Dordt def. Carroll 3-1 (25-9, 23-25, 25-19, 25-16)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders had to bounce back after losing the momentum in their match with Carroll (Montana) to take a 3-1 win at the Bellevue Bruin Labor Day Classic in Bellevue, Nebraska.
Dordt led 13-1 in set one and rolled to a 25-9 win with little trouble.
Carroll bounced back immediately and took a 17-14 lead before Dordt tied it 17-17 on an Ava Van Soelen kill. It was tied at 19, 20 and 21 before Carroll tok the lead 22-21 and built a 24-21 advantage before winning 25-23.
Dordt was up most of set two and led 19-14. Four straight Carroll points got them within 19-18 but a Jessi De Jager kill put Dordt up by two and the lead was never less than three the rest of the set as Dordt won 25-19.
Dordt dominated play in set three, getting ahead 21-12 and rolled to the 25-16 win.
Dordt had a .331 kill efficiency and a 67-35 kills advantage.
Dordt had a .464 kill efficiency in set one and a .485 efficiency in set two.
Jessi De Jager led with 16 kills and Ally Krommendyk had 14.
Karsyn Winterfeld put down 11.
Dordt had a rare 11-4 blocks deficit.
Megan Raszler had 34 assists and Emily Fielmeier 22.
Hannah Connelly led Dordt with 19 digs and Erica Bousema had 16.
COACH CHAD HANSON SAID
“We began a very strong tournament of play here with all sides of our offense and defense working for us. Through out the match our middles connected well with our setters and the offense was flowing. It took longer for our pin attack to stabilize but they settled into a strong fourth set finish.”