Rocky Mountain defeats Dordt 3-2 (25-15, 25-21, 20-25, 22-25, 15-11)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender women’s volleyball team fell for the first time this season with a 3-2 loss to Rocky Mountain (Montana).
The Defenders started slow and fell 25-15 in set one and dropped set two 25-21.
Dordt began a comeback in set three with a 25-20 win and evened the match with a 25-22 victory in set four.
Rocky Mountain took a lead near the midpoint of set five and had a three point run to take the lead 9-6 and held on to win 15-11.
Dordt had a 66-52 kills advantage but was hampered by 37 attack errors.
Rocky Mountain recorded 12 points on blocks and six on ace serves while Dordt had six points on blocks and eight ace serves.
Ema Altena had 29 kills to top the Defenders and she had 14 digs.
Leah Kamp had 11 kills and Julia Lindbergh had ten kills.
Jamie De Jager recorded 49 assists and had 12 digs.
Aubrey Drake had a match high 26 digs.
COACH CHAD HANSON SAID
“We were outplayed early on and needed to focus our attention on executing well against a Rocky Mountain team that was executing very well. The third and fourth sets saw us respond strong and in the fifth set we just made too many mistakes.”