Dordt defeats Hastings 21-25, 25-19, 25-21, 25-12
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College volleyball team went on the road and upset the Hastings College Broncos in the last regular season match for both teams. The Defenders overcame a slow start in the noon match up to prevail in four sets.
Dordt started the match slowly and fell behind 19-10. The Defenders rebounded with three straight points on kills by Julia Lindbergh, Ema Altena and Elizabeth Kiel. The Defenders got as close as 23-21 after a service error but Logan Drueppel put a kill away and the Broncos won 25-21.
Set two was close up to a 15-14 lead for the Defenders. Three straight points on a kill by Altena, an ace by Aubrey Drake and another kill by Altena put Dordt up 18-15 and the Defenders were able to maintain and build the lead to a final of 25-19.
Hastings held an early lead in set three and was up 11-10 before an attack error by the Broncos tied it. The score was tied 12-12 and 13-13 before Dordt took control with a three point run on kills by Haley Moss and Elizabeth Kiel and an attack error. Hastings did tie it at 18-18 but an Altena kill started a five point run to put Dordt up 23-18 and Brooke Granstra won it 25-21.
Up 2-1 the Defenders were prepared for a tussle in set four that never developed. A five point run put the Defenders up 9-4 and another four point run had Dordt in a 13-6 lead. Hastings clipped into the lead with three straight points for a 13-9 deficit but another four point run took away an real comeback threat and Dordt won it 25-12.
Dordt hit for a .273 kill efficiency and had a .389 efficiency in set two.
-Hastings started the match with kill efficiencies of .310 and .314 but tailed off to .094 and .000 for a .178 match.
-Granstra led Dordt with 16 kills and had seven digs.
-Altena had 13 kills and five digs.
-Moss had ten kills.
-Jamie Gesink had 46 assists and 16 digs.
-Altena recorded four ace serves and Jill Schouten and Aubrey Drake each had 11 digs.
-Dordt totaled seven service aces to four for the Broncos.
-Dordt has now beaten four teams currently in the top-10 (Hastings, Midland, Grand View, Lourdes)
-Dordt is 21-6 this season and finishes the year 13-3 in the GPAC for third place.
Dordt will host Morningside in the GPAC Quarterfinals on Tuesday, November 8 at 7:30. The winner will face the winner of the Midland-Concordia match. The semifinals are scheduled for Thursday, November 10 and the finals will be on Saturday, November 12.