Dordt defeats Midland 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-20)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender volleyball won match of rated teams in GPAC play with a sweep of the Midland Warriors Saturday afternoon in Fremont, Nebraska.
The Defenders took the lead for good in the first set with a 4-3 lead on an Ema Altena service ace and the lead eventually grew to 6-3 after another Altena ace and a block by Jessi De Jager and Leah Kamp.
The hosts tied the set at 17 and 18 before three straight points by the Defenders opened up a lead that grew to a 25-20 win.
In set two Dordt had the early led but the Warriors came back to lead 20-19. An Altena kill followed by an attack error gave Dordt a 21-20 lead the didn’t relinquish on the way to a 25-22 win.
Dordt maintained a lead for much of the third set but Midland got it down to 23-22. After a Dordt timeout the Defenders went to Altena who delivered a kill to get to set point. An attack error gave Dordt the final margin of 25-22.
Dordt hit for a .211 kill efficiency and had a 41-37 kills advantage. Dordt hit .357 in set three.
The Defenders scored four points on ace serves and seven on blocks while Midland had four points with aces and eight blocks. Midland was charged with eight service errors.
Altena led all players with 13 kills and Leah Kamp had eight while Ally Krommnedyk put down seven.
Jamie De Jager recorded 35 assistss and Aubrey Drake led all players with 14 digs.
Dordt is now 12-2 overall and 6-0 in the GPAC while Midland is 14-3 and 6-1.
Dordt will host Hastings and Doane late this week in Friday and Saturday matches.
COACH HANSON SAID
“We played a strong match and felt good in many areas of this contest while facing a very talented opponent in Midland. We were pleased with our blocking and defensive hustle. The serving was a definite area of strength for us as well. This match helped us in the hunt for a conference title which is still many weeks away from being determined. With a great day of fellowship in church tomorrow we anticipate an exciting week of volleyball ahead hosting Hastings on Friday night.”