Men's Varsity Volleyball vs. Graceland

L 2-3

1:00 PM - Saturday, March 18, 2017
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match



Graceland defeats Dordt 3-2 (25-20, 25-23, 23-25, 23-25, 15-6)


Dordt bounced back from a 2-0 deficit to force a decisive set five but came up short to the Graceland Yellow Jackets on Saturday afternoon, March 18 in Sioux Center.

Set one saw the visitors get out to a 12-7 lead before Dordt cut the lead to 19-17 with a three-point run as Tyler Postma and Alex Durbin were in on a block to get the Defenders to within two points.  Dordt got no closer than two the rest of the set and fell 25-20.

Dordt rallied from an 8-4 deficit to get within 17-16 on a Graceland service error.  The Defenders eventually tied the set 22-22 on an attack error and Caleb Brandsma a kill down to tie it again at 23-23.  The visitors banged out back to back points for a 25-23 win and a 2-0 decision.

Dordt seized the lead in set three and still led 21-20 before back to back points by Graceland put them on the brink of a 3-0 win.  Dordt tied the set with a Davis Konynenbelt kill and a service error by the Yellow Jackets tied it again 23-23.  Back to back attack errors by Graceland gave Dordt the win 25-23.

Dordt rode the momentum to take a 21-14 lead before Graceland got within 23-21 but a Brandsma kill made it 24-21 and Ben Tiemersma finished it with a kill for the 25-23 win.

Set five was a reversal of fortune for the Defenders as the Defenders surrendered a six point run to trail 9-4 and lost 15-6.


  • Dordt had a .285 kill efficiency and Graceland hit .353.
  • Graceland had an 8-4 ace serve advantage and had 78 kills to 44 for the Defenders.
  • Dordt accumulated 11 points on blocks.
  • Tiemersma had a team high 13 kills.
  • Tyler Postma had 35 assists.
  • Marcus DeWeerd had two ace serves and eight digs and Mark Schussler had a tean high 11 digs.
  • Danny Ly had a match high 30 kills for Graceland.
  • Dordt is 1-16 and will travel to face Briar Cliff on Monday.  Graceland is 7-14.