Dordt defeats Mount Marty 25-17, 25-13, 25-19
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt controlled most of the match with Mount Marty on Wednesday night, October 14 in Yankton, South Dakota on the way to a 3-0 match win.
Dordt raced to a 5-0 lead and an eventual 15-9 advantage before Mount Marty scored three points in a row to narrow the difference to 15-12. The teams swapped points to 17-14 before Dordt scored points on an attack error, an Ema Altena kill and a Jamie Gesink kill for a 20-14 lead before winning it 25-17.
Set two had six ties to 8-8 before three points in a row put Dordt up 11-8 with a kill by Jenna Horstman. Later a Brooke Granstra ace put Dordt up 16-9 and Dordt won it going away 15-13 with Summer Jansen putting a service ace in for the final point.
The third set was tight through a 14-14 tie but back to back points on an Elizabeth Kiel kill and a Mount Marty Attack error put Dordt up for good and the Defenders scored six of the last seven points for the 25-19 win.
-Dordt is now 18-3 overall and 9-1 in the GPAC.
-Mount Marty is 7-14 and 2-8 in the leage.
-Dordt hit for a .650 kill efficiency in set two in 20 attacks and had 15 kills. Dordt hit .292 for the entire match.
-Brooke Granstra had a team high 12 kills and hit .444 and added two blocks, two ace serves and nine digs.
-Jenna Horstman had 10 kills and Ema Altena had nine with one error in 23 attacks for a .348 success rate.
-Elizabeth Kiel and Haley Moss had seven and six kills respectively.
-Jamie Gesink put up 43 assists with two service aces and had six digs.
-Summer Jansen had 16 digs and handled all 25 of her possible serve receptions cleanly.
-Mount Marty was led by Sierra Kloth with six kills and the Lancers hit .089.
-Dordt has won four matches in a row.
-The loss stopped a two match winning streak for the Lancers.
-This was the first of three straight matches on the road for Dordt.
-Saturday the Defenders travel to face no. 2 ranked Midland which lost for the first time this season on Wednesday 3-2 to Concordia. Dordt and Midland are both 9-1 in GPAC play. Three other teams have two losses in league play.
COACH HANSON SAYS
“We wanted to serve tough—that was an important piece and I like how we did that,” said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson. “They were out of system quite a bit. Our serve receive passers took some ownership and said that they really wanted to keep us in system every single time.
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