Dordt defeats Dakota Wesleyan 3-2 (25-16, 23-25, 25-22, 14-25, 15-10)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt held off an upset minded Dakota Wesleyan team and won a 3-2 GPAC volleyball match on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Dordt won set one in convincing fashion with a four point run pushing the lead form 10-8 to 14-8 with Karsyn Winterfeld and Jori Bronner each getting a kill in the sequence. The Defenders extended the lead to 19-11 with Jessi De Jager getting a kill and Dordt rolled to the 25-16 win.
Set two had Dakota Wesleyan in front 9-6 before a five point run put them firmly in control 14-6. Down 16-8, the Defenders rallied with six straight points as Jori Bronner accounted for four kills int eh run and Emily Feilmeier also had a pair of service aces. Dordt got as close as 17-16 and 24-23 but a service error ended the set for Dakota Wesleyan and they evened the set at 1-1.
Dordt had an early lead in set three but Wesleyan rallied and got within 19-18. Back to back kills by Karsyn Winterfeld put Dordt up 21-18 and the lead was never less than two the rest of the set as Dordt prevailed 25-22 with Corrina Timmermans getting a kill to end it.
Dakota Wesleyan dominated set four, outscoring Dordt 15-5 down the stretch for a 25-14 win.
Dordt was able to reverse fortune in set five as it took a 4-1 lead with Feilmeier getting another ace in the run and the Defenders were up 11-5 after Ava Van Soelen and Ally Krommendyk teamed for a block. Wesleyan did get within 12-9 but Dordt got a kill from Krommendyk and Winterfeld to get to set point and Dordt won it on a Winterfeld kill for the 15-10 final.
Dordt had a balanced attack with Winterfeld getting 19 kills; Krommendyk 13, De Jager and Timmermans both had 12 and Bronner added 10.
Megan Raszler put up 47 assists and Hannah Connelly got to 25 digs to lead Dordt.
De Jager recorded two solo and five assisted blocks and Krommendyk was in on five assisted blocks.
Rebecca Frick led all players with 26 kills and she also got to 17 digs for Dakota Wesleyan.
Dordt had a 68-51 kill edge.
Dakota Wesleyan had a 6-4 ace serve advantage but Dordt scored 13 points on blocks to eight for the Tigers.
Dordt had 15 service errors and Wesleyan had five.
Dordt is now 6-3 in the league and 15-6 overall.
Dakota Wesleyan is 2-7 in the GPAC and 17-7 overall.
Dordt will face Northwestern on Wednesday, October 16.