Dordt defeats Jamestown 3-0 (25-22, 25-21, 25-16)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender volleyball team secured it’s fifth win of the GPAC season with a 3-0 win over Jamestown in Sioux Center on Friday night.
Dordt started with a 4-0 lead in set one but Jamestown rallied and worked its way into a 21-18 lead with five points in a row. Dordt started its comeback with a block and then followed that with an Ally Krommendyk kill.
A Jamestown kill made it 22-20 for the visitors but a ball handling error and an Ema Altena kill tied it and Altena had back to back kills to get Dordt to set point and Jamie De Jager’s dump shot finished it 25-22.
Dordt worked its way to a 15-10 lead in set two with three straight points and the Jimmies got no closer than three the rest of the set and Dordt had a 25-21 win with Leah Kamp’s block sealing it.
The two teams had nine ties in set three with the final coming at 16-16. Altena snapped the tie with a kill and five straight attack errors by Jamestown put Dordt up 22-16 and kills by Altena and Kamp pushed Dordt to match point and a block by Kamp and Altena finished it.
Dordt was led by Ema Altena’s 17 kills with a .424 kill efficiency. The senior outside hitter also had six block assists.
Leah Kamp had eight kills and Jessi De Jager seven.
Jamie De Jager had 34 assists and 14 digs with a service ace.
Aubrey Drake had 21 digs and Hannah Connelly recorded two service aces.
Dordt allowed one service ace and had four.
The Defenders had a 43-27 kills advantage with a .202 kill efficiency.
Dordt recorded ten points on blocks while the visitors had eight.
Dordt is now 11-2 overall and 5-0 in the GPAC. Jamestown slips to 11-3 and 3-2.
COACH HANSON SAID
“I think this very veteran team realizes what its goals are and the importance of each match and is singularly focusing on an opponent like Jamestown. I really respect our team for how it came into this match and prepared mentally and executed well. It was a joy to watch and I’m very grateful for it.”
Dordt will face Midland on Saturday in Fremont, Nebraska at 3:00.