Northwestern def. Dordt 3-1 (25-19, 19-25, 25-13, 25-20)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Northwestern downed Dordt in GPAC volleyball on Tuesday night in Orange City in a match up of nationally ranked teams. Each team controlled the sets they won as the Red Raiders defended their home court.
Dordt led 8-6 in set one on an attack error but Northwestern scored the next eight points to take control at 15-8 and Dordt was unable to get any closer than 20-15 in falling 25-19.
Dordt reversed fortune in set two with a five point run to go up 15-10 but Northwestern tied it with five straight points and it was tied at 16 and 17 before Dordt scored eight of the next ten points and won it with four straight points—three of them on kills by Ema Altena.
Northwestern controlled set three and won 25-13 and got out to a 23-14 lead in set four before Dordt cut the lead to 24-20 but Northwestern was able to get in system and AJ Horstman recorded the final point for the match win.
Dordt had a kill efficiency of .205 while Northwestern’s was .331.
Dordt had six service errors and four service aces.
Northwestern had eight aces and nine errors.
Dordt committed 20 attack errors to 15 errors for Northwestern.
Dordt scored six points on blocks and Northwestern scored seven.
Ema Altena had 18 kills to lead all players.
Leah Kamp added nine kills and Julia Lindbergh had eight.
Jamie Gesink recorded 35 assists and Summer Jansen had 23 digs.
Northwestern was led by Anna Kiel’s 16 kills and Makenzie Fink had 15. Karsyn Winterfel recorded 15 digs and Lacey Wacker had 46 assists.
COACH HANSON SAID
“We left a lot of points out there and gave them opportunities to take some free swings. They were very comfortable and that was not the game plan coming in here and that’s a frustrating conclusion to this match.”
Dordt will travel to face Doane on Saturday, September 16 in Crete, Nebraska.