Briar Cliff defeats Dordt 3-0 (25-9, 25-21, 25-16)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Briar Cliff took control of the men’s volleyball match with Dordt College with a 25-9 win in set one and pulled away late in sets two and three for a pair of set wins and the eventual 3-0 match victory.
After dropping set one the Defenders trailed 10-9 after a Briar Cliff attack error in set two. The Chargeres proceeded to score the next three points and led 13-9. The lead grew to as many as 17-12 before the Defenders mounted a comeback to trim the lead to 21-20 after a Ben Tiemersma kill and an attack error by Briar Cliff. The difference was still one at 22-21 before Briar Cliff ran off the final three points for a 25-21 win.
Set three was played mostly with at least a four point difference after a 7-7 tie and Briar Cliff controlled the set for the 25-16 win.
-Dordt had 18 kills on 75 attacks while Briar Cliff had 40 kills on 78 attacks.
-Ben Tiemersma had 10 kills and seven digs for the Defenders.
-Danny Beaton had four kills for the Defenders.
-Peyton Schirman and Karson Kruz each had 11 kills for Briar Cliff to lead all players.
-Tyler Postma put up 15 assists for Dordt.
-The Defenders are now 1-8.
-Dordt will host Grand View on Tuesday, February 28.