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Dordt Volleyball Hosts Matinee With Nebraska Wesleyan

September 20, 2012

DON’T BE LATE… Dordt is hosting Nebraska Wesleyan in GPAC volleyball on Saturday, September 22.  The junior varsity match begins at 2:30 and the varsity will get underway at 4:00.  The match can be heard on KDCR 88.5 FM and on a live webstream at  Results and stats will be posted to and and also at .

THE RIVAL…Nebraska Wesleyan is 5-5 this season and 0-2 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference with losses to Concordia and Hastings in the league.  Nebraska Wesleyan is scheduled to play Briar Cliff on Friday night, September 21.

Katelyn Walsh is averaging 3.83 kills per set for a team that averages 11.92 kills per outing.  Hannah Softley knocks down 2.25 kills per set and Karny Kuehl is at 1.81 and Cody Long 1.78.  Alex Springman puts up 10.36 assists per set and has seven ace serves.  The Prairie Wolves get to 19.03 digs per set with Mackenzie Hite leading the way with a 5.72 digs per set average.  Nebraska Wesleyan also registers 1.71 points per set off of blocks.

THE DEFENDERS… The Defenders are 13-3 overall and 3-0 in the GPAC with conference wins over Dakota Wesleyan, Briar Cliff and Mount Marty.  The Defender losses this year are to Grace (Indiana), Grand View and Bellevue.  Dordt as won six in a row dating back to a loss to Grand View at the Hastings Tournament.

The Defenders are hitting .238 as a team and are putting down 12.5 kills per set.  Katelyn Schuller averages 2.85 kills  per outing with a .435 kill efficiency while Lindsey Floen and Danae Geels are at 2.52 and 2.48 kills per set respectively.  Loy Sahr is good for 2.22 kills as well and Kayla Gesink is averaging just over one kill per set at setter.  Jenna Horstman, in her freshman season, has averaged 1.87 kills.

Gesink leads the team with a 9.28 assists per average and she also gets to 2.66 digs.  Kayla Broekhuis averages 2.66 digs and Lindsey Floen is in on 1.31 blocks per set.  Dordt averages 2.86 blocks and 14.0 digs.

LAST ACTION… Nebraska Wesleyan lost to Concordia 25-20, 27-25, 15-25, 26-24 on Tuesday night.  Katelyn Walsh accounted for 16 kills while Cody Long and Hannah Softley had 12 kills each.  Alex Springman put up 48 assists.  Mackenzie Hite and Mackenzie Ashton both got to 12 digs.

Dordt swept Mount Marty 27-25, 25-15, 25-13 and was led by Schuller with 11 kills and Sahr had nine.  Gesink lofted 31 assists and Jocelyn Bousema dug up seven and Jana Van Zanten had seven as well.

HISTORY… Dordt leads the series 9-2 and is 5-1 in games at the De Witt Gym.  The Defenders dropped Nebraska Wesleyan 3-0 last year in Sioux Center on November 5 by set scores of 26-24, 25-23, 25-16.  Schuller had 11 kills in that win and Danae Geels had nine.  Jocelyn Bousema had 16 digs and Jessica De Stigter 24 assists.  Wesleyan was led by Cody Long and Karny Kuehl had eight kills each and Cody Long had 12 digs.

Dordt lost to Nebraska Wesleyan 3-2 in Lincoln on September 17.  The Defenders were up 2-1 but Wesleyan came back to win the final two sets 25-18 and 15-8.  Jana Van Zanten had 14 kills and Schuller added 12.  De Stigter put up 30 assists and Gesink 24.  Bousema got to 27 digs.  Cody Long had 18 kills and Brittnie Kreikemeier had 15.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE…Dordt will face Northwestern on Wednesday, September 26 while Nebraska Wesleyan is traveling to Midland on Wednesday.

