Dordt defeats Dakota Wesleyan 3-0 (25-18, 25-15, 25-21)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College overcame a sluggish start to defeat Dakota Wesleyan in three sets on Tuesday, October 3 in a GPAC volleyball match played in Mitchell, South Dakota.
Dordt trailed in set one by a 3-1 score and fought tack to it at seven and took the lead for good at 11-10 with an Ema Altena kill that ignited a run of six out of seven points for the Defenders. Dordt eventually won the set 25-18 with Jamie Gesink and Leah Kamp providing the winner with a block.
The second set as all Dordt as the Defenders got out to a 10-3 lead and pushed the difference to 17-7 before settling for a 25-15 win.
Dordt again started slowly in the third set, getting down 11-7 and again 17-13 before staging a comeback. Altena and Julia Lindbergh each had kills and an attack error by Wesleyan got the Defenders to within 17-16. Back to back service aces by Altena gave the Defenders an 18-17 lead and Dordt never trailed again and won the set 25-21.
Ema Altena led the Dordt attack with 13 kills while Julia Lindbergh had eight while Haley Moss and Ally Krommendyk each had seven.
Jamie Gesink put up 33 assists and Summer Jansen had 25 digs.
Dordt had nine service aces with Altena and Gesink each recording three.
Gesink was in on a team high five assisted blocks as Dordt totaled ten points on blocks.
Dordt had a team kill efficiency of .196 for the match while Wesleyan was limited to .037.
Dordt is 19-3 this season and 7-1 in the league while Dakota Wesleyan slips to 12-10 and 1-6.
Dordt will face new no. 1 ranked Viterbo (Wisconsin) on Thursday night in Lacrosse, Wisconsin.
COACH HANSON SAID
“We rely on Summer and Jamie. They are our staple and foundation in which we operate…our offense, our defense and they provided a lot of continuity and consistency especially in the second set when we put a lot of subs in there so our lineup configuration was different.”