Dordt def. Jamestown 3-0 (25-18, 25-22, 25-22)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender volleyball team stayed perfect in the Great Plains Athletic Conference with a 3-0 win over Jamestown in North Dakota on Tuesday night.
The Defenders started fast with a 9-3 lead that eventually grew to 23-14. Jamestown scored four points in a row before a service error and a ball handling error ended the set with Dordt prevailing 25-18.
Set two saw the Defenders scramble as starting middle blocker Ally Krommendyk left with an injury and did not return. Krommendyk left after the first points of the set.
A run of points put Dordt up 9-4 with Ema Altena recording four points in a row while serving. The hosts chipped away at the lead, eventually tying it at 16-16. Julia Lindbergh put Dordt up 17-16 with a kill and a solo block by Jessi De Jager gave the Defenders a 21-19 lead. An Ema Altena kill put Dordt up 22-19 and the Defenders eventually won it 25-22 as Altena put an assist by Leah Kamp away.
Set three featured ten ties with the last one at 19-19. Altena unlocked the tie with a kill and a solo block by Lydia Smits put Dordt up 21-19. Jamestown never tied it again. A block by Jessi De Jager gave Dordt a 24-22 lead and Lydia Smits finished it with a kill at 25-22.
Dordt had a 45-33 kill advantage and hit for a .197 kill efficiency.
Both teams had eight blocks. Dordt had four ace serves and allowed one.
Ema Altena and Leah Kamp each had 10 kills.
Julia Lindbergh recorded eight kills and Lydia Smits and Jessi De Jager both had six kills.
Jamie De Jager had five kills and 36 assists with eight digs.
Aubrey Drake had 19 digs and Altena 13 with Erica Bousema getting to 12.
Dordt is 18-2 overall and 11-0 in GPAC play.
COACH HANSON SAID
“I think our ball control with Ema, Aubrey, Erica and Hannah Connelly did a good job of keeping Jamie in a good spot and she was able to run an offense that was clean and pretty comfortable for us as we had some different personnel in there from what we are normally used to. It was important for us to finish with an attack mentality and not a conservative mentality.”
Dordt will host Concordia on Saturday, October 14.