Dordt defeats Baker 3-1 (25-20, 25-17, 23-25, 25-19)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders were able to overcome some sluggish starts to handle Baker (Kansas) 3-1 in a match played in Orange City, Iowa on Saturday, August 24 at the Northwestern Red Raider Classic.
Dordt fell behind 5-1 in set one and still trailed 14-9 when a block by Ally Krommendyk ignited a six point run that saw the Defenders take a 15-14 lead on a Krommendyk kill. The teams were tied at 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 when it was Krommendyk again that got Dordt going with a kill followed by a Baker attack error and a Karsyn Winterfeld kill. After a Baker timeout Jori Bronner added to the lead with a kill and Dordt eventually won it on an attack error for a 25-20 win.
The Defenders led almost start to finish in set two, taking the lead for good at 6-5 on a Hannah Connelly ace serve and the lead grew to 19-13 before Dordt settled for a 25-17 win, scoring the final four points of the set as Alli Timmermans had a kill and block in the run and Jessi De Jager added a kill.
Baker was able to fight off the sweep with a fast start in set three, getting up 10-4 and the Wildcats held a 19-11 advantage before Dordt staged an uprising, eventually taking the lead at 23-22 on a Krommendyk and Bronner tandem block. Baker came back with kill and ace and won it 25-23 on a kill.
Set four was tight early as the teams were tied at 9 and 10 before a three point Dordt run put them ahead 13-10. Baker would close to within 16-15 but couldn’t pull even and Dordt scored five of the final seven points to secure the win.
Dordt had a 60-39 kills advantage while hitting for a .306 kill efficiency.
Dordt scored 12 points on blocks and had eight service aces while allowing six service aces by Baker.
Dordt had a 46-32 digs advantage.
Ally Krommendyk and Karsyn Winterfeld each had 14 kills and Jori Bronner added ten.
Dordt’s balanced attack got eight kills from Jessi De Jager and seven each from Corrina Timmermans and Ava Van Soelen.
Emily Feilmeier and Megan Raszler combined for the setting duties and had 28 and 27 respectively.
Hannah Connelly led Dordt with 11 digs and Erica Bousema had three service aces.