Women's Varsity Volleyball vs. Ashford

W 3-0

Bellevue Classic

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

Recap

SCORE

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

 

THE MATCH

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.

 

THE NUMBERS

-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.

COACH SAYS

"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."

TOMORROW

-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.