Dordt defeats Concordia 3-0 (26-24, 25-18, 25-12)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt rallied from a 23-18 deficit in set one two win and then rolled to a 3-0 win over the Concordia Bulldogs on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The Defenders capped set one with a pair of 4-0 runs to seize the momentum away from the visitors. A kill by Joscelyn Wind made it 23-19 and a kill by Brooke Granstra pushed the Defenders to 23-20 in the set one battle. An attack error and a ball handling error by Concordia got Dordt to within 23-22 but Alex LaPlant banged out a kill to stop the Dordt rally.
It was Granstra that started the next rally with a kill land an attack error by the Bulldogs evened the set at 24-24. Back to back kills by Granstra closed the set and Dordt was on its way to the sweep.
The Bulldogs did lead 8-3 and 9-5 in set two but the Defenders had a five point run to lead 10-9 and never trailed again in scoring the final five points of the set. Set three was all Dordt as the Defenders started with a 4-0 run and went on to win 25-12.
-Dordt had a .307 kill efficiency to Concordia’s .087.
-Julia Lindbergh led Dordt with 11 kills and she had three ace serves.
-Brooke Granstra had nine kills and 10 digs while Jamie Gesink put up 32 assists and had two kills with 11 digs.
-Haley Moss had seven kills and six block assists and Elizabeth Kiel and Ema Altena each had six kills with Kiel putting down six assists.
-Dordt is 8-2 in the GPAC and 15-5 overall while Concordia is 3-7 and 11-15.
COACH HANSON SAID
“After a slower and calculated start toe the first set we finished in a frenzy and I was very pleased with our finish in all areas of our game. The great part was we continued to grow stronger in serve receive and blocking against a Concordia team that came out to get us. This match was important for us to continue moving towards our conference championship goals.”
Dordt def. Concordia 3-0
Hastings def. Northwestern 3-0
Doane def. Briar Cliff 3-0