Dordt def. Morningside 3-0 (25-9, 25-14, 25-19)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College started fast and took a 3-0 sweep win from Morningside in GPAC play on Friday night in Sioux City.
Dordt scored the first six points of the match and never trailed in the first two sets to secure its ninth win of the 16-match GPAC schedule.
Dordt got a pair of kills by Ema Altena as they built a 7-1 lead that eventually grew to 9-1 after an Aubrey Drake service ace. Dordt kept rolling and was up 20-5 after a Julia Lindbergh kill and earned the 25-9 victory in the set.
Set two was more of the same with a 4-0 lead are a kill by Jamie De Jager followed by three kills for Altena. Dordt’s first ten point lead in the set came at 17-7 after Drake’s second ace serve of the match and Ally Krommendyk finished the set with a kill in the 25-14 victory.
Morningside was able to regroup from a 7-1 deficit as Altena had a pair of bookend kills to Leah Kamp’s four kills in a row. The Mustangss tied it at 15-15 but Kamp had a kill to put Dordt up for good and the Defenders outscored the hosts 10-4 to finish the set on an Altena kill.
Dordt had a robust .473 kill efficiency and also recorded six service aces.
The Defenders had just eight attack errors in 91 attacks and limited the Mustangs to 23 kills and a .101 kill efficiency.
Altena put down 18 kills with four digs.
Kamp had 12 kills and Ally Krommendyk had seven with no errors and nine attacks.
Jamie De Jager had 39 assists and two service aces.
Aubrey Drake had 22 digs and two aces.
Dordt is 16-2 overall and 9-0 in the league.
Morningside slips to 11-8 overall and 6-4 in the conference.
COACH HANSON SAID
“I think we were able to sustain and maintain a high level with a good effort—it was really, really exciting to see us come out. You never know—Morningside had a huge win here last Tuesday night. They are trying to get a second half surge for their program. They are always competitive and they’ve got great athletes and you never know how this match will start. I’ve become more and more confident and more and more at peace with how our teams are starting.”
Dordt will face the College of Saint Mary in Omaha on Saturday at 2:30.