Jamestown def. Dordt 3-0 (25-22, 25-18, 25-20)
The Dordt Defender men’s volleyball team fell to number four rated Jamestown in GPAC play Thursday night in Sioux Center.
The Defenders battled in set one and held several one point leads before the Jimmies went on a five point run to lead 20-15. Dordt rallied to within 20-19 on a combination of a service error, an attack error, a block by Shavon Barker and another attack error. Dordt eventually tied it at 21-21 on an Andres Guzman kill and the score was tied again at 22-22 before the visitors went on a 3-0 run to finish the set.
Dordt hung close in the second set and trailed 12-11 but back to back points by the Jimmies gave them a three-point lead that Dordt was unable to seriously dent and lost 25-18.
Dordt rallied and led set three 11-10 after a service error by four unanswered by the Jimmies propelled them to a three point lead and that proved to be enough as the visitors kept Dordt at bay for a 25-20 win as Dordt would get no closer than three the rest of the set.
Jamestown had a 42-26 kills advantage with Jamestown recording a .288 kill efficiency and Dordt had a .177.
Dordt had three ace serves to five for the Jimmies and both teams had seven points by blocks. Jamestown had 11 service errors to nine for the Defenders.
Caleb Kulesza had nine kills to pace Dordt and Guzman had six.
Jeremy Van Belle and Boris Le had 12 and 10 assists each and Guzman had three ace serves.
Jamestown’s Samuel Jackman led all players with 14 kills.
The two teams will play again on Friday night in Sioux Center to conclude the regular season.
COACH HANSON SAID
“We had a strong start and that faded into a sluggish finish. We have to gain endurance in competing through the details while facing a very strong opponent like Jamestown. The do not take a play off and we need to learn from that type of execution.”