Dordt def. Mount Marty 3-0 (25-15, 27-25, 25-21)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender volleyball team was a 3-0 match winner over the Mount Marty Lancers on Saturday afternoon in a GPAC match played in Yankton, South Dakota.
The Defenders overcame a 3-1 deficit in the first half with a five point run with kills by three different players and a couple attack errors by the hosts. Dordt maintained a four point lead until an Ava Van Soelen kill and a block by Ally Krommendyk and Karsyn Winterfeld opened up a 16-10 lead and that paved the way to a 25-15 win in set one.
Set two as tight through out with the Lancers leading 23-22 after a kill. A Dordt timeout led to an Ally Krommendyk kill and Lydia Smits provided a kill for the go ahead point. Dordt served for the set on two occasions before a Jessi DeJager and Van Soelen block gave Dordt a 27-25 win.
Set three had the Defenders in front from the start and it appeared the Defenders would walk away with a relatively easy win with a 10-5 advantage. Mount Marty closed the gap to one on three occasions, getting within 22-21. Jori Bronner scored a kill and De Jager and Van Soelen had a block to get Dordt to match point. An attack error by the Lancers ended the game 25-21.
Dordt had a team kill efficiency of .337 and limited Mount Marty to a .163 success rate.
Both teams had two ace serves with Mount Marty committing 10 service errors to seven for Dordt. Dordt got 10 points on blocks and Mount Marty had two.
Karsyn Winterfeld had ten kills and five digs.
Jessi De Jager scored nine kills and had six block assists.
Lydia Smits had seven kills and Ally Krommendyk and Jori Bronner each had six kills.
Megan Raszler put up 30 assists and Emily Feilmeier had a team high 12 digs.
Dordt is now 10-5 overall and 2-2 in the GPAC.
Mount Marty is 7-12 overall and 0-5 in league play.
COACH CHAD HANSON SAID
We had a great defensive presence through out this match with blocking, digging and passing. This was a good three set match for us given the past week of practices. We were able to implement some new schemes into our system through tis match and our players responded well.
Dordt will host Jamestown on Friday, September 27 in its next action.