Dordt defeats Briar Cliff 3-1 (17-25, 25-14, 25-15, 25-18)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt started slowly but closed in a hurry with a GPAC volleyball win over Briar Cliff in Sioux Center on Saturday evening.
Dordt never led in set one as the hosts fell behind 9-4 before fighting back to an 11-11 tie as Brooke Granstra put away a kill. The score was tied again at 12-12 before the Chargers pulled away for a 25-17 win.
Set two saw Dordt take the lead 3-2 on a Jamie Gesink ace serve and Briar Cliff had an attack error. Dordt eventually led 6-2 before the Chargers tied it at 6-6 and 8-8. The score was still 12-11 Dordt when Julia Lindbergh got a kill and that led to an attack error by the Chargers and an eventual 15-11 lead. Briar Cliff scored back to back points to cut it to 15-13. Dordt seized the momentum with three kills by Granstra and two by Haley Moss and Dordt won 25-14.
Set three was 13-13 when Brooke Granstra slammed a kill for the lead and Aubrey Drake went to the service area and she proceeded to serve ten straight times and Dordt ended up winning 25-15.
Set four saw the Chargers get up 3-0 before Dordt tied it on an Ema Altena kill at 5-5 and a Summer Jansen ace serve put the Defenders up for good 7-6. A three point run gave the Defenders a four point lead 15-11 and Dordt steadily grew the lead out to a 25-18 final.
-Brooke Granstra had 20 kills and 11 digs and didn’t commit a hitting error until the fourth set.
-Haley Moss and Ema Altena each had nine kills and just one hitting error between them.
-Jamie Gesink had 37 assists, five kills, 14 digs and two ace serves.
-Granstra had six block assists and Elizabeth Kiel had five.
-Dordt hit for a .259 kill efficiency and limited Briar Cliff to .103.
-Dordt scored 11 points on blocks and six on ace serves.
-Briar Cliff gave Dordt 25 points with attack errors and six on service errors including three in a row in set four.
-Dordt’s 11 match winning streak is the longest in Hanson’s tenure and is the longest since 2010.
COACH HANSON SAYS
“We were less eager in the front part of the match than I wanted us to be and it showed in the service line and we were just reacting just a split second late. This was a great win for us. Once we turned it on we kept it on. We stayed steady, focused and aggressive,” said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson.
Post game comments from Chad Hanson available here.
Concordia University 3, College of Saint Mary 1
Midland University 3, Doane College 2
Dordt College 3, Briar Cliff University 1
Dakota Wesleyan University 3, Morningside College 1
Hastings College 3, Nebraska Wesleyan University 1
Dordt is 11-1 overall and 3-0 in the GPAC. Briar Cliff slips to 8-4 and 1-2. Dordt will face Morningside on Wednesday in Sioux City.