Standings (Thursday, September 20)
Dordt 3-0/13-3
Northwestern 3-0/13-3
Hastings 2-0/12-2
Doane  3-1/16-4
Midland 2-1/10-6
Morningside 1-2/10-6
Briar Cliff 1-2/9-7
Concordia 1-3/4-9
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-2/5-5
Dakota Wesleyan 0-2/3-12
Mount Marty 0-3/2-11

Wednesday, September 5
Dordt def Briar Cliff 3-2
Midland def Concordia 3-0
Hastings def Doane 3-2

Tuesday, September 11
Briar Cliff University def. Mount Marty College 3-0
Hastings College def. Nebraska Wesleyan University 3-0
Doane College def. Concordia University 3-0

Wednesday, September 12
Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-0
Northwestern def. Morningside 3-2

Friday, September 14
Northwestern def. Concordia 3-0
Saturday, September 15
Doane def. Mount Marty  3-0
Midland def. Morningside 3-2

Tuesday, September 18
Northwestern def. Briar Cliff  3-0
Concordia def. Nebraska Wesleyan 3-1

Wednesday, September 19
Doane def. Midland  3-2
Morningside def. Dakota Wesleyan 3-1
Dordt def. Mount Marty 3-0

Friday, September 21
Briar Cliff @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Saturday, September 22
Mount Marty @ Midland
Northwestern @ Hastings
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Dordt College
Dakota Wesleyan @ Concordia
Morningside @ Doane

Tuesday, September 25
Mount Marty @ Dakota Wesleyan

Wednesday, September 26
Briar Cliff @ Morningside
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Midland
Concordia @ Hastings
Dordt @ Northwestern

Saturday, September 29
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Briar Cliff
Midland @ Northwestern
Concordia @ Morningside
Doane @ Dordt College

Tuesday, October 2
Dakota Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff
Doane @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Wednesday, October 3
Hastings @ Midland
Morningside @ Dordt
Northwestern @ Mount Marty

Friday, October 5
Briar Cliff @ Concordia

Saturday, October 6
Dordt @ Midland
Mount Marty @ Concordia
Morningside @ Hastings
Briar Cliff @ Doane

Tuesday, October 9
Briar Cliff @ Dordt College
Hastings @ Doane
Morningside @ Mount Marty

Wednesday, October 10
Midland @ Concordia
Northwestern @ Dakota Wesleyan
Friday, October 12
Doane @ Morningside

Saturday, October 13
Midland @ Briar Cliff
Concordia @ Dakota Wesleyan
Hastings @ Mount Marty
Northwestern @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Sunday, October 14
Hastings @ Dakota Wesleyan

Tuesday, October 16
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Concordia
Dordt @ Mount Marty

Wednesday, October 17
Briar Cliff @ Northwestern
Doane @ Midland
Morningside @ Dakota Wesleyan

Friday, October 19
Dakota Wesleyan @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Saturday, October 20
Dordt @ Hastings
Dakota Wesleyan @ Midland
Northwestern @ Doane
Morningside @ Nebraska Wesleyan

Tuesday, October 23
Mount Marty @ Briar Cliff
Dakota Wesleyan @ Dordt College

Wednesday, October 24
Hastings @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Concordia @ Doane
Northwestern @ Morningside

Saturday, October 27
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Briar Cliff
Midland @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Northwestern
Concordia @ Dordt College
Doane @ Dakota Wesleyan

Tuesday, October 30
Briar Cliff @ Dakota Wesleyan
Midland @ Hastings
Nebraska Wesleyan @ Doane
Dordt @ Morningside
Mount Marty @ Northwestern

Thursday, November 1
Morningside @ Briar Cliff
Midland @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Dakota Wesleyan @ Mount Marty
Hastings @ Concordia
Northwestern @ Dordt College

Saturday, November 3
Mount Marty @ Doane
Morningside @ Midland
Dakota Wesleyan @ Hastings
Dordt @ Nebraska Wesleyan
Northwestern @ Concordia

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