Vanguard def. Dordt 3-0 (25-19, 25-23, 25-17)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College volleyball team was unable to seize the momentum in their first match of Friday’s play at Vanguard in Costa Mesa, California and fell 3-0 to the Lions.
In set one the Defenders did build a 17-13 lead on a Haley Delperdang kill but and a Jamie Gesink kill made it 18-14. Three unanswered points got the Lions to within 18-17 and the score was tied 19-19 moments later. The hosts ended the set on an eight point run and took the 25-19 win.
Set two saw Dordt have a golden opportunity to tie the set when it built a 23-18 lead on a Julia Lindbergh kill. Another seven point run by the hosts turned the deficit into a 25-23 win and a 2-0 lead.
A four point run in the third set by the Lions gave then an 18-12 lead that proved to be too much as Dordt got no closer than 19-16 on a Leah Kamp kill before losing 25-17.
COACH HANSON SAID
“This match was difficult for us to create any sense of consistency. Areas or our game were off. Vanguard played solid and we needed to respond better. A tough match to learn in but we will grow from it.”
- Dordt struggled at the net with a -.030 kill efficiency.
- Dordt had 24 kills and 27 attack errors in the match.
- Ema Altena had eight kills and Julia Lindbergh had six.
- Summer Jansen had 15 digs and two service aces.
- Jamie Gesink put up 20 assists.
- Dordt allowed 16 Vanguard service aces.
Dordt will face Eastern Oregon on Friday afternoon at 3:30 pm (central).