Concordia def. Dordt 3-1 (25-23, 20-25, 25-20, 25-16)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender volleyball team lost a GPAC contest to Concordia on Saturday, October 19 in Seward, Nebraska.
The Defenders rallied to take an 18-15 lead in set one after an attack error. Concordia came back and eventually tied the set at 21-21. Dordt regained the lead on an Ally Krommendyk kill but three points in a row put Concordia up 24-22. A service error got it back to within 24-23 but Concordia finished it with a Kara Stark kill.
Set two featured 13 ties up to 15-15 when Jessi De Jager put a kill down and a hitting error by Concordia gave Dordt a 17-15 lead. Ryanne Ferro had an ace serve for the Defenders that put them up 18-15 and Concordia never got closer than two the rest of the set and Dordt won by an eventual 25-20 count.
Dordt nearly salvaged set three after overcoming an early deficit and led 20-19 after a Jori Bronner kill. After a timeout the hosts scored six points in a row—the first five on Dordt attack errors or Concordia blocks and won the set 25-20.
Concordia took control in set four near the midpoint of the competition with a three point run to go up 14-11 and Dordt was never closer than two the rest of the set and fell 25-16.
COACH HANSON SAID
“We simply didn’t bring a spirit of competitiveness or consistent execution of skills today. Concordia played with a purpose and we needed to do that in order to overcome this challenging road match.”
Concordia had a .271 kill efficiency to Dordt’s .160.
Concordia had a 15-9 points off of blocks advantage and both teams committed eight service errors.
Dordt got 14 kills from Karsyn Winterfeld and 13 from Ally Krommendyk.
Megan Raszler put up 38 assists for Dordt and Hannah Connelly got to 23 digs while Winterfeld had 10.
Dordt is now 15-8 overall and 6-5 in the GPAC while Concordia is 19-3 overall and 8-3 in league play.
Dordt is scheduled to host Morningside on Wednesday and the College of Saint Mary on Saturday.