Dordt College News

Dordt-Morningside Volleyball At De Witt Gym Wednesday

October 1, 2012

DON’T BE LATE… Dordt will host Morningside in a Great Plains Athletic Conference match on Wednesday, October 3.  The junior varsity match gets underway at 6:00 and the varsity is scheduled to start at 7:30.  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 .

WHITEOUT…it’s a whiteout on Wednesday night.  Wear white to support the Defenders!

THE RIVAL… Morningside is 11-8 overall and 2-4 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference.  The wins for Morningside in the league have come over Concordia and Dakota Wesleyan while the losses have been to Northwestern, Midland, Doane and Briar Cliff. 

The Mustangs are averaging 11.57 kills per set with a .189 kill efficiency with 16.25 digs per set.  Morningside also gets 2.45 points per set off of blocks and 1.26 points on ace serves.

Maggie Vondrak averages 2.79 kills per set and Briana Schauble is averaging 2.38 kills per outing.  Gabi French is putting away 2.01 kills per outing and Anastasia Ott is good for 1.80.  Melissa Mounts averages 6.6 assists per set and Hannah Roberg is good for 4.43 assists per outing.  Mounts is second on the team in ace serves with 21 this year and Lexi Welsh has team honors in that category with 22 and she is averaging 3.4 digs per outing.  Vondrak is the team leader in digs with a 3.71 average.

THE DEFENDERS… Dordt is 15-5 this season and 5-1 in the GPAC.  Dordt had a seven match winning streak snapped on Saturday when they lost to Doane.  Dordt has had winning streaks of five and seven this season.

The Defenders average 12.61 kills per set and they get to 14.21 digs.  The Defenders get 2.67 blocks per set and they account for 1.56 ace serves per outing.

Katelyn Schuller leads the Defenders with a 2.75 kills per set average and she has a .299 kill efficiency.  Lindsey Floen is in on 2.41 digs and also has a kill efficiency of .299.  Floen is averaging 1.25 blocks per contest which is tops on the team.  Dana Geels is averaging 2.61 kills and hits .288 while Loy Sahr is at 2.15 kills per set with a  .284 efficiency.  Kayla Gesink is averaging 9.21 assists with a kill per contest and 2.69 digs.  Gesink also leads the team in ace serves with 27.  Jocelyn Bousema has 25 ace serves and digs up 1.63 and Kayla Broekhuis leads the team in digs with a 3.96 average.  Jana Van Zanten gets to 1.94 digs and has 23 service aces.

LAST ACTION… Morningside turned away Concordia on Saturday 25-19, 23-25, 25-15, 25-16 and was paced by Vondrak with 14 kills and 19 digs.  Schaeuble and French had 12 and 11 kills each with Mounts putting up 42 assists.  French also had three ace serves and Welsh had 15 digs.
Dordt lost to #14 Doane on Saturday by scores of 25-21, 20-25, 18-25, 15-25.  Danae Geels had 16 kills and Loy Sahr had 10.  Kayla Gesink had 39 assists and 15 digs.

HISTORY… Dordt leads the series 12-6 but Morningside won both matches last year.  Morningside swept Dordt 27-25, 35-33, 25-17 in Sioux City on October 5, 2011.  Katelyn Schuller had 10 kills and Geels nine with Jessica De Stigter putting up 20 assists and Bousema had 11 digs.  Morningside was topped by Schaeuble’s 12 kills and Monica Iverson put up 40 assists.

The Mustangs also beat Dordt on November 1 by scores of 25-16, 19-25, 21-25, 20-25.  Schuller and Floen had nine kills each and Gesink 18 assists.  Bousema also had ten digs and Amber Weingartner nine.  Maggie Vondrak had 15 kills and Riley Callan 14.  Darcy Christensen got to 24 digs and Callan had two ace serves.

WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE…Hastings is scheduled to host Morningside in the next outing for the Mustangs  on Saturday while the Defenders will be on the road to Midland on October 6.

Standings (Monday, October 1)
Hastings 5-0/15-3
Dordt 5-1/15-4
Doane  5-1/18-5
Midland 5-1/13-6
Northwestern 3-3/13-6
Concordia 2-5/5-11
Morningside 2-4/11-8
Briar Cliff 2-4/10-9
Nebraska Wesleyan 2-4/7-7
Dakota Wesleyan 0-4/4-16
Mount Marty 1-5/4-13

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 def. Mount Marty 3-0
Hastings def. Briar Cliff 3-1
Midland def. Northwestern 3-1
Morningside def. Concordia 3-1
Doane def. Dordt College 3-1

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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