Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-0 (25-17, 25-22, 25-19)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender volleyball team pulled away late in all three sets of its match with Dakota Wesleyan to move to 2-0 on the season and 1-0 in Great Plains Athletic Conference play.
Dordt never relinquished the lead in set one and pulled away from a 14-12 lead to a 18-12 advantage with two kills by Karsyn Winterfeld and a block by the senior. A four point run later in the set put the contest out of reach for Dakota Wesleyan and it was Brenna Krommendyk and Corrina Timmermans teaming up for a block to finish the set 25-17.
Set two featured 19 ties with 14 of them coming up to 14-14. Dordt got a kill from Alli Timmermans to start a three-point run but the Tigers came back from the 17-14 deficit to eventually lead 21-20. A Corrina Timmermans kill tied it and Krommendyk gave Dordt the lead at 22-21 with a kill.
Wesleyan tied it at 22-22 but two kills by Corrina Timmermans and one by Alli Timmermans gave Dordt a 25-22 win.
Set three was a story of Dordt’s defense at the net as the Defenders piled up seven points off of blocks and took the lead for good at 3-2. Wesleyan kept it close up until the 15-13 mark when Winterfield recorded a kill and the Defenders eventually got up 20-15 before winning by the six point margin 25-19.
Dordt hit .313 for the match with a 46-32 kills advantage.
Both teams had two ace serves and Dordt had a 15-3 points off of blocks advantage.
Karsyn Winterfeld had a match high 13 kills and she also had 10 digs.
Corrina Timmermans and Brenna Krommendyk each had nine kills and Allison Timmermans added eight.
Hannah Connelly got to 18 digs and Corrina Timmermans had 11.
Jessi De Jager and Krommendyk were each in on six blocks and De Jager had six kills.
Wesleyan was paced by Mariah Gloe with 11 kills and Ady Dwight and Jadie De Lange each had eight kills.
Dordt is 2-0 this season while Dakota Wesleyan is 3-1.
COACH HANSON SAID
“Tonight’s match helped us grow further in our skill areas of passing, blocking, attacking and team defense. We made adjustments and found positive results in each of those areas. This is exciting to start the conference season with a victory. We will strive for every opportunity in conference that we can get.”
Dordt will host Morningside on Saturday, September 12 with the junior varsity starting at 11:00 AM and the varsity is scheduled for a 12:30 PM start.