Dordt defeats Concordia 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-22)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College went to Seward, Nebraska on Saturday, September 24 and came away with its fourth win in GPAC play.
The Defenders trailed briefly at 16-15 before forcing a tie and taking the lead on an attack error. Elizabeth Kiel and Haley Moss followed with kills and Dordt got up 20-17 and Concordia got no closer than two as Dordt scored the final five points of the set on two kills by Ema Altena, one by Joscelyn Wind and two Concordia attack errors.
The Defenders put a stranglehold on the match in set two with a 9-0 run to start the set as Summer Jansen did the honors for Dordt after Altena recorded a block point to start the set. Concordia fought back to within four, the final time at 19-15 but the gap was too much for the hosts to overcome as they fell 25-17.
Dordt very nearly ran away and hid with set three, but the Bulldogs fought back from an 8-3 deficit to tie the score at 12-12. Dordt trailed 18-16 and 19-17 before tying the score with a Julia Lindbergh kill and a Concordia attack error. Dordt took the lead for good at 21-20 on another Lindbergh kill and a Haley Moss kill finished for Dordt at 25-22.
Dordt hit for a .146 kill efficiency as a team while limiting Concordia to -.050.
Dordt scored 13 points on blocks to five for the hosts.
Dordt recorded three ace serves to two for Concordia. Concordia came into the match score over two points per set on ace serves.
Altena led Dordt’s balanced attack with nine kills and she had four block assists.
Kiel had seven kills and two solo blocks and four block assists.
Lindbergh and Moss each had six kills.
Wind had a team high seven block assists.
Jamie Gesink had 23 assists, seven digs, five kills and a block assist.
Jill Schouten had 14 digs while Lindbergh and Altena each had service ace.
Dordt is now 12-3 overall and 4-1 in the GPAC while Concordia is 10-9 overall and 2-3 in GPAC play.
Dordt will travel to Orange City to face Northwestern on Wednesday night, September 28.
COACH HANSON SAID
“We played some great streaks of points including a 9-0 start to the second set. The test for us came at times of mental focus and playing clean, well executed volleyball. We are glad to get this sweep on the road.”