Dordt def. the College of Saint Mary 3-2 (25-18, 29-27, 15-25, 24-26, 15-11)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Defender volleyball team won its GPAC match with the College of Saint Mary on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center 3-2 to maintain a fourth place tie in the GPAC race.
The Defenders started the match with a 25-18 win in set one with a robust .321 kill efficiency. Set two was much tighter with the Flames rebounding from a 14-8 deficit to tie the set and eventually take a pair of leads, the last at 20-19.
Dordt got three points in a row after an attack error and back to back kills by Corrina Timmermans but the Flames came back again to tie it at 23-23 and 24-24. The Flames actually took the lead at 26-25 on a service error but Karsyn Winterfeld had one of her 26 kills to tie it and the Defenders eventually won the set on another kill by Winterfeld and an attack error by the Flames.
Set three saw the momentum swing squarely behind the visitors and Dordt lost a 25-15 decision.
Set four was tight through out with 18 ties. The Flames held the upper hand through much of the set and Dordt gained the lead just three times, the last at 18-17 on a block by Megan Raszler and Ally Krommendyk. The Flames were able to hold off the Defender effort and too the set with back to back kills at the end for a 26-24 win.
The teams swapped points to start set five with Dordt finally reeling off three in a row on back to back kills by Winterfeld and a service ace by Erica Bousema that forced a College of Saint Mary timeout. The Flames eventually tied it at 9-9 and 10-10. A block by Krommendyk gave Dordt an 11-10 lead and started a 3-0 run that was capped by a De Jager kill and a block. After another Flame timeout the visitors scored a point to get to 13-11 but Dordt answered with a block and a Winterfeld kill to end the match.
Dordt hit.228 in the match and the College of Saint Mary .215.
CSM had a 14-13 points off of blocks edge.
The Flames had a slight 6-5 ace serves edge.
Karsyn Winterfeld had a match high 27 kills and had 15 digs.
Corrina Timmermans had 13 kills and Jessi De Jager 12.
Megan Raszler put up 51 assists.
Hannah Connelly had 13 digs for Dordt.
Dordt is now 8-5 in the league and 17-8 overall. The Flames are 5-8 and 20-11.
Dordt will travel to face Hastings on Friday night and Doane on Saturday with three matches remaining in GPAC play.