College of Idaho Classic
Dordt def. Montana Western 3-0 (25-17, 25-23, 25-22)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders continued their winning ways in a sweep over Montana Western, using a strong performance in the first set to build upon for the remainder of the match.
Early in the first set, both teams traded points with Dordt maintaining a slight advantage throughout. However, the Defenders took a 1-point deficit and went on a 12-3 run to close out the set. A service error for the Bulldogs tied the score at 14 before Dordt took advantage of a service ace for Mia Gamet and three kills from Corrina Timmermans that pushed the Defenders ahead for good.
The Defenders opened the second set with a 5-0 lead and later led by as much as six points. With a 7-1 Dordt lead, Montana Western took ten of the next twelve points to jump ahead 11-9 following a service ace. The Bulldogs held a narrow lead until Dordt pulled ahead 20-19 later in the set. With the score tied at 23, Campbell Marshall added a point for the Defenders and an attack error allowed Dordt to take set two.
The third set belonged to the Defenders as they held a slight advantage early on. Dordt then scored six in a row to take a 16-10 lead. The Bulldogs fought back in the set to tie the score at 19, but it was the Defenders who held on the rest of the way, finishing the set with a kill from Brenna Krommendyk.
Dordt had a kill efficiency of .196, including a .333 percentage in set one
Montana Western finished with a kill efficiency of .103
Corrina Timmermans led the team in kills with 12, while Brenna Krommendyk added 10.
Timmermans, Krommendyk, and Jessi Franken each finished with 4 blocks
Megan Raszler finished with 15 assists and Campbell Marshall had 13
Dordt is now 4-0 while Montana Western is 1-3
COACH CHAD HANSON SAID
Our block came alive again and created some good scoring at key times in this match. We are getting more familiar in our rotations and understanding each other with court responsibilities. Our players were very adaptable to different defensive strategies as well. This will be important for us as we continue to grow this season.
Dordt will play their final game of the weekend versus College of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho.