Hastings defeats Dordt 3-1 (25-22, 25-17, 20-25, 26-24)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Hastings College Broncos fought off a Dordt College rally at the De Witt Gym to take the match up of teams ranked in the most recent NAIA Coaches’ Poll. Dordt was no. 14 in the poll released on September 6 while Hastings was no. 4.
Dordt got off to a quick start in set one and led 8-2 before Hastings climbed back into the set and tied the score at 17-17 on a Sage Meyer kill. Dordt would never lead again the set as the Broncos fought off Dordt ties at 19-19, 21-21 and 22-22. The last tie came on a service error. The Broncos scored the next three points to win 25-22.
Dordt led 9-7 in set two with a three point run turning a 7-6 deficit into a two point lead. Joscelyn Wind tied it with a kill and Elizabeth Kiel gave the Defenders the lead at 8-7 on a kill of her own. An attack error ended the run. The score was then tied at 10, 11, 12 and 13. The Broncos used an 8-2 advantage to lead 19-15 and scored the final five points of the set on two ace serves and three kills to win 25-17.
After the extended break in between sets two and three, the Defenders roared out to a 16-9 advantage and held off the Broncos when Hastings narrowed the difference to 17-14. Dordt scored five out of the next six points and kept the lead at four the rest of the way to win 25-20 and extend the match to a fourth set.
Dordt appeared poised to force a fifth set as the Defenders led 14-8 with a five point run in which all the points were scored on Hastings errors. Another run of three points on a pair of blocks and a kill by Elizabeth Kiel made the score 21-15 for Dordt but the Broncos controlled play the rest of the set.
Ema Altena’s kill put Dordt up 22-18 after a three point run by Hastings and a Joscelyn Wind kill put Dordt up 23-19. Four straight points by Matt Buttermore’s team got the Broncos event but Wind’s kill put Dordt on set point. A ball handling error on Dordt tied the score at 24-24 and two blocks by the Broncos sealed the set and win.
Dordt hit .114 for the match with 41 kills and 25 errors. Hastings hit .166 with 42 kills and 18 errors.
Hastings had an 8-5 service ace advantage and scored 16 points on blocks to Dordt’s nine.
Altena and Kiel led Dordt with 10 kills each while Wind had eight and Lindbergh recorded six along with Moss.
Gesink had 37 assists and three ace serves.
Jill Schouten got to 23 digs and Summer Jansen had 12.
Kiel led Dordt with five block assists.
Hastings was topped by Sage Meyer with 14 kills and Jennifer Klaudt had nine.
Katie Placke paced Hastings with 18 assists and Jill Bax had 18 digs. Placke had eight block assists and Logan Drueppel had nine block assists.
Dordt is 9-3 overall and 2-1 in the GPAC while Hastings improves to 2-1 overall and 11-2 in the GPAC.
Dordt will host Briar Cliff on Wednesday, September 21 and will travel to Concordia on Saturday, September 24.