Dordt def. Grand View 3-1 (25-23, 22-25, 25-20, 25-20)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender women’s volleyball team won a non-conference decision from Grand View in Sioux Center on Saturday, September 9. The Defenders had to overcome significant deficits in sets one and four before prevailing in the match up of ranked teams.
Grand View got up 12-6 in set one before Dordt scored nine of the next 11 points to take the lead on an Ema Altena kill. The score was tied at 17, 18 and 19 before Julia Lindbergh gave the Defenders the lead for good with a kill. The Defenders had set point serve at 24-21 but allowed back to back points before an Altena kill ended it.
Set two saw the Vikings take an early lead and Dordt was unable to overcome as the Vikings got up by as many as five and never led by less than two in the last half of the set winning 25-22.
The Defenders earned a reversal in set three by taking a 14-7 lead as Lindbergh recorded a pair of kills and Jamie Gesink had one for a three point run. Grand View narrowed the lead to 15-12 but Dordt answered the challenge with a run of points and won 25-20.
The Vikings appeared poised to send the match to a fifth set with a 17-14 lead but a service error gave the Defenders a point and Altena followed with a kill. A block by Altena and Ally Krommendyk tied the score and Krommendyk teamed with Gesink for the next point on a block. The score was tied at 18 and 19 before Dordt scored on an Altena kill and an attack error put the Defenders up 21-19. Two more Grand View attack errors sent Dordt in front 23-19 and the Defenders triumphed 25-20 on a Leah Kamp kill.
Ema Altena had 23 kills and hit for a .294 kill efficiency and had 14 digs with a service ace.
Leah Kamp added eight kills.
Krommendyk had seven kills with six block assists and Jamie Gesink had seven kills with 45 assists and a service ace.
Summer Jansen had 15 digs and one ace.
Dordt is now 14-2 and has won 13 matches in a row.
Dordt hit for a .232 kill efficiency and limited Grand View to .152.
Dordt had three points on ace serves to Grand View’s four.
Dordt scored eight points on blocks to seven for Grand View.
COACH HANSON SAID
“Ema is playing amazing volleyball. It’s fun to watch her continue to rise to the next level. Jamie is setting her really well and creating opportunities. Our ball control is freeing Ema up to be an attacker along with our middles. Lots of things have been moving for us…it’s been really fun.”
Dordt will travel to Orange City on Tuesday night to face Northwestern.