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Dordt Hosts Ranked Doane Volleyball Team

September 27, 2012

DON’T BE LATE… Dordt will host Doane in a Great Plains Athletic Conference match on Saturday, September 29.  The junior varsity match gets underway at 3:30 and the varsity is scheduled to start at 5:00.  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…The Doane Tigers are 4-1 in the GPAC and 17-5 overall and hold a #14 rating in the most recent NAIA poll released on Tuesday, September 25.  Losses for the Tigers this season are to Jamestown, Hastings, Okahoma Baptist, Grand View and Nebraska-Kearney.  The loss to Kearney was the first time this season that Doane has been swept and they’ve gone to five sets with three teams and are 1-2 in those matches.

The Tigers average 13.0 kills per set and 14.9 digs per outing.  They get two points per set off of blocks and another two per set on ace serves.  The Tigers rank #5 in the country in total kills with 1,119 and are #5 in total ace serves with 168.

Susan Rollman puts down a team high 3.44 kills per set with a .366 kill efficiency and Ashley Axman is good for 3.19 with a .243 kill efficiency.  Rollman has been in on 85 blocks this season and that ranks #9 nationally and her total number of kills ranks #10.  The Tigers hit for a team kill efficiency of .245. Miranda Wisehart is averaging 10.45 assists per set and has 29 service aces.  Julie Els has 50 service aces and leads the country in that category.  Desiree Erickson, Wisehart and Karissa Blank all average between two and three digs per set.

THE DEFENDERS… are 15-4 this season and 5-0 in the league.  Dordt is averaging 12.7 kills per set and 14.2 digs and they get 2.8 points per outing off of blocks and another 1.6 on ace serves.  Dordt’s total block number of 186 is the sixth highest in the NAIA and the 2.8 blocks per set the Defenders average is the seventh highest in the country.

Katelyn Schuller (2.88), Danae Geels (2.53), Lindsey Floen (2.41) and Loy Sahr (2.13) are all averaging between two and three kills per set.  Schuller tops the team with a .376 kill efficiency and Floen is at .299 with a 1.25 blocks per set average which is #18 nationally.  Kayla Gesink is good for 9.18 assists and shares team honors with Jocelyn Bousema in ace serves with 25.  Jana Van Zanten has 22 aces with 1.87 digs.  Kayla Broekhuis is averaging 3.99 digs and Gesink is at 2.63 per set.

LAST ACTION… Doane played Nebraska-Kearney on the road and lost a 25-18, 26-24, 25-19 decision.  Rollman had 11 kills and Wisehart had 31 assists with 16 digs.  Julie Els had 15 digs and and Axman ten kills.  The Tigers were limited to .143 hitting in the match.

Dordt beat Northwestern 25-19, 25-16, 18-25, 25-27, 15-9 on Wednesday night.  Katelyn Schuller led the Dordt attack with 14 kills and Geels had 13.  Gesink put up 37 assists and Broekhuis got to a team high 18 digs.

HISTORY… Dordt leads the series 22-5 in matches played since 1998.  Doane won the only meeting of the teams in 2011 with a 25-23, 21-25, 25-16, 25-15 decision in Crete, Nebraska.  Schuller had nine kills with Floen and Kiley Velgersdyk putting down eight each.  Jessica De Stigter had 19 assists and Kayla Gesink 18.  Bousema had a team high 17 digs.  Doane was topped by Axman with 15 kills and Rollman had 14 while Erickson put up 44 assists.  Lindsay Coffin was good for 14 digs.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE…Dordt is scheduled to host Morningside on Wednesday, October 3 while Doane has Hastings at home on October 2.

Standings (Thursday, September 27)
Dordt 5-0/15-3
Hastings 4-0/14-2
Doane  4-1/17-5
Midland 4-1/12-6
Northwestern 3-2/13-5
Concordia 2-4/5-10
Morningside 1-4/10-8
Briar Cliff 2-3/10-8
Nebraska Wesleyan 1-4/6-7
Dakota Wesleyan 0-4/4-13
Mount Marty 1-4/3-12

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
Nebraska Wesleyan def. Briar Cliff 3-0

Saturday, September 22
Midland University def.  Mount Marty College 3-0
Hastings College def. Northwestern College 3-0
Dordt College def. Nebraska Wesleyan University 3-2
Concordia University def. Dakota Wesleyan University 3-2
Doane College def. Morningside College 3-2

Tuesday, September 25
Mount Marty def.  Dakota Wesleyan 3-0

Wednesday, September 26
Briar Cliff def. Morningside 3-0
Midland def. Nebraska Wesleyan 3-0
Hastings def. Concordia 3-0
Dordt def. Northwestern 3-2

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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