Jamestown def Dordt 3-1 (25-15, 25-20, 24-26, 25-14)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders were unable to overcome a slow start and lost a 3-1 decision to Jamestown on the road Wednesday night in GPAC play at Jamestown, North Dakota.
The Defenders fell behind in set one 3-0 and were unable to make a serious run at the Jimmies in falling 25-15. Set two saw the Defenders battle to eight ties, the last at 17-17 but back to back points gave the hosts some breathing room and Dordt was unable to tie the set and lost 25-20.
The Defenders did rally in set three and took a 9-6 lead after a service error. Jamestown battled back to tie it at nine and 10 and again later at 14 but Dordt never relinquished the lead in securing the 26-24 win after ties again at 19, 21, 22, 23 and 24.
Needing a win in set four to force set five, the Defenders surrendered back to back points after tying the set at 8-8 and were never tied again in falling 25-14. An 8-2 run after it was tied at eight led to the 11 point win.
Unofficially Dordt was led by Corrina Timmermans’s 13 kills and Allison Timmermans had nine kills.
Grace Langemeier and Brenna Krommendyk had eight and seven kills respectively.
Official stats were unavailable after the match.
Dordt is now 10-2 overall and Jamestown is 12-0.
COACH CHAD HANSON SAID
“We came into this match with a game plan and struggled to feel comfortable while executing it. Jamestown played steady through out and made very few errors. Our offense needed to score more points as we had 21 fewer kills than they did. We will keep growing from this moment and preparing for an exciting home stretch ahead.
Dordt will host Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday, September 22 in its next play.