Dordt College News

Dordt Volleyball Hosts Senior Day

October 24, 2013

WHERE AND WHEN… Dordt College will host Concordia in GPAC volleyball on Saturday, October 26.  The junior varsity match starts at 3:30 and the varsity match at 5:00. There will be a live video webstream available at   Results will be posted to and and also at .

SENIOR DAY…At the conclusion of the match  four individuals who will be completing there time with the Dordt volleyball program will receive special recognition.  Recognized will be Paxton Visscher, Kayla Broekhuis, Lindsey Floen and Jocelyn Bousema.

THE OPPONENT… Concordia is 4-8 in the league and 15-10 overall.  The Bulldogs have won two of their last three matches and three of their last five.  Concordia has conference wins over Mount Marty (twice), Morningside and Dakota Wesleyan.

The Bulldogs are averaging 12.44 kills per set and have a .199 kill efficiency.  Concordia also gets to 15.78 digs per set and score 1.88 points per set on blocks and 1.55 on ace serves.

Clair White tops the team with a 3.2 kills per set average and Mariah Schamp has a 2.56 kill average to go with a .303 kill efficiency.  Paige Getz is good for 2.67 kills and Alayna Kavanaugh puts up 7.84 assists per contest.  Carli Smith has a 4.75 dig average and White averages 2.89 digs and has a team high 34 service aces and Schamp has 31 ace serves.

THE DEFENDERS… Dordt is 18-5 this season and 9-3 in the conference with four conference matches remaining.  Dordt has won seven of their last eight matches and have losses this season to Tabor (Kansas), Viterbo (Wisconsin) ad Northwestern by 3-2 margins.  Dordt also has road losses to Nebraska Wesleyan and Hastings.

The Defenders have an average of 13.6 kills per contest while opponents have an average of 11.9.  Dordt outblocks teams 2.15-1.38 and the Defenders average 1.38 ace serves and opponents get 1.02.  Defensively Dordt is averaging 16.06 digs per contest.

Brooke Wolterstorff averages 3.14 kills with a .291 kill efficiency and Lindsey Floen puts down 2.84 kills per contest with a .403 kill efficiency.  Jenna Horstman gets 2.83 kills and has a .303 kill efficiency and Meghan Krausman is averaging 1.86 kills and Elizabeth Kiel 1.60.  Kayla Gesink is putting up 10.48 assists and averages 1.12 kills with a .429 kill efficiency.

Gesink also records 2.45 digs and has 11 ace serves.  Celaine Haan has 29 service aces and Kayla Broekhuis has 20 ace serves to go with a team high 5.06 digs.  Jocelyn Bousema has a 1.73 dig average and has 21 ace serves while Wolterstorff has 2.56 digs and 23 ace serves.

LAST ACTION… Concordia lost a 26-24, 25-23, 25-20 decision to Nebraska Wesleyan on Wednesday, October 23.  Concordia was plagued by 19 attack errors and seven service errors in the loss.  Getz had 15 kills and Schamp 11 while Kavanaugh has 38 assists and Smith had 16 digs in the loss.

Dordt beat Briar Cliff on Friday night by scores of 25-22, 25-20, 24-26, 25-20.  Horstman had a team high 15 kills and Wolterstorff 14.  Kiel accounted for ten kills while Krausman and Gesink had six.  Gesink had 53 assists and 12 digs while Broekhuis had 28 digs and Wolterstorff nine.

HISTORY… Dordt holds a 15-1 advantage in the series with most of the contests happening since the GPAC was formed in 2000.  Dordt won last year’s contest 25-13, 25-16, 25-14 behind seven kills by Katelyn Schuller and six each by Floen, Krausman and Loy Sahr.  Gesink had 26 assists and Broekhuis 18 digs and three different players had a service ace each.

WHERE WE GO FROM HERE… Concordia is scheduled to face the College of Saint Mary on Tuesday, October 29 in non-conference play.

