Dordt defeats Wayland Baptist (25-17, 25-18, 25-16)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders kept Wayland Baptist winless and won a 3-0 decision on Saturday afternoon at the Northwestern Red Raider Classic in Orange City, Iowa.
Dordt controlled the first set with a 13-4 start and went on to win by a 25-17 margin and took advantage of a .226 kill efficiency to secure the win.
Set two had the Defenders pulling away from a 12-10 lead to a 20-12 advantage with three different players getting a kill in the stretch and Karsyn Winterfeld had two service aces. Dordt won the set 25-18.
Wayland Baptist, limited to seven players because of injury and a small roster for the weekend, put up a fight in set three and had a 12-11 lead. Dordt rallied with nine points with six points coming on Wayland Baptist attack errors and a pair of blocks accounted for two of the other three points. Leading by eight Dordt was able to ease in for the 25-16 win.
Dordt had a 36-28 kills advantage and was helped by 25 Wayland Baptist attack errors.
The Defenders got eight points on ace serves.
Karsyn Winterfeld had eight kills and five digs with three service aces.
Jessi De Jager had seven kills and three block assists.
Ally Krommendyk had seven kills and Corrina Timmermans added six kills.
Hannah Connelly got to nine digs.
Emily Feilmeier put up 17 assists and Corrina Timmermans had 13.
COACH HANSON SAID
"The tournament gave us a great start to our season with strong competition and plenty of learning moments. We are you in our season and in our roles on the court and have seen some really strong volleyblal play in spurts."
Dordt is 3-1 while Wayland Baptist finishes the weekend 0-4.
Dordt will face Carroll (Montana) and Embry-Riddle (Florida) on August 30 in Bellevue. Aquinas (Michigan) and Rocky Mountain (Montana) will play Dordt on Saturday, August 31 also in Bellevue.