Dordt defeats Davenport 3-1 (21-25, 25-21, 25-17, 25-16)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt surrendered a late lead in set one to fall 25-21 and trailed 18-12 in set two before staging a comeback and winning a four set decision with Davenport.
The comeback in set two was spurred by two Elizabeth Kiel kills and an Ema Altena kill. Abby Pollema served eight points in a row late in the set to put Dordt up 24-19.
Sets three and four were all Dordt College as the Defenders hit for a .438 and .457 kill effieciency in each set.
Dordt had a .351 kill efficiency in the match at the net and limited the Panthers to .205 success.
Brooke Granstra had 22 kills and ten digs.
Ema Altena had 12 kills and Julia Lindbergh added nine. Kiel had eight kills.
Jamie Gesink had 50 assists and seven kills with 12 digs.
COACH HANSON SAID
“We watched the first set unfold and started the second one being entertained by how well Davenport was playing. A switch flipped in our mind and spirit through the second set that created a flood of exciting Dordt volleyball. We are still learning what we need to do to prepare for our opponent from the first point of the match. I’m glad that this ended in four sets.”