Dordt will travel to Mitchell, South Dakota to face the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers on Tuesday, October 29 and will travel to Doane on Saturday, November 2 before concluding the season at Northwestern on Wednesday, November 6.

Volleyball Standings (Thursday, October 24)
School GPAC/Overall
Northwestern 11-0/27-1
Hastings 9-2/18-9
Midland 9-2/27-2
Dordt 9-3/18-5
Nebraska Wesleyan 8-4/18-6
Briar Cliff  5-7/16-11
Doane 4-7/13-14
Concordia 4-8/15-10
Morningside 3-8/11-12
Mount Marty 1-10/12-16
Dakota Wesleyan 0-12/7-22

GPAC Scores and Schedules

September 4
Hastings def. Concordia 3-1

September 11
Midland def. Concordia 3-0
Nebraska Wesleyan def. Morningside 3-1

September 14
Dordt def. Briar Cliff 3-1
Doane def. Hastings 3-1

September 17
Hastings def. Nebraska Wesleyan 3-0
Doane def. Concordia 3-0
Briar Cliff def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-0
Northwestern def. Mount Marty 3-0

September 18
Dordt def. Morningside 3-2
September 20
Concordia def. Dakota Wesleyan University 3-0
Northwestern College def. Morningside College 3-1

September 21
Midland def. Briar Cliff 3-0
Concordia def. Mount Marty 3-0
Nebraska Wesleyan def.Dakota Wesleyan 3-1
Dordt  def. Hastings 3-1
Northwestern def. Doane 3-2

September 24
Midland University def.  Nebraska Wesleyan University 3-1
Northwestern College def.  Dordt College 3-2
Morningside College def.  Dakota Wesleyan University 3-0
Briar Cliff University def., Mount Marty College 3-1

September 25
Hastings College  def. Concordia University 3-1

September 27
Midland University def.  Dakota Wesleyan University 3-0
Hastings College def. Briar Cliff University 3-0
Nebraska Wesleyan University def. Dordt College 3-0
Doane College def. Morningside College 3-0
Northwestern College def. Concordia University 3-0

September 28
Concordia University def.  Morningside College 3-1
Dordt College def.  Midland University 3-1
Hastings College def. Dakota Wesleyan University 3-0
Nebraska Wesleyan University def.  Briar Cliff University 3-2
Doane College def.  Mount Marty College 3-2

October 1
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Concordia University 1
Dordt College 3, Mount Marty College 0
Northwestern College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0

October 2
Midland def. Doane 31
Briar Cliff University def. Morningside 3-0

October 5
Northwestern def. Midland 3-2
Dordt def. Doane 3-0

October 8
Mount Marty @ Morningside

October 9
Midland University 3, Hastings College 0
Nebraska Wesleyan University 3, Doane College 0
Dordt College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0
Northwestern College 3, Briar Cliff University 1

October 11
Morningside College 3, Dakota Wesleyan University 0
Briar Cliff University 3, Mount Marty College 0

October 12
Hastings College 3, Nebraska Wesleyan University 2

October 13
Hastings College 3, Mount Marty College 0

October 15
Briar Cliff 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0

October 16
Dordt 3, Morningside 1
Midland 3, Nebraska Wesleyan 1
Northwestern 3,  Mount Marty 0
Doane 3, Concordia 1

October 19
Midland 3, Briar Cliff 1
Concordia 3, Mount Marty 0
Northwestern 3, Doane 0
Hastings 3, Dordt 0
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0

October 22
Dordt 3, Briar Cliff 1
Mount Marty 3, Dakota Wesleyan 0

October 23
Midland 3, Doane 1
Nebraska Wesleyan 3, Concordia  0
Northwestern  3, Morningside 0

October 25
Midland @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Morningside
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Northwestern
Doane @ Dakota Wesleyan
Concordia @ Briar Cliff

October 26
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Northwestern
Concordia @ Dordt College
Midland @ Morningside
Doane @ Briar Cliff

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