Volleyball Hosts GPAC Contest Wednesday
- Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Dordt will host Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday night, September 22 in GPAC volleyball. The junior varsity match starts at 6:00 with the varsity scheduled to begin at 7:30.
Dakota Wesleyan has opened the 2021 season with a 13-1 record and have won seven matches in a row since a 3-2 lost to Central Methodist on September 3. The Tigers are 3-0 in league play with wins over Morningside (3-0), Northwestern (3-0) and Briar Cliff (3-1).
The Tigers are averaging 13.96 kills per set with a .254 kill efficiency and the Tigers are allowing 10.43 kills per contest and hold teams to a .114 kill efficiency. The Tigers also average 2.19 points per set on blocks while opponents get 1.66. Wesleyan also has a 79-45 ace serves edge on opponents this season.
Ady Dwight is among the league leaders in kills with a 4.15 average and she has a .360 kill efficiency. Mariah Gloe and Mackenzie Miller are at 2.8 and 2.7 kills per set and have .258 and .334 kill efficiencies respectively. Madeline Else makes the offense go with 11.17 assists per set and Hanna Reiff is at 5.79 digs per contest to pace the Tigers.
The Defenders are 10-2 this season with losses to Viterbo and Jamestown, a pair of teams in the top-five in the most recent NAIA Coaches’ poll. The Defenders stand 2-1 in league play with wins over Briar Cliff and Morningside and the loss to Jamestown last week.
Corrina Timmermans got 3.9 kills per contest with a .207 kill efficiency while Jessi Franken and Brenna Krommendyk are at 2.6 and 2.4 respectively and Krommendyk’s kill efficiency is .327. Megan Raszler is good for 5.33 assists per set to lead the team and Campbell Marshall is at 4.83. Erica Bousema leads the team in digs with 5.17 and Krommendyk leads in blocks with 1.21.
Dordt has a 12.64-11.9 kills per set advantage and record 2.01 points per set on blocks and own a 65-40 season ace serves advantage.
Dordt won both meetings last season with a 25-17, 25-22, 25-19 win on September 9 as Karsyn Winterfeld recorded 13 kills and Krommendyk and Corrina Timmermans had nine kills each. Mariah Gloe had 11 kills to lead Wesleyan and Dwight put down eight kills.
The two teams met again on September 23 and Dordt was a 25-13, 22-25, 25-12, 25-19 winner behind 15 kills from Krommendyk and 14 by Winterfeld. Raszler put up 37 assists and Dordt totaled eight points on blocks. Jadie De Lange had 12 kills to pace Wesleyan and Reiff got to 23 digs.
Dakota Wesleyan’s last match was a 25-9, 25-18, 25-27 win at home against Morningside on Saturday, September 18. The Tigers hit for a .283 kill efficiency and had a 42-34 kills per set edge and recorded eight points on blocks. Dwight was the leader in kills with 16 and she had a solo block and five block assists. Miller had 11 kills and Else put up 38 assists.
Jamestown defeated Dordt 25-15, 25-20, 24-26, 25-14 last Wednesday night. Corrina Timmermans put away 11 kills and Raszler had 14 assists while Marshall had 12. Bousema recorded eight digs in the loss and Timmermans seven.
Dakota Wesleyan 3-0/13-1
College of Saint Mary 4-1/14-2
Briar Cliff 0-4/5-9
Mount Marty 0-6/6-9
Midland @ College of Saint Mary
Dakota Wesleyan @ Dordt
Concordia @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Doane
Briar Cliff @ Dakota Wesleyan
Northwestern @ Dordt
Mount Marty @ Midland
College of Saint Mary @ Concordia
Morningside @ Jamestown