseason Poll.