Jamestown defeats Dordt 22-25, 25-23, 25-22, 22-25, 15-13
HOW IT HAPPENED
A six point run by the Jamestown Jimmies propelled the hosts to the 3-2 win over the Defenders in non-conference volleyball.
Dordt won set one as Dordt went on a 3-0 run to go from tied 3-3 to up 6-3. Ema Altena had a pair of kills in the run and Dordt never trailed again. Dordt got up by as much as five at 10-5 and again at 13-8 as the teams traded points. Jamestown eventually tied the set at 16 and 17 but Dordt had an answer with Altena again recording a kill. The two teams then exchanged points to see Dordt up 19-18 and Brooke Granstra put away a kill for the Defenders to go up by two and Dordt’s lead was never less than two the rest of the set for a 25-22 win.
Set two was a reversal of fortune for Dordt as the Defenders trailed early and managed to tie it 5-5. Back to back points by the hosts gave them the lead and the Jimmies never trailed again, fighting off a Dordt rally from a 16-11 deficit that got down to 21-20 on Aubrey Drake’s ace serve. It was also 23-22 and 24-23 but Dordt couldn’t complete the comeback and lost 25-23.
Dordt did lead early in set three and was still up 11-8 after a ball handling error, but a run of four points put Jamestown ahead eventually by an 18-13 margin. Dordt battled back to eventually tie it 20-20, getting the tying point off a Granstra kill after Jamie Gesink recorded a kill to get Dordt within one. Again Jamestown answered and the Defenders never tied it again falling 25-22.
Set four was tight from the start with ties at 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14 and 16. The Defenders took the lead for good with a Jenna Horstman kill followed by a Moss kill. Jamestown trimmed into the lead at 23-22 but a kill by Granstra followed by a Jamestown attack error gave Dordt the 25-22 win.
It appeared Dordt would roll in set five, building the biggest lead of the night at 10-4. A service error by Dordt and an attack error by Jamestown brought it to 11-5. A four point run breathed new life into the Jimmies but Dordt came back with back to back points on kills by Granstra and Horstman to put the visitors up 13-9. The Horstman kill was Dordt’s last point of the match. A kill followed by an ace made it 13-11 and a kill and a Dordt attack error tied it. Back to back kills by Bachman and Brown for Jamestown finished it 15-13.
-Dordt had 62 kills and a .265 kill efficiency. Dordt hit for a .414 kill efficiency in set one and .419 in set four.
-Jamestown had 67 kills and a .235 kill efficiency. Jamestown had 10 kills in 24 attempts in set five while Dordt was limited to 15 attacks and six kills.
-Jamestown had six ace serves and seven errors while Dordt had 1 ace and 13 errors.
-Both teams had 12 points on blocks.
-Brooke Granstra led all players with 16 kills and she had seven digs for Dordt.
-Ema Altena recorded 12 kills and had five blocks.
-Haley Moss and Elizabeth Kiel each recorded 11 kills and Jenna Horstman had seven for Dordt.
-Jamie Gesink put up 54 assists with 11 digs for the Defenders. Summer Jansen had 24 digs.
-Madison Wendel had 15 kills for Jamestown and Kaia Buck put up 36 assists while Aubrey Beaumont had 25.
-Dordt is now 2-1 in matches that have gone five sets in 2015.
-Jamestown has defeated Dordt in back to back meetings in the series having taken a 3-2 decision last season.
-Dordt 13-3 overall and will take a 5-1 record into its game with the College of Saint Mary on Saturday.
-Jamestown is now 9-7.
COACH HANSON SAID
"Being up 10-4 I’d like to see us nail some serve receive passes and be efficient with our swings."
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