Dordt def. Concordia 3-0 (25-10, 27-25, 26-24)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders survived a test by Concordia on Saturday, October 13 in GPAC volleyball at Sioux Center.
The first set wasn’t much of a test as the Defenders scored the first seven points of the set and rolled to a 25-10 win as the Bulldogs scored back to back points on two different occasions.
In the early going of set two Concordia turned the tables on Dordt and seized an 11-6 lead and pushed the difference to 15-9. A Leah Kamp kill started a four point run and Lydia Smits recorded a kill to tie the set at 16-16. Dordt’s first lead came on a Smits kill at 17-16 and Dordt pushed the difference to 21-19. Dordt appeared poised to pull away but the visitors scored three unanswered and led 24-22 with a chance to close out the set.
A service error got Dordt to within one and a Concordia attack error tied the set. Dordt wouldn’t trail again, eventually winning 27-25 on a Julia Lindbergh kill.
Concordia grabbed another early lead in set three but Dordt tied it at 14-14 and Dordt never trailed again. The Bulldogs did rally from a four point deficit and tied the set at 24-24 but a Kamp kill and an Ema Altena kill finished the set and the match.
Dordt hit for a .279 kill efficiency and had a 49-32 kills edge.
Altena had 14 kills and 10 digs.
Lindbergh had nine kills and ten digs and Jessi De Jager and Leah Kamp each had seven kills.
Jamie De Jager put up 35 assists.
Emily Feilmeier had three ace serves and Erica Bousema two as Dordt had a 7-5 ace serve advantage.
Concordia recorded seven points on blocks to six for the Defenders.
Dordt is now 19-2 overall and 12-0 in GPAC play.
COACH HANSON SAID
“This match was really important to win as it helps keep us out in front of the conference race. We began with great focus and executed well in our ball control and attacking. In sets two and three we were pushed to play better and I’m really relieved we did just that. To be down 22-24 in the second set and close it out with a victory was a great picture of composure under pressure.”
Dordt will travel to Briar Cliff on Wednesday, October 17.