College of Idaho Classic
Dordt def. Carroll 3-1 (25-21, 19-25, 25-17, 26-24)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender volleyball team won its second match of day one at a classic hosted by the College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho. The Defenders fought off a stubborn Carroll (Montana) Saints team to take a 3-1 win.
Dordt started slowly, still recovering from a five-set win in the first match of the day against Eastern Oregon and trailed 17-11. A block by Grace Langemeier and Jessi Franken started a five point run for the Defenders that got them within 17-16 as Corrina Timmermans finished the run with a kill.
Dordt managed to pull even at 18 and again at 20 before an attack error gave Dordt its first lead at 21-20. A Brenna Krommendyk pushed the lead to 22-20 and Dordt finished with a 25-21 win as Timmermans ended it with a kill. ‘
Carroll controlled the second set, fending off a Dordt rally at 17-15 to win it 25-19. Set three swung the other way with Dordt using a couple three-point runs to help build an 18-10 lead. Carroll got within 20-16 but Ava Van Soelen pushed Dordt up 21-16 and Jessi Franken followed with a kill that put the set out of reach on the way to an eventual 25-17 win.
Dordt trailed in set four 18-15 before Krommendyk recorded a kill and Van Soelen and Langmeier followed suit to even the score. An attack error put Dordt up by one but Carroll came back to force set point at 24-23. A Timmermans kill tied it and the junior outside hitter followed with two more kills to finish the set and match 26-24.
COACH HANSON SAID
We needed many great defensive plays behind our block as our digging was strong even though our blocks were few. To have five players in double digit digs is an incredible statement to how well we covered the court against a high powered attacking offense. This was a really important match win that completed a full day of volleyball.
Dordt hit for .216 kill efficiency while Carroll hit for a .171 kill efficiency.
Dordt recorded two points on blocks and had two ace serves. Carroll had four ace serves and 10 points on blocks.
Dordt had a 63-53 kills advantage as a team and an 87-72 digs advantage.
Dordt was paced by Corrina Timmermans’ 22 kills and she had 13 digs.
Jessi Franken had 13 kills while Brenna Krommendyk and Grace Langemeier had 11 each.
Megan Raszler put up 31 assists and Campbell Marshall had 23.
Erica Bousema led the defensive effort with 21 kills while Makenna Kooima and Mia Gamet each had 15.
Dordt is now 3-0 while Carroll is 3-3.
Dordt will play two matches on Saturday against Montana Western and the College of Idaho.