Dordt def. Embry-Riddle 3-0 (27-25, 25-21, 25-23)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt volleyball team made it a sweep of Embry-Riddle (Arizona) on Friday afternoon in play at the Bellevue Bruin Labor Day Classic in Bellevue, Nebraska.
The Defenders held on to win set one after trailing 20-19. An Erica Bousema ace serve tied the game and a block by Jessi De Jager and Karsyn Winterfeld tied the game again at 22-22. Karsyn Wintefeld had a kill to give Dordt the lead and a ball handling error made it 24-22. Dordt eventually won it with a block by Ava Van Soelen for a 27-25 win.
Set two was tied 20-20 but Dordt scored five of the next six points for a 25-21 win with Winterfeld putting a kill away for the set two win.
Set three saw Embry-Riddle go up 16-12 but Dordt managed a tie at 19-19 and secured a narrow 25-23 win on a Winterfeld kill.
Dordt had a .263 kill efficiency and a 47-38 kills advantage.
Dordt got to 51 digs and scored nine points on blocks.
Winterfeld had a 13 kill night with nine digs.
Corrina Timmermans had 10 kills while Ally Krommendyk and Ava Van Soelen each had seven kills.
Hannah Connelly got to 15 digs and Erica Bousema had 13.
Dordt had a 5-3 ace serves advantage.
COACH CHAD HANSON SAID
“We came out of a deficit in each of the three sets to have a strong finish. The comebacks were exciting and showed many mental toughness moments. This tournament has been helpful for us to develop better continuity in our system and strategize in little ways.”