- No.5 Dordt lost to No.9 Northwestern 3-0 (25-18, 25-23, 25-19)
Dordt University lost to Northwestern in straight sets, 25-18, 25-23, 25-19, in a GPAC match played today at the DeWitt Gym.
The Defenders fall to 2-3 in the GPAC, 10-4 overall; Northwestern moves to 2-3 in the conference, 10-5 overall. Both teams entered Saturday's match ranked in the top 10.
Corrina Timmermans put away a team-high 13 kills, hit .265 for the match, and was the lone Dordt player in double figures. Alli Timmermans added nine kills in 23 swings, hitting better than .300, and Jessi Franken contributed seven kills and 2.5 blocks.
How It Happened..
- Dordt fell behind 8-1 early in the first set, trailed 18-12 and was forced into taking its final timeout. Down by eight moments later (21-13), the Defenders scored five of the next six points to get within four and force a Northwestern timeout. The Raiders, however, scored the final three points out of the timeout for the win.
- Set two was the Defenders turn to get out to a fast start, jumping out to a 5-1 advantage. With Dordt still leading by four (14-10), Northwestern rallied by scoring seven of the next nine points for a 17-16 lead. From there, the teams traded points, until, tied at 21, a slight 4-2 Northwestern surge put the Raiders on top 25-23.
- A 4-0 Dordt lead to start set three turned into an 11-9 deficit following an 11-5 NWC run. A Defender error made the score 11-10 but the hosts would not get closer as Northwestern put the set and match away by scoring five of the next six points.
By the Numbers...
- Dordt hit .168 and totaled four blocks; Northwestern hit .246 and five blocks.
- Megan Raszler totaled 18 assists and four digs; Erica Bousema led the backrow with 22 digs
- Northwestern was led by the duo of Alysen Dexter (15 kills) and Bekah Horstman (12 kills, 2 blocks)
The Defenders will host No.2 University of Jamestown on Friday night, Oct. 1.