Northwestern def. Dordt 3-2 (25-19, 25-21, 22-25, 37-39, 11-15)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender volleyball team battled with the Northwestern Red Raiders on Wednesday night in Orange City and lost a 3-2 decision in the Great Plains Athletic Conference battle.
Northwestern took the first set after Dordt had cut the lead to 17-16 on a pair of Northwestern attack errors. The hosts went on a 5-0 run to take command and held on to win 25-19.
Set two saw Northwestern get up 16-10 and the gap remained at least five through 24-19. Back to back points by Dordt with a kill by Karsyn Winterfeld and a Northwestern attack error getting it within 24-21. After a Northwestern timeout the Raiders went to Makenzie Fink and she recorded a kill for the 25-21 win.
Dordt roared back in set three and built an 8-1 lead with Corrina Timmermans accounting for four kills in the set. Northwestern cut the lead to 15-12 but Winterfeld had a kill to stop the momentum. Dordt led by five at 22-17 when Northwestern made a final charge and got to within 23-21. A Timmermans kill put Dordt up 24-21 and Northwestern got one more point but Ally Krommendyk finished it with a kill and Dordt forced set four.
Set four was a classic and record-setter. The set featured 26 ties with Northwestern’s largest lead three points and Dordt’s largest lead was two as Dordt held on to win 39-37. Dordt had to overcome a 37-36 disadvantage to win the set. Jessi De Jager tied it and a Northwestern attack error got Dordt to set point and it was Krommendyk ending it with a kill.
Set five was tied 7-7 and Dordt rallied to tie it again at 10-10 for the sixth tie of the set as Winterfeld scored a block. Northwestern went on a 4-0 run to take control 14-10. De Jager had a kill to stop the run but a service error ended the set and the match 15-11.
Northwestern had an 81-70 kills advantage.
Dordt had a .217 kill efficiency and Northwestern had a .292 kill efficiency.
Both teams had four service aces.
Northwestern had a 13-12 points off of blocks advantage.
Dordt was led by Karsyn Winterfeld with 18 kills and she had nine digs with two service aces.
Ally Krommendyk had 17 kills with a .394 kill efficiency and she had five solo and four assisted blocks.
Corrina Timmermans had 14 kills for the Defenders and Jessi De Jager had 12 kills.
Megan Raszler recorded 63 assists for the Defenders and Emily Feilmeier had 13 digs.
Northwestern was led by Anna Wedel with 32 kills and Makenzie Fink had 20.
Dordt is 6-4 in the GPAC and 15-7 overall
Northwestern is 21-0 overall and 9-0 in the conference
Dordt travels to face Concordia on Saturday while Northwestern will go to Midland.