Dordt defeats Grand View 25-20, 20-25, 17-25, 25-19, 17-15
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt got out to a 1-0 lead in the match with a commanding win in set one behind a .258 kill efficiency but the host Grand View Vikings took the momentum away with a 25-20, 25-18 win in sets two and three.
The Defenders led from the start in set four to force a decisive set five with a 25-19 win and came from behind 8-6 in set five to win 17-15.
Play by play of the match was not readily available after the contest was over.
Ema Altena attacked for a .267 success rate and led the Defenders with 18 kills and she had eight digs. The sophomore also had a solo block and two assists.
Haley Moss and Joscelyn Wind each had ten kills and Elizabeth Kiel had nine kills. Wind had two solo blocks and Kiel assisted on three.
Julia Lindbergh added eight kills.
Jamie Geinsk put up 46 assists and had two service aces to match Aubrey Drake for the team lead in that category and she got to 14 digs.
Jill Schouten topped the team with 17 digs in the five set win.
Dordt had a .169 kill efficiency to Grand View’s .168.
Dordt had seven points on blocks and Grand View had 14 points on blocks. Dordt had a slight 7-4 service ace advantage.
Dordt is now 8-2 while Grand View is 6-2. The Vikings entered play no. 9 in the NAIA and Dordt was no. 14.
Dordt travels to Mitchell, South Dakota to face Dakota Wesleyan at the Corn Palace on Tuesday, September 13.
COACH HANSON SAID
“We started a strong match and finished the first set well from all aspects. The oddest part of the match was a 20 minute delay due to a facility issue. We continued strong following the unscheduled break but missed some opportunities to close out sets two and three. I am incredibly pleased with how set four progressed and the adjustments we made through it. Set five we were down at the side switch 6-8 but stayed focused, played together and got a tremendous road win against a quality team. What a great week for our volleyball program and Dordt athletics.”