Dordt defeats the College of Saint Mary 25-19, 27-25, 25-22, 25-22
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender volleyball team bounced back from back to back losses with a 3-1 win over the College of Saint Mary Flames in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday afternoon in GPAC play.
Dordt found itself down 15-13 after back to back points by the hosts on a kill and an attack error. A Flame attack error got Dordt to within 15-14 and Jill Schouten had a service ace followed by a Jamie Gesink kill. A service error tied the score at 16-16 but the Defenders responded with a three point run on kills by Elizabeth Kiel, Brooke Granstra and Ema Altena. Dordt continued to pull away and finished the set with four straight points with Granstra knockinganother kill through and Jenna Horstman had two kills in the run with the game winner recorded by Haley Moss.
Set two had the hosts pull out to a 19-13 advantage before Dordt staged a comeback that came up just short. The Defenders were down 22-15 before running off six points in a row with Granstra getting four kills. Dordt eventually tied it 23-23 on a Horstman kill and Horstman again tied it 24-24. The Flames never gave up the lead and scored back to back points on kills after they let the score get tied on a service error at 25-25.
Set three followed the same model with Dordt trailing 21-16. Three points in a row on an attack error, a Horstman kill and a Granstra kill got Dordt back in it but a service error by Dordt made it 22-19. Four points in a row capped by a Granstra ace serve gave Dordt a 23-22 lead and after a Flame timeout Elizabeth Kiel got a kill and the Flames had an attack error to give Dordt the 2-1 lead.
Nine ties marked the early going in set four with the last one at 12-12. Gesink recorded a kill and Dordt never trailed again as they went on a five point run and won by a 25-22 margin.
-Dordt had a .257 kill efficiency.
-Dordt had nine points on blocks.
-The College of Saint Mary Flames had a .187 kill efficiency and committed 20 attack errors with nine service errors.
-Dordt had 22 errors at the net and eight service errors.
-Brooke Granstra had 23 kills with a .455 kill efficiency and 12 digs with two service aces.
-Jenna Horstman had 14 kills.
-Jamie Gesink put up 55 assists and had 16 digs and was in on four blocks.
-Summer Jansen had 25 digs and Aubrey Drake had ten.
-Mallory Babic and Elaine Kramer both had 13 kills for the first year GPAC member College of Saint Mary.
-Dordt is 6-1 in the GPAC and 14-3 overall. The College of Saint Mary Flames are 1-6 in the league and 10-9 overall.
-Dordt hosts Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday, October 7.
COACH HANSON SAYS
"We are pleased to conclude our road trip week with another conference win. This past week tested us and we have discovered some valuable lessons that we need to grow through immediately. I love this team and how eager they are to improve and compete," said Dordt coach Chad Hanson.
Concordia University 3, Briar Cliff University 1
Dordt College 3, College of Saint Mary 1
Hastings College 3, Morningside College 0
Doane College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0