Dordt def. Morningside 3-0 (25-12, 25-19, 25-21)
Dordt got out to a 7-0 lead in set one and never had trouble in defeating Morningside for the third time this season and for the second time in conference play.
Dordt scored a 25-12 win in set one and then used a 9-2 run midway through set two to win 25-19. Dordt then built a 19-13 lead in set three and held off the Morningside rally for a 25-21 win.
Caleb Kulesza had a match high 11 kills and Luke Nelson had eight to go with five block assists.
Andres Guzman had seven kills and two service aces with four digs.
Boris Le and Jeremy VanBelle had 14 and 13 assists for the Defenders.
Dordt had a 33-26 kills advantage and had a .338 kill efficiency to Morningside’s .058 kill efficiency.
Dordt had 33 kills, 10 errors and 68 attempts while Morningside had 26, 22 and 69.
Dordt had a 9-1 service ace advantage and scored eight points off of blocks to two for the Mustangs.
COACH CHAD HANSON SAID
“Set one was great as we came out strong and played focused volleyball. In set two and three it was hard to get a rhythm but I was pleased with the fact we pushed ahead at the final moments of each set to play clean, smart volleyball. We continue to grow in our mindset and trust in each other on the court and that has created a freedom that is fun to watch.”