Jamestown def. Dordt 3-1 (25-21, 10-25, 25-20, 25-21)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Leads were very valuable in the GPAC match between Dordt and Jamestown in Sioux Center on Friday night. Neither team was able to get much traction when behind and the Jimmies secured a 3-1 road win in GPAC play to stay unbeaten in league play while Dordt fell to 2-3 in the GPAC with two of those losses coming to Jamestown.
The Jimmies used a four point run to extend its lead to 11-6 in set one. Dordt was able to chip away at the lead and got to within 16-14 with a Jessi De Jager block but Dordt got no closer than two points before falling 25-21. The Defenders last two-point deficit came at 23-21 after a Karsyn Winterfeld service ace.
Dordt was able to reverse fortune in the second set and grabbed a 7-3 lead after Lydia Smits put a kill away. Jamestown fought back to a 10-10 tie and tied the set at 11 and 12 as well. Dordt went on a 6-0 run from tied 12-12 to lead 18-12 as Erica Bousema kept the Jimmies off balance with her serving. Smits finished the run with a kill. Jamestown got no closer than five the rest of the set and Drodt finished the set with an Ally Krommendyk kill.
The visitors got ahead 14-7 in set two and fought off Dordt’s rally that closed the gap to 17-16 on a Karsyn Winterfeld kill. Three points in a row by the Jimmies put them in control and they held on to win 25-20.
A 10-3 start in set four put Dordt in control early in the set but the Jimmies rallied to lead at 13-12 and never trailed again. Jamestown went up 21-16 and the Defenders got to within 21-19 but the Jimmies stayed in front and won 25-21.
Dordt had a 53-48 kills advantage but had 25 errors to 19 for Jamestown.
Dordt committed 13 service errors with seven aces. Jamestown scored 11 points on blocks and Dordt had seven.
Winterfeld had 13 kills and 11 digs for Dordt
Lydia Smits and Ally Krommendyk each had 12 kills and Jessi De Jager had 10 kills with two solo blocks and one block assist.
Megan Raszler had 44 assists and Hannah Connelly had a team high 24 digs.
Jamestown’s Isabel Wedell had a match high 19 kills and Jordan Thomas added nine.
Dordt is 10-6 overall and 2-3 in the GPAC.
Jamestown is 15-2 overall and 5-0 in the GPAC.
Dordt travels to Mitchell, South Dakota to face Dakota Wesleyan and Jamestown will play at Northwestern.