Hastings defeated Dordt 3-0 (25-17, 25-16, 25-20)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Hastings was in control most of the match with Dordt College and threw the GPAC regular season up for grabs with their win in Sioux Center on Saturday night.
Dordt never led in set one as Hastings scored four of the first five points. Dordt battled back to tie the game 6-6 on an attack error but Hastings went on a three point run and kept the Defenders at bay 15-13. The lead was still 17-14 when Dordt used a timeout but the Broncos scored the next two points to lead 19-14 and won going away 25-17.
Dordt led 1-0 but Hastings responded with back to back points in set two. The guests eventually built the lead to 7-4 and they moved up further at 12-7. Dordt got no closer than three as the Broncos rolled 25-16.
An Ema Altena kill started the scoring for Dordt in set three but it was Dordt’s only lead of that set as Hastings built a 7-3 and then fought off Dordt’s rally at 7-6. Dordt did eventually tie the set at 10-10 but the Broncos had a two point answer with a Dordt attack error and a kill. Up 24-18 the Broncos allowed Dordt back to back points on an Altena kill and an attack error but Dordt’s rally came up short 25-20.
-Dordt was led by Ema Altena’s nine kills and Jenna Horstman and Elizabeth Kiel had seven each.
-Jamie Gesink had 25 assists and Summer Jansen had 16 digs.
-Dordt had a .061 kill efficiency and was charged with 26 attack errors.
-Hastings had ten blocks and hit for a team kill efficiency of .209.
-Sage Meyer and Logan Drueppel each had nine kills for the Broncos.
-Dordt is 11-2 in the GPAC and 20-4 overall.
-Hastings is 11-2 in the GPAC and 20-6 overall.
-Dordt resumes play on Wednesday when they host Morningside.
-Dordt, Concordia, Hastings and Northwestern all have two conference losses. Midland has three.
COACH HANSON SAYS
“We were outplayed and needed to execute better in all aspects. Our compliments to Hastings for bringing a great game into our gym. This conference race will be fun to the end,” said Dordt College coach Chad Hanson.
Concordia University 3, Mount Marty College 1
Hastings College 3, Dordt College 0
Midland University 3, Briar Cliff University 0