Sister-to-Sister (wear pink)
Dordt defeated Dakota Wesleyan 25-11, 25-19, 25-20
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt never trailed in taking a 3-0 win over the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers on Wednesday night in Sioux Center.
Set one featured a tie early (1-1) before Dordt scored four points in a row for a 5-1 lead. Wesleyan was able to hang around and had the lead down to 10-7 after a Taylor Spence kill. Dordt followed with a kill by Jamie Gesink but Sammie Fluck had a kill for Dakota Wesleyan to bring the score to 12-8. Dordt proceeded to score the next eight points with Brooke Granstra serving a pair of aces in the run and Haley Moss had a pair of kills in the streak. Dordt ended up winning the set 25-11 with the final point coming on a ball handling error by Wesleyan.
Set two was tied 16-16 when a pair of attack errors by Dakota Wesleyan followed by a Jill Schouten ace and an Ema Altena kill put Dordt up 20-16 and the Defenders won it 25-19 with Granstra recording a kill for the final point.
Dordt was up 13-11 in set three before a run of eight points with Abby Pollema in the service area put Dordt up 21-11. Wesleyan got to within five on a couple occasions and four at 24-20 before a Wesleyan attack error handed Dordt its 15th win of the season.
-Dordt sweeps the season series with the Tigers and is now 32-0 against the Tigers since 1998.
-Dordt hit for a .305 kill efficiency and had 42 kills and ten errors. Dakota Wesleyan was limited to 31 kills and 24 errors with a .065 kill efficiency.
-Granstra (DC) had 10 kills and had four block assists.
-Jenna Horstman (DC) had nine kills and hit .400 for the match.
-Elizabeth Kiel (DC) had eight kills and no errors with block assists.
-Ema Altena (DC) had seven kills.
-Gesink (DC) put up 35 assists and had ten digs with two kills.
-Summer Jansen (DC) got to 16 digs.
-Dordt scored 12 points on kills to four for Dakota Wesleyan.
-Dakota Wesleyan was led by Lauren Tadlock’s 13 kills but she also had 13 errors.
-Dordt is 15-3 overall and 7-1 in the GPAC. Dakota Wesleyan is 2-6 in the GPAC and 10-10 overall.
-Dordt will host Doane on Saturday, October 10 in conference play.
COACH HANSON SAID
“I am pleased with this,” said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson. “I wanted us to come out and really establish some good rhythms and routines and how we’re doing them and to come out strong in the first set and win 25-11 on the scoreboard and execute a lot of different angles. I love our block. It’s a neat confidence builder for our side.”
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